Tom Wheeler, chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission, announces the preservation of net neutrality. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

The US Federal Communications Commission’s historic vote to preserve net neutrality last week was the right move, even if its full impact can not be i(...)

Microsoft’ Explorer logo (left)  next to Mozilla’s Firefox logo. “It’s the search function that still astonishes, if you take a moment to think about it.” Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

It’s an utterly banal observation to state that internet search has become a ubiquitous part of most people’s lives. But it still is a kind of miracle(...)