Category: Business / Policy and Net Neutrality

November 26, 2019

What’s a Digital Bill of Rights Without Enforcement?

Google and Facebook are backers of the Contract for the Web, which lists privacy as a core principle. But the companies continue to slurp up user data.

by Klint Finley in Business
November 24, 2019

Amazon Doesn’t Favor Its Own Brands—Except When It Does

The company told House investigators that it ‘gates’ its own private-label products. Here’s why that matters.

by Gilad Edelman in Business
November 20, 2019

Breaking Big Tech Up Isn’t the Only Approach for Antitrust

When it comes to the Silicon Valley giants, presidential candidates are having the wrong debate.

by Gilad Edelman in Business
November 2, 2019

GDPR Fines Haven’t Rocked the Data Privacy World—Yet 

Though there hasn’t been a deluge of large fines, EU regulators are slowly beginning to flex their enforcement muscles.

by Matt Burgess WIRED UK in Business
October 22, 2019

Should Europe Regulate American Tech Companies?

Four technology policy experts debate whether the EU has declared war on Silicon Valley.

by Wired Staff in Business
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