Category: Business / National Affairs

July 11, 2019

Amazon Pledges $700 Million to Teach Its Workers to Code

The tech giant wants to position itself as a positive force for American workers, but it’s not clear whether retraining will be effective.


by Louise Matsakis in Business
July 9, 2019

The World Cup Was a Prime Target for Amazon Counterfeiters

The ecommerce giant was flooded with fake US women’s soccer merchandise the day after the team’s historic World Cup victory.


by Louise Matsakis in Business
July 1, 2019

The One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack – July 2019 List

So far in 2019, Mexico is the deadliest country for journalists.


by Wired Staff in Business
June 28, 2019

Big Data Supercharged Gerrymandering. It Could Help Stop It Too

The Supreme Court decided Thursday not to address partisan gerrymandering—but there are other ways to fight it.


by Louise Matsakis in Business
June 26, 2019

Wayfair Walkout, Facebook Data Value, and More News

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by Lydia Horne in Business
June 26, 2019

Wayfair Employees Are Walking Out. Here’s Why

Workers are protesting the ecommerce company’s business with a government contractor that manages children’s detention camps at the southern border.


by Louise Matsakis in Business
June 4, 2019

New York’s Privacy Bill Is Even Bolder Than California’s

New York is poised to become the next battleground in the fight for consumers’ rights over their personal data.


by Issie Lapowsky in Business
June 4, 2019

The One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack

Jamal Khashoggi, the murdered columnist for *The Washington Post*, remains atop the list, as does independent Tanzanian journalist Azory Gwanda.


by Wired Staff in Business
May 28, 2019

US Sanctions on Huawei May Fuel China’s Plan for Its Own Tech

China’s government has to plan to wean itself from reliance on Western technology. Blacklisting Huawei will only accentuate that impulse.


by Tom Simonite in Business
May 23, 2019

Big Tech: Breaking Us Up Will Only Help China

Amid escalating tension with China, executives at Google and Facebook argue that tough regulations against tech will hurt US competitiveness.


by Nitasha Tiku in Business