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 @JimMFelton: Scientists: 50 years ago we put humans on the moon using computers less powerful than a pocket calculator Public: Amazing…
Thread https://twitter.com/nedwards_1/status/1152193776233918464
RT @charlesarthur: Dementia leaves sufferers unable to process information that they are told in a conversation. https://twitter.com/Baddiel/status/1152123021047607298
RT @ShippersUnbound: Gauke: “I worry that the UK then will essentially be supplicants. We’ll go through the pain of no-deal and then we wi…
These have all been so, so good. And of course now we’re going to get a truckload of them for at least the next couple of months. https://twitter.com/MrMichaelSpicer/status/1152185504554606592
RT @teroterotero: My American friends, I need you to understand there is no bail in Sweden. You cannot wire money to free celebrities, espe…
Siri, give me an example of Stockholm Syndrome in the American media. https://twitter.com/KyraPhillips/status/1152324862549118981
RT @Charlesknight: @charlesarthur It would be worth seeing if there is a pattern to when he gives speeches as you can get pretty good at ti…
Dementia leaves sufferers unable to process information that they are told in a conversation. https://twitter.com/Baddiel/status/1152123021047607298
RT @lilyraynyc: Breitbart, Daily Caller, and Quackwatch among the biggest losers from this past week's algorithm update. (IMO, these webs…
RT @McKayMSmith: 1) Something I’ve wanted to do for quite some time. A campaign to honor a hero. @jack and @Twitter, give this man a blue…
RT @charlesarthur: This stuff is *so* wearying, and you would think that news orgs would be wise to it now, years after it first became a m…
RT @cjciaramella: when you've definitely identified the problem https://twitter.com/Will_Gaona/status/1151962915718565888
RT @charlesarthur: @counternotions It’s this one, isn’t it?
RT @gray: "David, who shall we invite to the wedding?" "Bono. Ono. Eno." "I love you, you unstoppable conceptual bastard." http://t.co/U8…
RT @carolecadwalla: All power & strength to @hugorifkind doing thankless work in the trenches of the Times comment threads. He's one of v.…
Let’s not overlook that the decisions here rest with the newsdesk of the NYT, not the reporters. The newsdesk assigns, chooses, picks what gets prominence. The reporters get all the grief, but it’s the invisible people picking the stories who make it all so bad. https://twitter.com/NateSilver538/status/1152204087078936576
This stuff is *so* wearying, and you would think that news orgs would be wise to it now, years after it first became a method of manipulating the media. Stop broadcasting these things live. https://twitter.com/soledadobrien/status/1152156091020718081
RT @vaginadental: just been having fun with that app that shows you what you're going to look like in 40 years
I remember when we could have been 99% certain about the US version of events. Pres Trump has wrecked that. Now, for all we know, he’s full of crap. That sucks — for the US and world. https://www.businessinsider.com/iran-says-us-shot-down-own-drone-mistake-2019-7
 
