Farhad Manjoo

Clearing Out the App Stores: Government Censorship Made Easier

There’s a new form of digital censorship sweeping the globe, and it could be the start of something devastating.

Tech Giants Seem Invincible. That Worries Lawmakers.

Nearly a year ago, I argued that we were witnessing a new era in the tech business, one that is typified less by the storied start-up in a garage than by a posse I like to call the Frightful Five: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Alphabet, G

For Millions of Immigrants, a Common Language: WhatsApp

Messaging app Whatsapp has quietly become a mainstay of immigrant life. More than a billion people regularly use WhatsApp, which lets users send text messages and make phone calls free over the internet.

While We Weren’t Looking, Snapchat Revolutionized Social Networks

Though Snapchat has overtaken Twitter in terms of daily users to become one of the most popular social networks in the world, it has not attracted the media attention that the 140-character platform earns, perhaps because journalists and president

How the Internet Is Loosening Our Grip on the Truth

Next week, if all goes well, someone will win the presidency. What happens after that is anyone’s guess. Will the losing side believe the results? Will the bulk of Americans recognize the legitimacy of the new president?

Live Streaming Breaks Through, and Cable News Has Much to Fear

Cable news has functioned as the harrowing background soundtrack to much of 2015 and 2016.

The Tech-Savvy Supreme Court

[Commentary] The two major technology-related decisions handed down by the Supreme Court this week have been widely greeted by people in the tech industry as one win and one loss.

Why Did Amazon Make a Phone? A Conversation With Jeff Bezos

A Q&A with with Jeffrey Bezos, Amazon’s founder and chief executive, about their new Fire phone and Amazon’s goals in the smartphone business.

Amazon’s Tactics Confirm Its Critics’ Worst Suspicions

[Commentary] Amazon is confirming its critics’ worst fears and it is an ugly spectacle to behold. For years, authors and publishers have warned that Amazon, Jeff Bezos’ book-selling giant, would one day use its power for ill.

Did Regulators Break the Internet or Did They Save It? Yes.

[Commentary] Ten years from now, we’ll look back on the moment federal regulators broke the Internet as we know it.