Category: Business / National Affairs

April 9, 2021

Despite Union Setback, Amazon Workers Fight for Dignity

Union supporters face a setback in Bessemer, Alabama, but indicate the fight isn’t over yet.


by CaitlinHarrington in Business
April 1, 2021

One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack – April 2021

This month’s focus is on reporters who have been subjected to harassment, abuse, and arrests related to online posts. These are their cases.


by Wired Staff in Business
March 29, 2021

Amazon’s Union Vote Ends Today. What Happens Next?

Both sides are preparing for a potentially protracted battle over ballots and labor practices.


by CaitlinHarrington in Business
March 25, 2021

Social Media CEOs Can’t Defend Their Business Model

Everyone knows Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube make money by keeping users engaged. Why won’t their executives admit it to Congress?


by Gilad Edelman in Business
March 23, 2021

Announcing the WIRED Resilience Residency

We’re looking for new voices to provide an insider perspective on rapidly changing industries.


by Caitlin Kelly in Business
March 22, 2021

This Group Wants to ‘Ban Surveillance Advertising’

A new front is opening in the fight to reform Facebook and Google—right at the heart of their business model.


by Gilad Edelman in Business
March 19, 2021

Some Amazon Drivers Have Had Enough. Can They Unionize?

AI surveillance cameras. Punishing workloads. Low pay. Worker complaints are piling up, and so are the roadblocks.


by CaitlinHarrington in Business
March 18, 2021

Google and the Age of Privacy Theater

The demise of surveillance capitalism has been greatly exaggerated.


by Gilad Edelman in Business
March 18, 2021

A New York Lawmaker Wants to Ban Police Use of Armed Robots

Officers’ use of Boston Robotics’ Digidog intensifies concerns about militarization of the police.


by Sidney Fussell in Business
March 17, 2021

Amazon Has Made Rich Cities Richer—and Also More Dystopian

In a new book, Alec MacGillis explores the growing divide between winner-take-all cities and everywhere else, and the ecommerce giant at the heart of it.


by Gilad Edelman in Business