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Blocked By Paywalls: Subscriptions Make Us Stupid

One-size-fits all paywalls for publishers create societal problems. Time for new models to make sure our news needs are being met.

How Facebook and Google Changed Privacy’s Meaning

To understand privacy, you have to define it. Our writers unpack the evolving meaning of privacy in the digital age.

After Latest Facebook Fiasco, Focus Falls on Federal Commission

The New York Times revealed Facebook had secret deals with numerous companies for access to user data. It's only the latest of many privacy crises for Facebook. What next? The Federal Trade Commission had already...

Wary of Insecure IoT, Hotels Reconsider Old-Fashioned Keys

Today's Most-Techonomic-Article prize goes to the New York Times for this piece about a successful "ransomware" attack in January on a resort hotel in the Austrian Alps. A hacker infiltrated the hotel's network and succeeded...

Say It Ain’t So, Joe: Has Hacking Come to the Nation’s Pastime?

On Tuesday, The New York Times first reported that the FBI and the Justice Department are involved in a formal investigation of the St. Louis Cardinals’ front office, members of whom had been accused of...

People Are Still More Adaptable Than Robots

The media and pundits have exaggerated the threat robots present to human workers' livelihood, claims labor market scholar David Autor. Reporting on ideas Autor presented at a recent bankers' conference, New York Times writer Neil...

New Economics: Sharing Isn’t Free, and Price Gouging Isn’t Mean

The pros and cons of the so-called "sharing economy" are getting plenty of press these days. Consider the diverse takes this week from Technology Review, the New York Times, and the Kansas City Star. In...

Will the Internet of Things Undermine Capitalism?

Jeremy Rifkin writes in the New York Times about the future of the collaborative, sharing, free economy, making some original new points. Most notably, he argues that because the Internet of Things will radically accelerate...

A Privacy Bill Should Impose Consequences

Lamenting a fast-approaching privacy crisis in the U.S., New York Times op-ed columnist Joe Nocera this week reports what experts say should be included in a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, should Congress be so...

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