Los Angeles Times

Jon Healey

Writer

Jon Healey is the deputy editorial page editor, which means he’s one of the individuals editing (and sometimes writing) byline-free screeds that, technically speaking, reflect the views of the publisher. He writes most often about healthcare policy, intellectual property, technology and the economy. Previously, he’s written about tech, government and music for several news outlets, most of which still exist.

Recent Articles

  • BitTorrent adds another wrinkle to its file-sharing platform

    BitTorrent adds another wrinkle to its file-sharing platform

    BitTorrent Inc., the San Francisco developer of the world’s most popular tool for online piracy, has been trying for years to persuade studios, labels and other content owners to put torrent-sharing technology to legitimate use. To that end, it rolled out BitTorrent Bundles in mid-2013, a format...

  • Cutting through the drug manufacturers' smokescreen on SB 1010

    Cutting through the drug manufacturers' smokescreen on SB 1010

    When the pharmaceutical industry feels threatened by lawmakers or regulators, it often plays what I call the “Miracle Cure card.” Here’s how that works. The industry trots out one or more gravely ill people whose lives have been prolonged or even saved by a drug the industry spent an enormous amount...

  • FCC's net neutrality rules upheld, for now at least

    FCC's net neutrality rules upheld, for now at least

    The Federal Communications Commission’s tough new rules barring broadband Internet providers from meddling with their customers’ Web browsing survived a first court test Tuesday, thanks largely to a 2005 Supreme Court ruling that upheld the FCC’s move to deregulate broadband. It’s not quite as...

  • Does Facebook unlike conservative news?

    Does Facebook unlike conservative news?

    The tech-news site Gizmodo rattled the interwebs this week with a report that Facebook's "trending" news feed was edited by a bunch of intolerant liberal elites who nixed items on conservative topics, such as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker or the IRS' alleged bias against conservative nonprofits. ...

  • Losing steam, Ted Cruz doubles down on rigid conservatism with Fiorina pick

    Losing steam, Ted Cruz doubles down on rigid conservatism with Fiorina pick

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has to stop the emerging Donald Trump juggernaut if he's going to have any hope of winning the Republican presidential nomination at a brokered convention this summer. That means he absolutely, positively has to prevent Trump from scoring the kind of victory in California...

  • Charter's buyout of Time Warner may be one mega-merger that's actually good for consumers

    Charter's buyout of Time Warner may be one mega-merger that's actually good for consumers

    Federal regulators are poised to approve Charter Communications' $71-billion purchase of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, but with conditions that will be a boon to online video companies such as Netflix and the millions of people who love them. Theoretically, cable-industry mergers...

  • Prince was nobody's slave

    Prince was nobody's slave

    "A genius, innovator, creator, family member, Prince will be truly missed," the homepage of the Tidal music service declared Friday. "He shared his creative vision and asked for nothing in return." Actually, one of the hallmarks of Prince's career is that he insisted on getting something in return...

  • Hillary Clinton flunks the yes-no question test

    Hillary Clinton flunks the yes-no question test

    Primaries require candidates to play to their party's base, and it's easier to do so when your campaign depicts the world in black and white -- evil vs. good, wrong vs. right. The choices that elected officials actually have to make, however, aren't binary, so politicians who hold themselves out...

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