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The Best Way to Quash Fake News? Choke Off Its Ad Money

Moat calls itself the “Nielsen of digital.” It’s a service advertisers use to make sure the right people are seeing and clicking on their ads.

Don’t Gut Net Neutrality. It’s Good for People and Business

While abolishing network neutrality might initially increase profits for telecom and cable companies, long-term, it would harm both internet-focused companies and consumers.

This Is the Year President Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality

2015 was the year the Federal Communications Commission grew a spine. And 2017 could be the year that spine gets ripped out.

This Is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality

2015 was the year the Federal Communications Commission grew a spine. And 2017 could be the year that spine gets ripped out.

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.