Apple has dug in its heels against the clamor for changes to its App Store rules, but a couple of recent settlements show that the company is susceptible to pressure.
Apple says that the dangers of allowing customers to load arbitrary apps are too severe and that the iOS App Store is a bulwark against ransomware, device hijacking, the invasion of children’s privacy, and other problems common on Android.
Top Apple executives have acknowledged that Apple’s own apps have enjoyed a search ranking advantage in the App Store. Apple says it has adjusted the search algorithm, but the lack of oversight may have already damaged the company.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has once again come out in favor of regulation of the tech industry, even as he expressed distrust of government intervention.
The European Union has passed the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive and its controversial Articles 11 and 13, which regulate online use of news articles and posting of copyrighted content. But it will be several years before it’s implemented in the laws of EU members states.
Europe’s potentially disastrous Internet copyright rule update is headed to the European Parliament for a vote, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation warns that it’s even worse than before.
Two European Union copyright reform proposals, if they pass, could hamper sharing news articles and uploading content online.
Your inbox has probably been filled with notices from companies updating their terms and privacy policies to comply with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But what will it actually mean, both inside and outside the European Union?
Has the Internet become the victim of unintended consequences? In interviews with New York Magazine, people who played key roles in the development of the modern Internet express regret for what they did and concern for where we're going.