Category: Business / Policy and Net Neutrality

August 16, 2019

Josh Hawley Says Tech Enables ‘Some of the Worst of America’

From social media addiction to antitrust regulation, the freshman senator from Missouri wants to take on Big Tech in big ways.

by Matt Laslo in Business
August 7, 2019

Elizabeth Warren Unveils a Plan to Expand Broadband Access

The senator and presidential candidate wants to offer $85 billion in grants to nonprofits and municipalities to bring the internet to underserved areas.

by Klint Finley in Business
July 5, 2019

Tim Wu Explains Why He Thinks Facebook Should Be Broken Up

Tim Wu, who coined the phrase “net neutrality,” spoke with WIRED Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

by Nicholas Thompson in Business
June 26, 2019

Senators Want Facebook to Put a Price on Your Data. Is That Possible?

A bill introduced by senators Mark Warner and Josh Hawley would require big tech companies to disclose the data they collect and value it for each user.

by Gregory Barber in Business
June 21, 2019

San Francisco’s Juul Ban, an All-Electric Airplane, and More News

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by Alex Baker-Whitcomb in Business
June 21, 2019

San Francisco’s E-Cigarette Ban Aims to Goose the FDA

Some researchers say teens will find a way to vape despite a ban. Some worry that it will drive kids to tobacco.

by Sara Harrison in Business
June 3, 2019

Antitrust Scrutiny of Google and Amazon Should Worry Silicon Valley

Reports say the federal government is considering antitrust probes of Google and Amazon. Big Tech could be a bogeyman for both sides in the 2020 election.

by Fred Vogelstein in Business
May 30, 2019

California Lawmakers Move to Protect Gig-Economy Workers

The California Assembly passed a bill that would require services such as Uber and Lyft to classify their workers as employees, rather than contractors.

by Paris Martineau in Business
May 28, 2019

We Need to Build Up ‘Digital Trust’ in Tech

Opinion: Framing our concerns with tech as issues of privacy or responsibility focuses narrowly on symptoms, not on the systemic issue—we need digital trust.

by Daniel Dobrygowski in Business
May 21, 2019

Why a T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Would Be Bad for the Public

Opinion: FCC chair Ajit Pai says the deal is in the public interest. Except it would raise prices, reduce competition and innovation, and harm low-income Americans.

by Gigi Sohn in Business