Journalist, speaker, moderator. The Guardian’s Technology editor 2009-14. Publ. May ‘18: Cyber Wars, on hacking. Prev: Digital Wars: Apple v Google v Microsoft
RT @fraying: Cool. Now turn off auto-play. https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/20/20825609/youtube-targeted-ads-kids-children-advertising-ban
“Macron denies White House reading of call” is not a phrase to be ignored. https://twitter.com/StollmeyerEU/status/1164193725347745793
This thread is 30 days old, and it’s wearily still being overlooked by the American media. (And you, Twitter. Stephen Miller is withholding flu shots from infants, and you’re wibbling about Denmark.) https://twitter.com/jayrosen_nyu/status/1153058242026774528
RT @kenklippenstein: My new thing is asking scam accounts for money
RT @charlesarthur: I’m sorry but this is completely unbelievable. The idea that Trump would have a book beside his bed is beyond absurd. ht…
RT @charlesarthur: The New Yorker, in a match for The Onion in 2009 when it said “Black Guy gets worst job in country “ https://t.co/fS1AGW…
I’m sorry but this is completely unbelievable. The idea that Trump would have a book beside his bed is beyond absurd. https://twitter.com/mehdirhasan/status/1163922991421542400
RT @Husker_Ju: Labour explaining their Brexit policy
RT @benedictevans: China’s ability to fire the CEO of Cathay Pacific shows how irrelevant it is to ask who technically owns Huawei. What ma…
RT @crampell: DoorDash is still pocketing workers’ tips, almost a month after it promised to stop https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/8/20/20825937/doordash-tipping-policy-still-not-changed-food-delivery-app-gig-economy?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=entry&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Let’s do answers. https://twitter.com/maggieNYT/status/1164004315234787328
The New Yorker, in a match for The Onion in 2009 when it said “Black Guy gets worst job in country “
RT @DaveLeeBBC: Anddddddd there it is - Twitter has just been in touch, they're now taking Luka's account off the list. (For privacy reason…
RT @moorehn: Just fyi, Facebook once had human news curators. Let's revisit how that worked out. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/may/17/facebook-trending-news-team-curators-toxic-work-environment https://t.co/f71…
RT @blogdiva: 🗣 PUT THIS ON A T-SHIRT!!! don't ever allow people to enjoy your tears — @Ilhan Omar https://twitter.com/mbueckert/status/1163584137560805376
RT @oneunderscore__: @BrandyZadrozny New from me + @brandyzadrozny: The Epoch Times is the largest pro-Trump spender on Facebook. It's ru…
RT @missvehg: How to solve Brexit in three easy steps (subject to frivolity disclaimer): 1⃣ Let these people believe that we left on 29 Ma…
RT @marcuschown: Best ever plan for Brexit (revised for new deadline): 1) Quietly revoke Article 50 2) On 31 Oct, tell Brexit voters we l…
RT @charlesarthur: I think sport climbing will be a surprise hit spectator sport for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. If you want a clue why, watch…
RT @ChrChristensen: Note language used by Twitter when addressing suspension of accounts used by Chinese govt re HK protests: "coordinated…
RT @letsgomathias: A quick thread on Portland and the distortions of Andy Ngo, who was not at Saturday's rally.
Read the thread above this to which this is the riposte. Claims that “New Zealand’s agricultural sector was FINE” being torn down. https://twitter.com/bgbolger/status/1163359272413081601
RT @ChrChristensen: Yes, I realize that the Trump/WH accounts aren't "covert," but they are state-run accounts spreading known falsehoods i…
RT @ddale8: I spoke to the author of the (disputed) study Trump was referring to. *He* says Trump was wrong in two big ways: 1) The study d…
I think sport climbing will be a surprise hit spectator sport for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. If you want a clue why, watch the world finals from a few days ago. Jump to any point in the video and goggle. Glossary: “pumped” = knackered. Now watch! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO4CVeUKbT8
RT @ScreenjabberStu: Trump has dementia, so no, he has no idea https://twitter.com/Independent/status/1163471179799302144
RT @Pinboard: The most shocking moment in yesterday's #HongKongProtests was when I asked a companion how the hundreds of thousands of peopl…
The NYT: failing at this stuff for nearly 100 years. https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/705171149022433280
