“BadTech” is shorthand for the idea that people now presume big tech companies are evil. This leads media to look for bad behavior and interpret what they find as negatively as possible. Case in point: a university study that found major wireless carriers are slowing internet traffic for video apps like YouTube and Netflix. The carriers claim they’re doing it to reduce bottlenecks but the BadTech assumption is it’s part of a secret plan to make video apps to pay extra for high speed delivery. That’s probably on their agenda but it’s not clear this is related behavior.