Category: Business / National Affairs

November 20, 2019

Opinion: Workers Deserve a Say in Automation

The Workers Right to Training Act allows employees to evolve as their employers adopt new tech.

by Sherrod Brown Liz Shuler in Business
November 17, 2019

Why Is Google Slow-Walking Its Breakthroughs in AI?

The company’s new facial-recognition service comes with limitations to prevent abuse, which sometimes lets competitors take the lead.

by Tom Simonite in Business
November 13, 2019

Google Is Basically Daring the US to Block Its Fitbit Deal

The company’s moves into health data will test how serious antitrust enforcers are about privacy issues.

by Gilad Edelman in Business
November 6, 2019

Trolling Is Now Mainstream Political Discourse

Opinion: Our new study on Islamophobia, xenophobia, and racism during the 2018 midterms confirms we’re on a path of digital dystopia.

by Jonathan Albright in Business
November 5, 2019

TikTok Is Having a Tough Time in Washington

The popular video app gets slammed by lawmakers over everything from children’s privacy to national security, as well as for its ties to Beijing.

by Louise Matsakis in Business
November 1, 2019

One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack

The focus in November is on four murdered journalists, whose killers have not been held to account.  

by Wired Staff in Business
October 30, 2019

Should Tech CEOs Go to Jail Over Data Misuse? Some Senators Say Yes

Ron Wyden turned heads this month with a bill that would put tech executives behind bars, but not all of his colleagues agree it would be effective—or constitutional.

by Matt Laslo in Business
October 29, 2019

Warren Targets ‘Revolving Door’ Between Government and Tech

Warren’s latest plan would prohibit large companies from hiring senior government employees right out of office—and she comes out swinging against Facebook.

by Louise Matsakis in Business
October 17, 2019

The Delicate Ethics of Using Facial Recognition in Schools

A growing number of districts are deploying cameras and software to prevent attacks. But the systems are also used to monitor students, and adult critics.

by Tom Simonite Gregory Barber in Business
October 14, 2019

Devin Nunes and the Power of Keyword Signaling

Opinion: From “crisis actor” to “collusion hoax,” conservatives use SEO terms gamed by right-wing media outlets, propelling a polarized internet.

by Francesca Tripodi in Business