The US senator says his past as a comedian and writer gives him plenty of reasons to mistrust big media companies.
The Minnesota senator has asked Uber and Lyft to clarify their data collection practices. He believes users should know how their personal information is being collected and used by these ride-sharing services.
Minnesota Democrat wants answers in the wake of a report that an Uber executive monitored a reporter's movements on the ride-sharing service.
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.
The car-hailing service's proposal would see drivers get commercial licenses, requiring them to have minimum amounts of experience and insurance.
The new rules would prohibit speeding up, slowing down or blocking broadband Internet traffic, under regulations that date back to the early days of the telephone business.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is at the center of a historic debate over how we'll all use the Internet. Fans applaud a consumer-friendly approach. Critics say he'll strangle innovation. Both sides agree he's not afraid to do what he thinks is right.