How Amazon, Google, and Facebook Will Bring Down Telcos

The internet was supposed to alleviate media conglomeration. Instead, it may compound it. Amazon, Facebook, Google, and a handful of others are displacing media companies and telecommunication companies.

The Most Dangerous People on the Internet in 2016

[Commentary] Not so long ago, the Internet represented a force for subversion, and Wired’s list of the most dangerous people on the internet mostly consisted of rebellious individuals using the online world’s disruptive potential to take on the wo

President Obama Has a Plan to Fix Cybersecurity, But Its Success Depends on President-elect Trump

In the waning days of Barack Obama’s presidency, his team has a new plan to shore up America’s protections from digital threats. Whether any of it happens, though, is up to President-elect Donald Trump.

Inside the Battle to Bring Broadband to New York’s Public Housing

The second week of August isn’t ordinarily a time given over to novelty and ambition in New York. The air is a jellied vapor of sweat and refuse, and anybody who can afford to be elsewhere is.

Big AT&T Deal Proves It’s Time to Stop ‘Zero-Rating’

Facebook and several other Western companies tried to give away free Internet in India, but regulators wouldn’t allow it. The trouble is that the service provided free access to some online apps—including Facebook—but not others.

YouTube Debate Viewership Proves the Power of Digital

The October 9 debate attracted 63 million TV viewers, a 20 percent decline from the first. But on YouTube, debate content—including all videos related to the debate—garnered 124 million views, a 40 percent spike compared with the first.

Google’s Got a Plan to Unify the World’s Wi-Fi Hotspots

Public Wi-Fi is great. But it’s infuriating when your connection at the neighborhood coffee shop goes down minutes before deadline and the baristas have no clue what’s wrong. This frustrates the hell out of the coffee shop, too.

Google’s Internet-Beaming Balloon Gets a New Pilot: Artificial Intelligence

The Google X lab launched a balloon into the stratosphere over Peru, and it stayed there for 98 days.

Edward Snowden Designs a Device to Warn If Your iPhone’s Radios Are Snitching

When Edward Snowden met with reporters in a Hong Kong hotel room to spill the National Security Agency’s secrets, he famously asked them put their phones in the fridge to block any radio signals that might be used to silently activate the devices’

Peter Thiel: We Must Talk ‘Frankly’ About America’s Problems

A list of speakers for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland (OH) includes Peter Thiel, the litigious Silicon Valley billionaire investor, Facebook board member, and Donald Trump delegate, who, most recently, funded a revenge lawsuit aga