Big Tech’s Antitrust Hearing? They’re (Almost) All Guilty

Big Tech’s Antitrust Hearing? They’re (Almost) All Guilty

In the coming days, the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee will bring the CEOs of Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple to Washington and ask them about their anticompetitive business practices. Except for Apple, there’s only one answer: We are guilty. Though anticompetitive practices were prohibited more than a century ago, deregulation has prevailed since Ronald Reagan…

Is It Too Soon for Covid-19 TV Shows?

Is It Too Soon for Covid-19 TV Shows?

The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter.It was bound to happen. Earlier this week, Grey’s Anatomy executive producer Krista Vernoff was on a (virtual) panel for the Television Academy and revealed that, yes, her show would be tackling Covid-19.…

Russia’s GRU Hackers Hit US Government and Energy Targets

Russia’s GRU Hackers Hit US Government and Energy Targets

Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency has carried out many of the most aggressive acts of hacking in history: Destructive worms, blackouts, and—closest to home for Americans—a broad hacking-and-leaking operation designed to influence the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election. Now it appears the GRU has been hitting US networks again, in a series of…

How to Outrun a Dinosaur

How to Outrun a Dinosaur

If a mouse fell down a 1,000-foot mine shaft, the renowned evolutionary biologist JBS Haldane once proposed, the mouse would rise, shake the dust off itself, and scurry away. Maybe even right back up to do it again. If a rat fell from the same height, however, it would die.A human would break, Haldane writes,…