Journalist, speaker, moderator. The Guardian’s Technology editor 2009-14. Coming May ‘18: Cyber Wars, on hacking. Prev: Digital Wars: Apple v Google v Microsoft
RT @charlesarthur: Start Up No.1,049: Facebook in more hot water, a deep dive on passwords, Google’s ‘browser choice’ in Europe, and more h…
This by @rorycarroll72 and @lisaocarroll on the backstop - the sticking point in the UK-EU withdrawal agreement - has fabulous detail, notably about David Davis and the UK’s befuddlement. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/apr/18/how-the-irish-backstop-emerged-as-mays-brexit-nemesis
 
I’ve just finished reading the Mueller report and there are a couple of minor points I think everyone else has overlooked 1/574
RT @THE_47th: #Syria: This is just insane. Some people are using horses for transport as gasoline becomes nearly impossible to get. When…
RT @THE_47th: The gasoline crisis in #Syria is getting out of hand. There was severe shortage, but nowadays: To most Syrians, there is no f…
RT @shearm: The thing is, it never made any sense that the deputy press secretary knew “countless” FBI employees, much less that they had a…
Straight-up lying. However: this does confirm that you never have to take any notice of anything she says ever again, because you can begin by assuming it’s untrue. She lied to the media, but dared not lie to the FBI. Unless you’re the FBI, she’ll lie to you too. https://twitter.com/politico/status/1118939075216592896
Who would have thought that we’d come out of this thinking Jeff Sessions actually had a sense of duty which he put above holding office or obeying the demands of the president.
RT @CBSNews: After Notre Dame fire, viral tweet helps raise $1.8 million for black churches burned down in Louisiana https://t.co/UpsXeUNFd…
RT @SkyNews: Pro-Brexit online troll who told Labour MP David Lammy to "go back to the jungle" is jailed http://po.st/J5vqGW
Start Up No.1,049: Facebook in more hot water, a deep dive on passwords, Google’s ‘browser choice’ in Europe, and more http://dlvr.it/R36GDy
In today's @theoverspill links: like these? A killer disease could make them extinct unless scientists can get ahead of it. http://theoverspill.blog/2019/04/19/start-up-1049-password-hacking-facebook-safety-samsung-fold/
From the report: "Sanders acknowledged to investigators that her comments were not founded on anything." That's why you send the interns. http://pressthink.org/2017/01/send-the-interns/ That's why you don't defend her integrity when a comedian, speaking more bluntly than you can, delivers a cold truth. https://twitter.com/DoreyScheimer/status/1118913989533163520
 
