The US senator says his past as a comedian and writer gives him plenty of reasons to mistrust big media companies.
Minnesota senator warns against creating an Internet fast lane for deep-pocketed corporations, says rules drafted by FCC's chairman would not preserve the open Internet.
So far, no big companies have opined on what they think of the massive cable merger -- but Sen. Al Franken wants to change that.
Sen. Al Franken, publicly opposing Comcast's proposed $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable, says the cable giant can't claim it competes with TWC to secure one deal and then say it doesn't compete with TWC to win another.
In a letter to Tim Cook, Sen. Al Franken includes a series of questions concerning the safety of the biometric data captured by the iPhone 5S.
During a Senate hearing, the U.S. senator voiced unease about facial recognition software used by Facebook saying it infringes on users' privacy and could lead to abuse by the police.
Spurred by recent news reports, Sen. Al Franken wants DOJ to hand over info on agency requests for location data from cell phone companies.
Senator Al Franken of Minnesota says he is concerned that Comcast is violating Net Neutrality rules by exempting its Xfinity video service on Xbox consoles from its monthly data caps.
Minnesota Senator warns American Bar Association audience about privacy implications when monolithic tech firms become unaccountable.