Apple is belatedly waking up to its Congressional risk; Congress, though, needs to consider the risks of unintended consequences.
A package of new proposed laws for regulating tech companies are in part a negotiating ploy, but also an indicator of change.
Truly unlocking competition in tech means increasing interoperability; an absolutist approach to privacy is doing the exact opposite.
A quick rumination on where Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs were similar, and then an interview with Eric Seufert about mobile advertising and the dispute between Apple and Facebook.
Apple’s position on privacy seems unimpeachable, but it ignores trade-offs, and risks a bad outcome for the Internet as a whole.
Trump put TikTok’s potential sale to Microsoft in a new light, and it is an exceedingly ugly one.
As regulators look closer at acquisitions they should be extremely wary of unintended consequences. The current system works well for everyone, most of the time.
More encryption news, this time about how Apple holds the keys to iCloud backups. I think this approach strikes the right balance: privacy exists, particularly if you work for it, while acknowledging legitimate societal concerns.
Clearview AI is billed as a story about facial recognition, but the most important questions it raises is about scraping. And, by doing so, it reveals how many trade-offs we have yet to confront.
SB Nation is a publishing company that was only ever possible because of the Internet. That it has to change its model because of AB 5 shows why AB 5 is fundamentally flawed.