Category: Business / National Affairs

September 24, 2021

First-Gen College Grads Face More Hurdles in the Job Market

Students whose parents didn’t go to college often work instead of joining extracurricular activities, and can lag peers on skills like résumé writing.

by Jon Marcus in Business
September 24, 2021

Advocates Struggle to Control Police Use of Surveillance Tech

A key backer of a 2018 Oakland law to rein in tools like automated license plate readers says the city is not following the rules.

by Sidney Fussell in Business
September 16, 2021

Join Us for RE:WIRED—Conversations on Humanity’s Biggest Bets

This November, some of the most interesting thinkers, technologists, and artists in the world will convene to discuss how tech is shaping our future.

by Wired Staff in Business
September 10, 2021

Epic Leaves a Big Crack in Apple’s Walled Garden

A judge ordered significant changes to the App Store today, but the fight between Epic Games and Apple isn’t over yet.

by Cecilia DAnastasio in antitrust
September 9, 2021

Tech Companies Wade Into Abortion Politics in Texas

In 2021, corporations are expected to take a stand on even the most divisive issues.

by Arielle Pardes in Business
September 9, 2021

California Passes Warehouse Worker Bill, Taking Aim at Amazon

For years, algorithms have driven workers to meet punishing quotas. A state bill trying to reinject humans into the workflow has cleared a big hurdle.

by CaitlinHarrington in Business
September 7, 2021

Pharmacies Stepped Up During Covid—and Changed for Good

Pharmacies have long been perceived as commodities. Now, they’re a central tool for removing barriers to health care.

by Jake Galdo in built to pill
August 24, 2021

Gavin Newsom’s Recall Election Divides Silicon Valley’s Elite

How the tech world’s unique brand of politics is shaping the fight over who governs California.

by Arielle Pardes in Business
August 19, 2021

Lina Khan’s Theory of the Facebook Antitrust Case Takes Shape

With a beefed-up complaint, the Federal Trade Commission explains precisely why it thinks the social media giant is an illegal monopoly.

by Gilad Edelman in antitrust
August 10, 2021

The NYPD Had a Secret Fund for Surveillance Tools

Documents reveal that police bought facial-recognition software, vans equipped with x-ray machines, and “stingray” cell site simulators—with no public oversight.

by Sidney Fussell in Business