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Head of Technology and Writer — Guardian
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Tech companies and social networks need an ethics body to rebuild trust — Do you use a fitness tracker? Online banking? Do you shop online, use a messaging app, download music, use email, file your tax return online or let your children play games on your iPad? How much do you trust the services and technologies you use?

Google Glass - hands-on review — I'd expected a lot more from Google Glass. The hype around this wearable device - a pair of glasses which incorporate a little screen in the top right of your right eye's field of vision - has been colossal since the release of the first teaser video in April 2012.

Is facebook a tool for terrorists? - video explainer — Should facebook bear any responsibility for the death of British soldier Lee Rigby? A British parliamentary report found that Michael Adebowale, one of Rigby's killers, sent a Facebook message in 2012 saying in "graphic terms" he wanted to kill a soldier. Should the US technology firm have stepped in and alerted security services?

UK needs an ethics council and digital chief in every department - tech experts — The UK government should establish an expert technology ethics body to help address complex challenges, including health monitoring, autonomous vehicles and legal disputes such as the right to be forgotten, an independent review has recommended.

In praise of … Dame Shirley Bassey’s drive for vocal perfection — There has always been something uncompromising about Dame Shirley Bassey. Not just her full-blooded vocal delivery, but the standards she applies to herself and to others. Recorded discussing a rendering of the James Bond theme GoldenEye by that other vocal heavyweight Tina Turner, Shirley was less than impressed.

Technology | The Guardian

Technology | The Guardian

Christmas gift guide - sport and fitness — The guilty burden of a sporty gift is that I might have to actually use it. That said, this collection is so pleasingly well engineered that I'll have no excuse for following-up on new year resolutions.

The rise of Anonymous hacktivists - Tech Weekly podcast — This week on Tech Weekly with Leigh Alexander we hear from anthropologist and author Gabriella Coleman, McGill University's Wolfe Chair in Scientific & Technological Literacy, on her latest book Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous an in-depth and comprehensive look at the hactivist and prankster culture of Anonymous.

If we want our high streets back we have to stop thinking like consumers — Do you think of yourself as a "user"? As a "viewer"? A "consumer"? During a debate recently I said that in discussions about "us", the collective public, I prefer to describe us as citizens first and consumers second.
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Dec 18, 2014

RT @stevemosby: Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Depression. Acceptance. The five stages of reading your editor's comments on a first draft.

Dec 18, 2014

RT @bbcpress: James Harding’s speech to @cityjournalism on future of BBC News & Current Affairs in a global & digital age…

Dec 18, 2014

.@rustyrockets says he only gets negative publicity for talking about inequality. He's right.

Dec 17, 2014

RT @thelancearthur: Chelsea Manning turns 27 today, and is serving 35 years in prison for not torturing a single person.

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