The US senator says his past as a comedian and writer gives him plenty of reasons to mistrust big media companies.
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.
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.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken urged the tech savvy entrepreneurs at South by Southwest not to sell out or let their government sell them out, and to stand up for Net neutrality.
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.
Minnesota Senator warns American Bar Association audience about privacy implications when monolithic tech firms become unaccountable.
Spurred by recent news reports, Sen. Al Franken wants DOJ to hand over info on agency requests for location data from cell phone companies.
In a follow-up letter, U.S. Sen. Al Franken tells Apple and Google he wants them to require that all apps in their app stores have privacy policies--especially location-based apps.