Apple is number one danger to Internet freedom, says Columbia professor


The man who coined the term “net neutrality” now says that Apple is the company that most endangers the freedom of the Internet. Columbia law professor Tim Wu also tells the New York Times that he expects that danger to outlive Steve Jobs’ tenure at Apple.

Wu recently published the book The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, in which he details what he calls "information empires" such as AT&T, NBC, Facebook, and Google. In an interview, he told the New York Times, “It’s largely a story of the American affection for information monopolists and the consequences of that fondness.”