These companies need to regulate themselves, but to do so they would first have to show they understand what is upsetting people on the right, left, and all points in between.
The presumption that big business and conservatives will march in lockstep because of shared views on macroeconomic policy is a bygone, and conservatives have no one to blame but themselves.
Advocating against tech giants cedes the moral high ground to liberals and establishes an incredibly dangerous precedent.
If tech regulations are not carefully constructed, they could reduce quality for consumers, fail to encourage competition, and prove a bigger burden to startups than established behemoths.
Apple is always giving us new products we didn’t think or know we needed or wanted until we had them. Maybe this is just one more.
Ironically, the companies that increasingly draw us to virtual realities are reinventing physical space, as well.
Talk about Google being a ‘monopoly’ is an attempt to make tech giants into scapegoats for our wider frustrations with the world.
Google shows what ‘Silicon Valley progressivism’ means: being the Left’s enforcers in the culture wars, in exchange for dispensation for economic sins.
Brad Jackson is back with this week’s episode of “Coffee & Markets.”
Rather than incorporating the best innovations, Apple now resorts to intimidating its partners, while locking consumers into their products rather than earning their loyalty.
The problem is not whether the proposed Internet privacy rules were good for consumers, but that they would be easily circumvented with the shell game of corporate subsidiaries.
Apple announced on Wednesday afternoon that the new iPhone 7 won’t have a headphone jack anymore, and people are super pissed about it.
The lesson from Apple’s China problem is that sharing your intellectual property in exchange for market entry is signing your company’s death certificate.
The principle that government cannot commandeer private entities without their consent is clearly applicable in today’s environment of ever-expanding government power.
Apple’s reluctance is to unlock the iPhone is one tactic in the three-way war waged by Apple, Google, and Facebook for the heart of the Internet.
The government wants Apple to make a hack-friendly iOS to combat terrorism, but it will open the door for unprecedented levels of cyber terrorism.
Apple can help the FBI open San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook’s iPhone, which could lead to other terrorists. Apple has declined.
I built a time machine, but instead of killing Baby Hitler I took a Guy Who Writes For Salon to see the 1981 premiere of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark.’
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