Category: Business / Policy and Net Neutrality

October 17, 2019

An Actual Debate Over the Internet’s Favorite Legal Shield

Wednesday’s congressional hearing on Section 230 may have been a bit unsettling for techies: a genuinely substantive look at the future of tech platforms.


by Paris Martineau in Business
October 1, 2019

In Europe, Sites Can Only Track You If You Check the Box

The EU’s highest court ruled that website operators can’t present users with “pre-checked” options to agree to cookies.


by Paris Martineau in Business
October 1, 2019

A Court Says Repealing Net Neutrality Was (Mostly) OK

But the appeals court said states can adopt and enforce their own net neutrality rules, which the FCC tried to prohibit.


by Klint Finley in Business
September 25, 2019

When Politicians Play Web Designers

Opinion: Banning unwanted “dark patterns” from apps and sites may also take away the design features users want.


by Stephanie Thien Hang Nguyen Lea Kissner in Business
August 26, 2019

Trump’s Trade War Isn’t Just a US–China Problem

As companies explore manufacturing options outside China, the countries that stand to gain most from new business might still lose in the end.


by Klint Finley in Business
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