• The social media giants are becoming digital graveyards

    6 January 2020, CityAM

    In the final weeks of 2019, Twitter announced an imminent cull of inactive accounts. Desultory users risked losing their Twitter handles and having to start building their social media presence all over again.

  • The Silicon Valley insider who says turn off your phone

    4 January 2020, The Times

    Our lives are now ruled by algorithms and apps, our smartphones are as addictive as slot machines. That’s the bad news, says industry whizzkid Tristan Harris. The good news is that Big Tech bosses are taking note. Ben Hoyle reports.

  • UK to create regulator to police big tech companies

    19 December 2019, Financial Times

    The UK government will create a technology regulator next year to police companies such as Facebook and Google after Brexit, according to several people who were involved in the process.

  • Is Screen Time Really Bad for Kids?

    18 December 2019, The New York Times

    The first iPhone was introduced in 2007; just over a decade later, in 2018, a Pew survey found that 95 percent of teenagers had access to a smartphone, and 45 percent said they were online “almost constantly.”

  • Tech Tent: Was it a Facebook election?

    13 December 2019, BBC News

    It was an election in which tens of thousands of targeted adverts from all sorts of organisations reached voters via social media.

  • The laws protecting our data are too weak

    5 December 2019, Yahoo

    The latest in a long line of privacy scandals happened last week, after Google was found to have been pulling unredacted data from one of America's largest healthcare providers to use in one of its projects.