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
Among today's @theoverspill links: a legit story about this overspill. Warning: it's scary. http://theoverspill.blog/2019/10/22/india-tech-support-scam-arrests-start-up-1171/
RT @Emmabarnett: At midnight abortion becomes legal in Northern Ireland. This was can’t-get-out-of-your-car radio from my @bbc5live show ea…
RT @gabriel_zucman: 🤔
RT @FullFact: The Mirror reported that a think tank said GDP per person would fall by 7% under the new Brexit deal. That's wrong. The thin…
Smart, short, sharp rant. https://twitter.com/mattbirchler/status/1186361328233046016
RT @Damian_Barr: @SamWhiteTky I’ve heard those views. I’ve had them punched and kicked into me. I’ve been evicted by a homophobic landlady…
RT @jennirsl: Clearly the Government is too scared to publish the evidence of how their Brexit will damage the economy. The Chancellor woul…
RT @Serrels: Some gyms have the speed route set-up. I dare you to try it. It's actually hard to get up the route period, let alone under 7…
As @lewis_goodall predicted last night. Read the tweet, and the rest of the thread. https://twitter.com/lewis_goodall/status/1185989844281020418 https://twitter.com/Frances_Coppola/status/1186291585719382017
RT @wendyg: @charlesarthur Possibly because a lot of people install burglar alarms shortly after they've been burgled the first time, and t…
This thread is 🔥🔥🔥 and so true in so many ways. https://twitter.com/AnandWrites/status/1185974197085978624
Surprising result: having a burglar alarm makes you *more* likely to be burgled. (Suggests you have something worth protecting? Or more likely to report it?)
Specifically: Pannick denied No.10’s claims that he had been on the phone with Letwin on day he met PM. So someone’s lying. Pannick, or anon No.10 source? Pannick came on the radio to deny it. Will a person from No.10 stand up in public to bolster their claim? https://twitter.com/bbclaurak/status/1186178463742517248
The extent to which Tories are now saying the first thing that comes into their head is astonishing. We’ve been in a customs union for the past 40-something years without that destroying the NHS. They’re also clearly terrified the CU amendment will be added. https://twitter.com/SamCoatesSky/status/1186174375390777344
Start Up No.1,170: Trump ads swamp Facebook, Tinder on the species future, HuffPost for sale?, 16in MacBook Pro breaks cover, and more http://dlvr.it/RGcmdh
Almost as interesting as Jennifer Arcuri is her mysterious "media manager" 'Annie Tacker'. Does she exist? And more in @theoverspill http://theoverspill.blog/2019/10/21/facebook-trump-politics-outrage-start-up-1170/
RT @JoWolffBSG: In sending a letter with a minor flaw in and expecting it to be rejected, the Prime Minister is confusing the EU with an ap…
RT @jonlis1: Politicians should remember that when things go wrong after democratic decisions, the public don’t blame themselves. https://t…
RT @jonlis1: Pro-deal MPs who think they have public backing should be more cautious. Iraq War had popular support in 2003 and is now revil…
RT @thestephmerritt: Ah, Jesus. I visited Deborah in Guys last month; her son had smuggled her dog into the ward in a bag, which cheered he…
CrankBox 😂😂 https://twitter.com/paulmasonnews/status/1185906008570372096
RT @nycsouthpaw: Mulvaney admitted so many damning things at the presser that I think this one got kind of lost: President Trump himself su…
RT @lewis_goodall: Seems to me this week (alongside EU's response on duration of extension) will determine if we have an election this year…
RT @lewis_goodall: Entirely possible MPs try and push programme motion for WAB *beyond* this week, so we can't Brexit by October 31st and d…
RT @lewis_goodall: Expect Labour and others to get behind that amendment because it is in effect a massive wrecking amendment to the govern…
RT @lewis_goodall: There will be lots of attention paid to the sexiest amendment: a second referendum. But that (prob) still doesn't have e…
RT @lewis_goodall: It will be amended in every direction. This is why govt wanted to have MV first (same as May's). Establish you have a ma…
RT @lewis_goodall: So that means only route to get the deal through is via the WAB. That is due to take place Tuesday. And that is absolute…
RT @lewis_goodall: As a result of that decision, the Speaker has even more justification to refuse the deal coming back. The previous MVs w…
RT @lewis_goodall: That is why common refrain that Saturday was a "waste of time" or that "they didn't decide anything" is a nonsense.
RT @lewis_goodall: There is a common misconception that the govt pulled the vote on Saturday. They did not. They just didn't bring the mot…
RT @PatrickStrud: 10 years ago a woman came up to me at an awards ceremony. “I’m Deborah,” she said. We clicked immediately. We got drunk,…
RT @janemartinson: The saddest news. The world is a poorer place and and 57 years was just too short a time for us all to enjoy Deborah Or…
RT @aphtly: Quanta bellezza in un solo video
Great thread. You’d think too that journalists would be familiar with this and willing to run their own stories, but I think there’s always herd pressure (news editor: “all our rivals say X, why are you saying Y?”) and “get the story now” pressure. Herd pressure is very dangerous https://twitter.com/MikeH_PR/status/1185797486708961280
 
Agreed. It is, of course, a red flag when you are the only outlet with a story (see Bloomberg on SuperMicro). But if you double- and triple-check your reporting and are confident it's accurate, then you've got something.
Saw the new Shaun The Sheep film, Farmageddon. Has so, so many SF film references- I think I spotted one for Arrival (the circular stain in a pizza box) but it flashed by so fast it was hard to be sure. Some superlative, inspired jokes and set pieces.
RT @GeorgePeretzQC: Important point for those accepting the deal and relying on amendments to take off the hard edges: such amendments are…
I woke up with a brand new pain in one knee this morning and I’d damn well like to know what’s going on. This thread suggests it’s mostly “ageing”. https://twitter.com/hjluks/status/1185869515881668608
RT @OphirHarpaz: [1/4] Ok this is really funny, check this out. I was in the process of booking a flight via @OneTravel. Trying to make me…
RT @sturdyAlex: This is a vital contribution by @Keir_Starmer, yesterday: The only reason you'd take guarantees on MINIMUM workers' rights…
Another point: when economic models suggest that “everyone in the UK will be £x,000 worse off under this plan”, you can bet that the rich won’t be. Nuh-uh. The burden of loss will fall much more heavily further down the pay scales. https://twitter.com/sturdyAlex/status/1185889304322760706
More importantly, might the DUP? I know it sounds like a wild assertion, but they may increasingly view the bonkers more-in-than-out trade regime of the Boris deal as worse than just remaining. At least if whole UK remains, NI status remains clear. Post-Boris, it’s unclear. https://twitter.com/PaulBrandITV/status/1185835835859652608
A great thread on more excesses of tabloid journalism - which never asks “is this surprising?” Educating people about life just isn’t on the agenda. https://twitter.com/danboy/status/1185850668730507264
(Apparently it’s really the brainchild of an ex-LG engineer, Steve Kwon.)
Seems like a bold claim, Mr Greenwood.
The US energy secretary has resigned - yet another of Trump’s people gone. Let’s see how much space that gets in this writeup of things happening in US politics…
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RT @JudyMurray: Someone has added an alternative book cover with fake reviews to David Cameron’s memoir in Foyles on Charing Cross Road. An…
 
 
 
 
 
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