“for all we know”? Come on, Henry. He’s on the cusp of full-blown dementia, and he’s always been a liar. No sensible adult should set any store in anything he says.
RT @MollyMEP: Because in European Parliament all amendments are taken rather than secret committees of whips stitching things up, there isn…
RT @CharlesPPierce: It’s like a lava lamp is running for President. https://twitter.com/marwilliamson/status/1138576840128225280
RT @isgoodrum: Folks, I'm starting to think these "fact checkers" aren't actually as objective as they claim.
Start Up No.1,114: 5G can’t stand the heat, your spying browser (extensions), Libra backpedalling begins, the plan to mine science, and more http://dlvr.it/R8hWJx
Among today's @theoverspill links: it turns out properly measuring your quality of sleep takes more than an app and a smartwatch http://theoverspill.blog/2019/07/19/sleep-app-tracking-ineffective-start-up-1114/
RT @AshaRangappa_: All I can say is that whoever ends up as the Democratic candidate, there better be a campaign ad with a montage of Trump…
RT @jbenton: A good example of how subscription marketing has given way to membership, from @TheAtlantic. It's not: "Pay us $29.50 to get…
(Ironic that it’s the Telegraph’s Brussels correspondent who is clearing up the crap Johnson told. Johnson was Brussels correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph and wrote Eurosceptic nonsense for years.) https://twitter.com/JamesCrisp6/status/1151802012369072130
This thread. Johnson makes a completely false claim - where have we heard that before? - and by the time we’ve actually sorted it out, the bandwagon has moved on. The lesson: don’t trust anything he says, especially involving props. https://twitter.com/JamesCrisp6/status/1151802012369072130
“I’ll take unintended consequences for ten points please”
RT @paulguinnessy: In light of today's Overspill by @charlesarthur this chart in our coffee room makes a lot of sense (we hold weekly lists…
Important questions raised about a failing state. https://twitter.com/martinvars/status/1151197351647830022
👀 https://twitter.com/aramiggs/status/1151411602542997504
RT @samatlounge: That’s very good. (Amusing = not funny 😂) https://twitter.com/kj_charles/status/1151402520465592320
RT @AdamShepherdUK: Oh, well would you look at that; all the billionaires who pledged to fund Notre Dame's renovations have mysteriously fa…
RT @mehdirhasan: Remember when top House Democrats said impeaching Trump would just rile up his base? Guess what? Racists don’t need an exc…
This is great if you’d like free economics teaching (and who doesn’t?) https://twitter.com/DianeCoyle1859/status/1151746996853719042
Start Up No.1,113: Bezos’s space plan, EU goes after Amazon, Apple’s anti-theft team, FaceApp’s privacy problem, and more http://dlvr.it/R8d2h8
Among today's @theoverspill links: Pearson aims to replace physical textbooks with digital ones. Any guesses what'll happen to prices? http://theoverspill.blog/2019/07/18/jeff-bezos-space-earth-survival-start-up-1113/
Watching the Black Mirror episode Smithereens (now that we have FIBRE INTERTUBES). Andrew Scott is amazing, as is the writing. Brilliant.
RT @karissabe: Re: FaceApp, can’t speak to it “uploading” photos but the app is definitely able to access my library even though I have Pho…
RT @panzer: In this current wave of virality, some new rumors are floating about FaceApp. The first is that it uploads your camera roll in…
Yeah, but that’s why PR folk get paid substantially more than journalists: to handle those challenges. The answer shouldn’t be “can we go on background?” https://twitter.com/susanthesquark/status/1151550407031681024
Brian is so right about this: the big tech companies use “on background” as a way to evade having their name attached to stuff. It’s a means of evading responsibility, and journalism shouldn’t enable that. (Very much easier said than done when you need a quote.) https://twitter.com/bcmerchant/status/1151514529609576449
RT @HeerJeet: Credit where credit is due: the argument that it's okay to be racist against a socialist who is critical of America was pione…
RT @tvaziri: There is a striking similarity between extreme fandom of Apple and extreme fandom of franchise movies. The slightest rumor abo…
RT @MikeRTrice: @L_C_Alonso @OverUnderClover @CNNPolitics @CNN CNN wasn’t duped. Using local political groups for these interviews isn’t un…
RT @MikeRTrice: CNN had a panel of women on defending Trump from accusations of racism. Looked them up and they’re a political coalition th…
RT @LADFLEG: Just having fun with that app that shows you what you’ll look like in 40 years
Lip readers, do your stuff please https://twitter.com/DrDenaGrayson/status/1151451759967162375
RT @charlesarthur: Personally, I’m working on my third-generation electric trouser set. Just because none has been released doesn’t mean th…
RT @counternotions: @charlesarthur Are you going to believe your lying eyes? He has many years to go. Maybe in his third term, after the re…
However given how long it has taken US media to call him racist, I’m not hopeful they’ll start saying “cognitive decline” before November next year, even though it’ll be completely obvious by then. https://twitter.com/charlesarthur/status/1151444331393441792
These “Fun Facts” don’t agree with each other, Omnicore. (Also, are they “fun” like “fun-sized” Mars bars, where “fun” is used in exact opposition to its usual meaning?)
I think we’re beyond the point where we should say Trump is lying. It’s not that; this is a mind in decline, slipping towards completely random output. He just happens to have a lot of support networks around him, and people who benefit from his infirmity. https://twitter.com/ddale8/status/1151277245048197122
 
 
 
 
 
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