By Ingrid Burrington
Control over underlying tech infrastructure determines who benefits from it, raising the prospect of alternative ownership and profit models.
By Kevin Werbach
DeFi has the capacity to transform financial services, but challenges and risks need to be properly addressed to fulfill its potential.
By Karissa McKelvey
Email is a stable, decentralized technology that spurs interoperability and competition, presenting a model for other internet technologies.
By Dennis Tenen
Enabling community content moderation through engineering can help address the chronic problems we see on platforms like Facebook.
By Cory Doctorow
As software expands into every device and system, monopolies are using intellectual property to control competitors, critics, and customers.
By Doc Searls
Self-sovereign identity is a decentralized model that allows users to control their data, enabling digital experiences that are secure and interoperable.
By Kristina Rapacki
UX designers, engineers, and the iPhone's co-designer are reassessing the priorities behind the ways we interact with apps and devices.
By Tim Maughan
Content creators are at the mercy of corporations because they have no control over the infrastructure on which they depend.
By Evan Malmgren
Former Google employee Tim Hwang warns that today’s ad-driven internet bubble is an elaborate fiction — and a ticking time bomb.
By Nathan Schneider
Crypto should encourage a renaissance of creative governance possibilities that organize economic mechanisms around values and rights.
By Jessa Lingel
Gentrification is a useful idea for understanding the internet’s problems, as well as the need for alternative models that are open and fair.
By Robert W. Gehl
Challenging Google and Apple's dominance of mobile operating systems can give users more control, and support a broad realignment within tech.
By Jillian C. York
In democracies and authoritarian nations alike, governments have come to rely on an ability to cut off internet access to the public.
By Karl Bode
A regulatory push in Congress, along with Big Tech critic Lina Khan's ascension as a chief antitrust official, may signal meaningful reform.
By Matthew Crain
Apple and Facebook's dispute over iPhone data tracking reveals more about corporate power over the internet than it does about user privacy.
By Carissa Véliz
The data economy depends on violating our right to privacy on a massive scale, collecting as much personal data as possible for profit.
Support for municipal broadband in cities like New York could spark a movement for equitable internet access throughout the US.
By Jennifer Cobbe
It’s almost impossible to do anything on the internet without encountering the underlying services of Amazon, Microsoft, or Google.
By Ben Egliston
The platform economy exploits small game devs and rewards incumbents, fueling a dubious push for data analytics and constant optimization.