Online disinformation and the spread of deceptive political messages are pernicious, but they aren’t necessarily the worst abuse of social networks by governments and political actors.
Author Leonid Bershidsky
The European Commission had solid antitrust reasons for fining Google €4.3-billion for violations including the bundling of certain apps with the Android operating system – and for not going after Apple for similar behaviour. Yet, from a consumer’s point of view, Apple should get the same kind of attention.
The European parliament’s rejection of new copyright rules shows how difficult it is for regulators to compel the tech industry to pay for content that it uses for free. The parliament voted on Thursday to send a draft
It’s becoming standard practice for US technology giants to follow the letter of European rulings and regulations without really changing their behaviour. Most recently, Facebook and Google have exhibited just a
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation has been in effect for less than a week. It was always clear that a vast number of companies would comply in only the most perfunctory way, at least while the law was
Elon Musk’s idea of creating a credibility rating site for journalists and media outlets seems wacky on the face of it. For one, the proposed name, Pravda, is cringe-making for a Soviet-born journalist like me. But not
I’ve long been a critic of Apple, but today I give up: it’s the perfect technology company for this day and age, an example to the rest of Silicon Valley. After Apple’s latest results announcement, one could knock it yet again
Internet users throughout the European Union – and, in some cases, in the rest of the world as well – are starting to get gently pushed toward accepting various companies’ new service and privacy terms that
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg have apologised (again and again) for the company’s handling of user data. The best indication that they aren’t actually sorry