The Splinternet Is Growing

“The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it,” said Internet pioneer John Gilmore in a 1993 Time magazine article about a then-ungoverned place called “cyberspace.” How times have changed. In April, Sri Lankan authorities blocked its citizens’ access to social media sites like Facebook and YouTube following a major terrorist attack. Such censorship, […]

10 Books in Business and Journalism You Should Read This Spring

The days are longer and the sun is out later, and while that might seem like a prime time to get out of the house, that doesn’t mean you have to leave your books at home. This spring is already fruitful for the publishing industry, still riding the success of semi-recent releases like Michelle Obama’s […]

$50 for High-Speed Internet? Chet Kanojia’s Starry Could Help People Forget Aereo’s Crash

Chet Kanojia’s last venture, Aereo, raised $97 million but was crushed at the Supreme Court by the powerful TV industry. Five years later, he’s dusted himself off and raised even more money to challenge an even more powerful business. And this time, he might pull it off. Kanojia’s new company, called Starry, has an intriguing […]

Mark Zuckerberg Has Made the Case Against a Fragmented Internet. Here’s the Case for It.

Facebook is stepping up its mission to get regulated–words that would have read as absurd a year ago, but no longer, thanks to recent events such as the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a Saturday Washington Post op-ed that “we need […]

Data Sheet—Why It’s Time to Cancel the Internet’s Free Ride

This is the web version of Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. Apple’s “It’s show time” event on Monday is shaping up to be one of its most momentous in quite some time. Apple does events several times a year, […]

The Internet Just Took a Big Step Toward Killing Passwords. Here’s What We’ll Use Instead

Passwords are problematic, whether it’s constantly having to change them due to a hack, resetting them, and even just remembering a unique password for the 130 accounts the average user has registered to their email address. The Worldwide Web Consortium and the FIDO Alliance took a big step toward killing the password on Monday when […]