Actually, perhaps you don’t send the interns, unless they’re prepared to keep digging at her and say “how many people *exactly* texted you and emailed you?” The NYT guy who says “really?” took one step down the road, but needed to keep on. Failing to do so gave life to the lie.
RT @donie: Thread/ a good chunk of today's Mueller report is about how unwitting Americans were enlisted to run events organized by Russia.…
RT @CraigBennett3: I'm afraid, Prime Minister, that giving the go ahead to a 3rd runway at Heathrow, going "all out for fracking", allowing…
Sarah Sanders has interesting ways of not saying “I completely lied”
RT @emptywheel: So the Mueller report lists cases related to Manafort and one entirely redacted one as transferred to other offices, and 12…
RT @Scienceofsport: Let me finish this quote for her: “...provided you frame the search for that relationship in just the right way to filt…
RT @robaeprice: Update: A Facebook spokesperson has confirmed to me the harvested contacts weren't just used to recommend friends to users…
RT @robaeprice: Facebook says before May 2016, it let users voluntarily verify their accounts and upload their contacts at the same time. A…
RT @robaeprice: Earlier this month, news broke that Facebook was asking users to provide their email passwords when they signed up. Turns o…
RT @just_security: We have the #MuellerReport WORD SEARCHABLE pdf posted here: https://www.justsecurity.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Muelller-Report-Redacted-Vol-I-Released-04.18.2019-Word-S earchable.-Reduced-Size.pdf https://www.justsecurity.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Muelller-Report-Redacted-Vol-II-Rel eased-04.18.2019-Word-Searchable.-Reduced-Size.pdf
RT @eliehonig: Nailed this. Here's what Barr cut off: "ALTHOUGH the investigation established ... that the Campaign expected it would benef…
“Before I saw this bulge [in the screen - which soon broke], my impression was that this phone [Samsung Galaxy Fold] was much more durable than I expected.” Interesting to make a judgement on durability after two whole days. https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/17/18411510/samsung-galaxy-fold-broken-screen-debris-dust-hinge-flexible-bulge
RT @CaseyNewton: If you work at Apple and work has completely stopped because everyone is reading the Samsung phone story and laughing, ple…
RT @kenbensinger: Fun fact: the bearded guy behind Barr is named Ed O’Callahan and before coming to the DOJ he was the defense lawyer for o…
RT @hamiltonnolan: Unless Dick Cheney--a former WH chief of staff and defense secretary and a widely esteemed member of the DC establishmen…
RT @jamestitcomb: Microsoft's browser choice window (2010) versus Google's browser choice window (2019) has a pretty key difference https:/…
Are we allowed to say snowflake? Also, @ryanjreilly has that skill of saying the question that slides the shiv under the ribs and gets them to show their real selves. https://twitter.com/cristianafarias/status/1118876293850968064
I guess Barr’s attempt to get it set in Comic Sans didn’t pay off. https://twitter.com/oliverdarcy/status/1118892873305473024
RT @edokeefe: READ IT FOR YOURSELF: The Mueller Report, as redacted by the Attorney General: https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf
RT @JillFilipovic: Pretty mad at NYU Law for not teaching me the “he was mad” defense for obstructing justice.
RT @JohnRentoul: Yes, but apart from that, exonerated https://twitter.com/danpfeiffer/status/1118872233064030208
For those who remember John Brunner’s SF, this is part of the opening scenes of The Sheep Look Up. (It doesn’t end well for the car driver.) https://twitter.com/JuliaHB1/status/1118106739730276352
RT @jdportes: Funny, I'd have no qualms at all about giving this a third (as my students will testify) on the grounds it contains absolutel…
This uses “Gott’s theorem” (you’re probably not seeing something on a special day in its life; in which case it’s probably going to last comparably long to its current lifespan). Widely applicable. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Richard_Gott https://twitter.com/LRB/status/1118846642608844803
RT @nycsouthpaw: Australia confirms Downer-Papadopoulos meeting that sparked the Trump Russia investigation https://www.buzzfeed.com/markdistefano/downer-papadopolous-trump-mueller-russia https:…
RT @GhostEsq: This poor tricked doggie but oh my gosh his face is the best
RT @tom_watson: Some of these groups banned from Facebook are the ones whose supporters were specifically targeted by Arron Banks and https…
RT @jelly_pack: Serious point here: loads of right-wing violence/terror is underpinned by this exact weird fantasy that it will ultimately…
RT @DavidLammy: Tell me again that there is no far right in this country. Tell me again that I am wrong to call it out. Britain's proudest…
Everyone should ask him this at every opportunity until he owns it. https://twitter.com/KateEMcCann/status/1118821718594850816
RT @jamisonfoser: In 1998 I used WordPerfect’s “Find” feature to count the mentions of the words “sex” (548) & “Whitewater” (2) in Starr’s…
RT @FionaGraham: Facebook bans far-right groups including BNP, EDL and Britain First https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/apr/18/facebook-bans-far-right-groups-including-bnp-edl-and-britain-first?CM P=share_btn_tw
This doesn’t bode well, does it. If reviewers are breaking them within days, are people really going to spend £2k on them? https://twitter.com/Pocketlint/status/1118585970348167174
RT @profcarroll: Please pledge to my legal defense fund as I will liable for costs even though I put myself at great risk in the public int…
Start Up No.1,048: the cancer test 23andme misses, the 48-year iPad lockout, Galaxy Fold has problems, YouTube’s troubled queen, and more http://dlvr.it/R32cFh
Among today's @theoverspill links: can you guess who the big winner is in the 5G modem fight? http://theoverspill.blog/2019/04/18/start-up-1048-apple-qualcomm-5g-modem-23andme-cancer-test/
1) still no denial of C4 story 2) still not denying veracity of emails 3) still no demonstration of “hacked” or “stolen” nature of emails quoted 4) no indication of what “all of the above” means. https://twitter.com/andywigmore/status/1118639084073824257
1) not denying veracity of C4 story re targeting right-wing groups for Leave ads 2) effectively confirming veracity of emails 3) no detail demonstrating “stolen” or “hacked” 4) starting to sound a bit spittle-y and red-faced 5) LulzSec would have had a field day with these guys https://twitter.com/andywigmore/status/1118635324165578752
RT @charlesarthur: This thread is the sort of thing you’d wish to see on TV: an expert firefighter explains the challenge of Notre Dame. ht…
 
 
 
 
 
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