Morgan Halvorsen

Deputy Editor

Morgan is a Deputy Editor at Morning Consult.

Tech Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Morgan Halvorsen Week in Review Police say Uber crash “entirely avoidable” The “safety” driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber Technologies Inc. vehicle that hit and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz., in March was streaming a Hulu television show on her phone until approximately half a second before the fatal crash, according to […]

Tech Brief: California Dilutes Legislation on Net Neutrality

By Edward Graham and Morgan Halvorsen Top Stories California State Assembly members weakened legislation designed to implement a local version of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules, which were repealed by the agency in December. The bill, which was approved by the California Senate last month, seeks to impose strict regulations on how internet service […]

Tech Brief: Supreme Court to Scrutinize Google Privacy Settlement

By Morgan Halvorsen and Edward Graham Top Stories The Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in a case involving two people who object to Google LLC’s $8.5 million settlement of claims that the Alphabet Inc. unit improperly disclosed users’ online search terms to outside websites. The case centers on what’s known as a “cy pres” accord, which […]

Tech Brief: T-Mobile and Sprint Agree to Nearly $27 Billion Merger

By Morgan Halvorsen and Edward Graham Top Stories Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc. announced they have agreed to a nearly $27 billion merger deal, a move that could significantly change the U.S. telecom industry as it works to advance next-generation wireless technology, known as 5G. T-Mobile Chief Executive John Legere, who would serve as leader of […]

Tech Brief: Arizona Suspends Uber From Testing Autonomous Vehicles

By Morgan Halvorsen Top Stories Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey suspended Uber Technologies Inc.’s autonomous vehicle testing privileges in the Grand Canyon State, saying in a letter to CEO Dara Khosrowshahi that last week’s fatal crash involving a self-driving car and a woman in Phoenix was “an unquestionable failure to comply with” expectations of public safety. Uber ceased […]

Health Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

President Donald Trump blamed former President Barack Obama for not doing more to curb opioid abuse, but he offered few specific details for how he would confront the crisis. Trump later announced he is declaring the epidemic “a national emergency.”

Brands Brief: 62 Percent of Trump Voters Don’t Follow His Tweets Closely

Despite the president’s penchant for posting, 62 percent of President Donald Trump’s voters aren’t following his tweets closely, a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows. What’s more is that registered voters trust the information coming from the media more than that from the White House or Trump, with 46 percent of those surveyed saying Trump’s information was not credible.