Category: Business / Policy and Net Neutrality

April 9, 2020

This Pandemic Is a ‘Fork in the Road’ for Gig Worker Benefits

As Covid-19 keeps people indoors, delivery and other contract workers are more visible than ever—making this a pivotal time for them to secure basic rights.

by Arielle Pardes in Business
March 15, 2020

Google Will Make a Coronavirus Siteā€”but Not Like Trump Said

Google and the White House are working together now, but they’re still not describing the same website.

by Louise Matsakis in Business
February 21, 2020

Here’s Another Chance to Weigh In on the FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal

An appeals court ordered the FCC to seek comments on whether its new regime hurts public safety or low income consumers. 

by Klint Finley in Business
February 19, 2020

The Broadband Industry Is Suing Maine Over a Web Privacy Law

Groups claim the state law, scheduled to take effect in July, violates First Amendment protections and the Supremacy Clause of the constitution.

by Jon Brodkin Ars Technica in Business
February 12, 2020

Why the FTC Wants to Revisit Hundreds of Deals by Big Tech

Silicon Valley’s “if you can’t beat ‘em, buy ’em” approach comes under federal scrutiny. Some antitrust experts say better late than never.

by Gilad Edelman in Business
February 4, 2020

Who Should Control the Internet’s .Org Addresses?

The group that administers .org domains may be sold to a for-profit company. Critics worry that nonprofits and activists could suffer.

by Klint Finley in Business
February 1, 2020

The UK Exited the EU—and Is Leaving a ‘Meme Ban’ Behind

Though the UK initially supported the legislation, it does not plan to implement the EU Copyright Directive post-Brexit.

by Will Bedingfield WIRED UK in Business