An absence of laws governing the digital space has allowed the government to tinker with internet accessibility as it sees fit.
Data privacy regulations are being adopted to protect internet users. Today, humans need to read those rules to ensure compliance. New research suggests machines could interpret them in real time.
The ACCC's inquiry was launched to address concerns about the market power of major digital platforms, such as Google and Facebook, and their impact on Australia's businesses and media.
The father of the web wants to address issues including malicious content circulation, misinformation, and the polarisation of online debate. But the methods he is proposing aren't great.
The first internet communication was underwhelming, thanks to a computer crash. But a lot has happened since then – including key decisions that helped build the internet of today.
The law is out of step with technology that means anyone can manipulate your images in hyper-realistic ways.
It's easy to legislate for new offences and more incarceration. It's harder – and more expensive – to ensure the community is safer in the long term. This involves addressing causes, not effects.
Vladimir Putin's complaints about Western power over telecommunications echo – if not co-opt – concerns raised by less powerful nations for decades.
Internet taxes could stifle Africa's free and vibrant social media.
The borderless nature of the internet makes it hard to pull the plug on social media talk that crosses the line.
A new copyright reform law has many up in arms – they want you to do something about it before it comes up for a vote.
For years, watchdogs have warned of the potential problems of sharing data with online companies. The Facebook data crisis has made these concerns much more real. What should be done now?
US privacy laws focus on informing consumers what's happening with their data; other countries specifically restrict data collection and analysis.
The end of net neutrality in the US does not mean the rest of the world will follow – and there's plenty of evidence that demonstrates continued commitment to open access.
If access to information online becomes more difficult, then it will be the communities on the fringes that lose out.
As the issue of an open and free internet again comes up for public debate, Congress could participate – and help regulators devise a workable set of policies.
After violence in Charlottesville, internet firms are erasing bigoted content. But should private companies serve as unaccountable regulators and be responsible for policing complex social issues?
Cracking down on extremism online won’t solve the problem of extremist violence, will inevitably censor speech that's important to protect and risks harming political dissidents and democracy itself.
British Prime Minister Theresa May called for an international cooperative effort to drive terrorists off the internet. How well have other global efforts to manage the internet fared?
As the Trump administration settles into office, regulators and lawmakers have big plans for shifting the country's media landscape, with potentially profound effects on the public.