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DC Attorney General Sues Amazon for Alleged Monopolistic Price-Fixing

"You have to break up Amazon," said one consumer advocate, who argued there's a "fundamental conflict of interest when you own the infrastructure and you also compete on that infrastructure."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Permanent Program Demanded After Over 1 Million Families Seek Pandemic Broadband Benefit

"The high cost of high-quality internet service has posed a persistent barrier that keeps lower-income families from the resources they need to work, live, and learn."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


The Most Colossal Planning Failure in Human History

We have built up civilization to a scale that can temporarily be supported by finite and polluting energy sources, and we have simply assumed that this scale of activity can continue to be supported by other energy sources that haven't yet been developed or substantially deployed.

Richard Heinberg ·


'Organizing Did This': Amazon Extends Moratorium on Police Use of Facial Recognition Tech

"Now, the Biden administration and legislatures across the country must further protect communities from the dangers of this technology by ending its use by law enforcement entirely."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


We Can Defeat the Corporate Media's War to Snuff Out Independent Journalism

Not only have some journalists become more influential than the papers they write for, but others have abandoned the employee-servant model completely.

Jonathan Cook ·


Citing Mental Health and Privacy Concerns, Dems Call On Facebook to Kill 'Instagram for Kids' Plot

"When it comes to putting people before profits, Facebook has forfeited the benefit of the doubt, and we strongly urge Facebook to abandon its plans to launch a version of Instagram for kids."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Cyberattack-Induced Shutdown of Major US Pipeline Renews Calls for Clean Energy

"One nice thing about the sun is that it is hard to take it down with a cyberattack," says activist Bill McKibben.

Jenna McGuire, staff writer ·


Crucial Next Steps for a Successful People's Vaccine

The world desperately needs the TRIPS waiver and stronger measures to ensure the transfer of knowledge and technology to produce Covid-19 vaccines.

Jayati Ghosh ·


Lack of Broadband Access Advances Systemic Inequality

Adults living without broadband face significant barriers in accessing employment, education, and other necessities—but children are also impacted.

Brandeis Marshall ·


'Price Too High and Rising': New Report Blasts Broadband Industry for Fueling Digital Divide

"The steep price of a high-speed connection is the primary barrier—a hard truth that flies in the face of the wild claims broadband-industry lobbyists make about prices getting better for internet users."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·