RT @fmbutt: @charlesarthur The NYT would call Hitler "a mustachioed fiery speaker giving racially charged speeches to economically anxious…
They misspelled “racist”, which seems to be a common spelling problem there. https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/1163116649463144449
RT @PeterGleick: Climate scientist: Hold my beer. https://twitter.com/girod_gary/status/1162444743344893955
RT @luca: @Pinboard @thegrugq At least the ads Xinhua ran in the last 7 days are public thanks to the ad transparency center: https://t.co/…
RT @Pinboard: @thegrugq I just came home from a completely peaceful march where possibly a million Hong Kong residents came out, with no po…
Thread which points up the dilemma of ad-dependent orgs in a world where authoritarian governments can buy ads too. It will sound trite, but imagine 1936-8 with social networks, taking ads from anyone to make unverified propaganda claims. https://twitter.com/Pinboard/status/1162711159000055808
RT @sonyahuber: You’re either the person in the relationship who believes food has gone bad or the person who doesn’t believe expiration da…
RT @charlesarthur: Saw Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule”. Thought it must be based on a true story, and it is. But the film doesn’t acknowledge t…
Saw Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule”. Thought it must be based on a true story, and it is. But the film doesn’t acknowledge that at the end, which felt weird. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/15/magazine/the-sinaloa-cartels-90-year-old-drug-mule.html (also, Clint is now almost as old as the real mule.)
RT @RussInCheshire: @Andrew_Adonis People say a successful Brexit is as complicated as the Moon Landings, but I think it differs in 2 impor…
RT @johnpmcdermott: I spent last week in Zimbabwe. It was my fourth trip in a year. The mood was the darkest I had encountered so far, and…
RT @nickreeves9876: @MikeH_PR Mike, Rather than fire off tribalist abuse read Swinson's letter. It makes great sense. https://t.co/GojqZVSH…
“Take my woof. Please.”
RT @dakami: "Mr. Antonio Basco was Married for 22yrs to his wife Margie Reckard, He had no other family. He welcomes anyone to attend his W…
When I read this I abruptly realised why Jay calls his blog “Pressthink”: it’s about the thinking patterns that the media unthinkingly, reflexively fall into which determine how they cover topics. And which falls apart when something out-of-band (eg: Trump) happens. https://twitter.com/jayrosen_nyu/status/1162492459957596160
Great thread. Though the NYT’s mimsy approach to everything it does is a terrible look for what Americans think is their great North Star of journalism (but Brits think is a rather unwieldy, staid lump). https://twitter.com/drvox/status/1162419875412762624
Good morning, Lord Ozymandias! I found an interesting article for you in The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/08/arrogance-anthropocene/595795/
RT @WaltFrench: Mr Trump seems to feel he’s executed another genius media coup by focusing our attention on Congresspeople who want to shin…
RT @RadioFreeTom: Every now and then, when I think Twitter is really bad, I go back over to Facebook for a moment and then I feel like bein…
RT @eugenewei: Since most startups fail, I like to think of entrepreneurship as a temporally reversed mystery: you are trying to solve your…
Seems that not only does WeWork feel a bit scammy, it’s also a bit scummy. Let the 17th employee explain. (And: get options. Demand them.) https://twitter.com/tristajaye/status/1162471350851817472
From 1995, the first two pages of a PC World manuscript I thought I'd edited, with further edits by my bosses (senior editor, executive editor, editor). (This was normal, and an education.) (ps: Word revision marking existed, but we apparently hadn't discovered it yet.)
 
This article between writer’s fee and editing time also probably cost like $6,000 in today’s dollars. The good old days!
 
I feel I’m the person doing the RH margin comments.
RT @jburnmurdoch: ❤️❤️❤️ this, by @amitkatwala, on people who respond "don’t know" to obvious polls https://www.wired.co.uk/article/obsessions-dont-know-yougov-polls-surveys • 2% of Brits…
RT @PranMan: In the land of memes, there's occasionally one that shines through.
RT @GeorgeMonbiot: Perhaps to justify their rage against Greta's integrity, people have invented 3 toxic conspiracy theories: 1. She's a p…
RT @tommyztone: @charlesarthur For all the unrelated misgivings about what3words, it has potential for a good secure password / passphrase…
 
 
 
 
 
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