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The Amazon Case Signals a Tougher Stance on Gig Economy Firms

The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that Amazon had agreed to repay drivers for its Flex delivery service almost $62 million that consumers had...

As Robots Fill the Workplace, They Must Learn to Get Along

So many robots work at Changi General Hospital in Singapore that until recently it wasn’t uncommon to find two delivery bots sitting in a...

Those Most Likely to Get Covid Are Last in Line for Vaccines

We’re already seeing the consequences of these decisions. In Washington, DC, residents over 65 were encouraged to sign up for the vaccination program online...

One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack – February 2021

In May 2019, WIRED joined the One Free Press Coalition, a united group of preeminent editors and publishers using their global reach and social...

Biden Wants the Government to Run on EVs. It Won’t Be Easy

The federal government is going electric. Or, well, it’s going to try. President Biden last week signed an executive order that, among other initiatives...

The Recession Exposes the US’ Failures on Worker Retraining

Despite the soaring unemployment rate, many colleges and job training groups have yet to see a flood of displaced workers. In a way, that’s...

Facebook and Apple Feud Over the Future of the Internet

Last July, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, along with the heads of Google, Amazon, and Apple, spent a long day fielding heated questions from members...

Lawmakers Take Aim at Insidious Digital ‘Dark Patterns’

In 2010, British designer Harry Brignull coined a handy new term for an everyday annoyance: dark patterns, meaning digital interfaces that subtly manipulate people....

Robinhood Restricts GameStop Trading—in a Bid to Save Itself

Many of Robinhood’s detractors accuse the company of acting in the interest of institutional short sellers rather than the individual retail investors that rely...

Facebook’s Oversight Board Has Spoken. It Hasn’t Solved Much

The Facebook Oversight Board issued its first five decisions Thursday. The rulings are well thought out and show the board members, charged with reviewing...
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