Police caught one of the web’s most dangerous paedophiles. Then everything went dark

Police caught one of the web’s most dangerous paedophiles. Then everything went dark
Added a day ago
Summary: A trail of clues helped police close in on a dangerous predator. Now, a battle over the future of end-to-end encryption could change the rules of engagement
Sentiment: negative
8 minute read
1 people have read this
Cryptos: $CRW$UTED

Why does every advert look the same? Blame Corporate Memphis

Why does every advert look the same? Blame Corporate Memphis
Added 2 days ago
Summary: The quirky, illustrative style favoured by startups has caused controversy within the design community
Sentiment: positive
6 minute read
3 people have read this

Now DeepMind is using AI to transform football

Now DeepMind is using AI to transform football
Added 3 days ago
Summary: The Alphabet-owned company is working with Liverpool to apply AI smarts to the high-stakes world of football tactics
Sentiment: positive
7 minute read
2 people have read this

Why it’s easier to move country than switch social media

Why it’s easier to move country than switch social media
Added a month ago
Summary: When we talk about social media monopolies, we focus too much on network effects, and not enough on switching costs. It's time to tear down the walls
Sentiment: positive
8 minute read
1 people have read this

Covid lies are tearing through India’s family WhatsApp groups

Covid lies are tearing through India’s family WhatsApp groups
Added a month ago
Summary: Conspiracy theories about the pandemic are a hit in Indian family WhatsApp groups and are helping bring dangerous disinformation to a global audience
Sentiment: negative
20 minute read
1 people have read this

The bitcoin terrorists of Idlib are learning new tricks

The bitcoin terrorists of Idlib are learning new tricks
Added a month ago
Summary: Terror-linked groups in war-torn Idlib are changing their crypto tactics to avoid detection by Western law enforcement
Sentiment: negative
29 minute read
5 people have read this

The UK is secretly testing a controversial web snooping tool

The UK is secretly testing a controversial web snooping tool
Added 2 months ago
Summary: The Investigatory Powers Act, or Snooper’s Charter, was introduced in 2016. Now one of its most contentious surveillance tools is being secretly trialled by internet firms
14 minute read
4 people have read this

Xiaomi is undercutting the whole tech industry. And it’s working

Xiaomi is undercutting the whole tech industry. And it’s working
Added 3 months ago
Summary: Xiaomi has been launching low-cost, occasionally half-baked tech for years. Now it’s time everyone took it seriously
Sentiment: positive
15 minute read
20 people have read this
Cryptos: $UOS

What to do when your health and fitness goals turn against you

What to do when your health and fitness goals turn against you
Added 3 months ago
Summary: It’s time to ask yourself tough questions about why, and how, you use tracking tech to monitor your health and fitness
Sentiment: positive
21 minute read
7 people have read this
Stocks: $AAPL$FIT

TikTok’s next big thing? A strange plan to take over your TV

TikTok’s next big thing? A strange plan to take over your TV
Added 3 months ago
Summary: The app’s arrival on smart TVs is part of a plan to diversify its audience – and bring its stars further into the mainstream
Sentiment: positive
13 minute read
7 people have read this

The spiralling environmental cost of our lithium battery addiction

The spiralling environmental cost of our lithium battery addiction
Added 3 months ago
Summary: As the world scrambles to replace fossil fuels with clean energy, the environmental impact of finding all the lithium required could become a major issue in its own right
Sentiment: negative
19 minute read
7 people have read this
Stocks: $TSLA
Cryptos: $MTL

AirPods Max one-month review: heavy, pricey and not worth it

AirPods Max one-month review: heavy, pricey and not worth it
Added 4 months ago
Summary: Apple is proud of its new top-end headphones. And they are very good. But, even discounting the high price, you shouldn’t buy them
Sentiment: positive
13 minute read
8 people have read this
Stocks: $AAPL

Shame, suicide and the dodgy loan apps plaguing Google’s Play Store

Shame, suicide and the dodgy loan apps plaguing Google’s Play Store
Added 4 months ago
Summary: Instant loan apps have boomed in India during the pandemic. First they lend people money, then they harass and publicly shame them until they can’t cope anymore
Sentiment: negative
17 minute read
5 people have read this
Cryptos: $RSV

This is how the bitcoin bubble will burst

This is how the bitcoin bubble will burst
Added 4 months ago
Summary: The ongoing bitcoin price surge might seem crazier than 2017, but it is driven by staid investors
Sentiment: positive
18 minute read
6 people have read this
Cryptos: $BTC$ETH$USDT

Crypto tokens will bridge the gap between AR and reality

Crypto tokens will bridge the gap between AR and reality
Added 4 months ago
Summary: Crypto-collectables will upend online economies by bringing the benefits of the blockchain to art, fashion and video gaming
Sentiment: positive
6 minute read
5 people have read this
Stocks: $NKE
Cryptos: $ETH$MANA

It’s time to make tech work for society, not the other way around

It’s time to make tech work for society, not the other way around
Added 5 months ago
Summary: In the Covid-19 era we need the public to trust governments with their data. And that means trusting technology, too
Sentiment: positive
6 minute read
5 people have read this

How Apple’s rivals plan to catch up with the mighty M1 chip

How Apple’s rivals plan to catch up with the mighty M1 chip
Added 5 months ago
Summary: Apple Silicon is just getting started yet the initial reaction has been rapturous. Here's how its competitors are fighting back
Sentiment: positive
15 minute read
5 people have read this
Cryptos: $UNI