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 @kentindell: What’s going on in the US right now should scotch once and for all the idea that governments can be trusted with our crucia…
RT @laurarodrez: You keep saying: "It's horrible that an innocent black man was killed, but destroying property has to stop." Try saying:…
RT @ewong: I suspect Trump ordering the clearing of the protesters with tear gas outside the church here yesterday has drawn more people to…
RT @ChiOnwurah: At the third time of asking, I have an answer from the Health Minister as to how long the centrally stored data from the #…
Trump says someitng even more terrible on Facebook. Facebook takes it down. He goes on a stage and says it again. The NY Times reported what he said. You post that story to Facebook. Should Facebook take down your post?
 
what you describe this is @benthompson’s argument. Although: does this mean anyone can say anything on Twitter/FB? Or is it just OK when you’re president? VP? Senator? HoReps? County sheriff? I don’t have an easy answer but it seems like a slippery/invisible slope.
RT @BWreed: 'Military vehicles rolled through the streets of the capital as the embattled regime created a show of force in an effort to qu…
RT @CraigSilverman: Hey #OSINT peeps, April is a great journalist looking for some expertise 👇 https://twitter.com/aprilaser/status/1267902852921528320
RT @MalwareTechBlog: Pseudonymous hacktivist collectives make a great cover for both domestic and foreign disinformation operatives. This i…
RT @BenPBradshaw: The U.K. has overtaken Spain to have the highest excess Covid19 death rate adjusted for population in the world. This is…
RT @jessieLahrr: how to president
RT @jessphillips: Nothing like spending an hour in a queue with people saying "this is utterly ridiculous" and "what a waste of time" and t…
RT @chunkled: not tear-gassed. not struck by rubber bullets. not shoved to the ground by officers. protest encouraged by the president. htt…
For anyone wondering why WhatsApp isn’t showing previews of tweets: something wrong at Twitter’s API. (You can confirm as I did by taking the link for this tweet and putting it into the validator here: I got “Internal error (Card error)”. https://twitter.com/wcathcart/status/1267836205867003904
RT @iamaliceophelia: "Typical manufacturer warnings on tear gas cartridges state "Danger: Do not fire directly at person(s). Severe injury…
RT @henrymance: Watching various video clips from the US, and can't help thinking of the late Met Police commissioner Sir Robert Mark's quo…
RT @BenInLDN: Last night Grindr removed their “ethnicity filter” and I covered it for BBC News. Today I woke up to an inbox full of emails…
RT @robdykedotcom: @LukePollard thank goodness the virus can't move sideways. https://twitter.com/charlesarthur/status/1267810928151519232
It’s like Disneyland, but without the fun ride at the end, and there’s no way to buy a FastPass. https://twitter.com/LukePollard/status/1267788366306836481
“Does this book make my hands look small?”
 
“No author name on the spine? Huh, what a loser.”
Fair https://twitter.com/wondrusplace/status/1267455242091876352
RT @katierogers: "In Lafayette Square, one of the visiting priests attending to St. John’s was sprayed with tear gas as she attempted to he…
RT @Dena: Real talk. The only other time in my life that I’ve been under curfew, seen peaceful protesters brutalized, and journalists tearg…
God yes I’d forgotten this (re John Brunner’s work). And the militarisation of the ordinary citizen. Can’t recall if that was Stand On Zanzibar or Jagged Orbit, offhand. https://twitter.com/skottk/status/1267758835126677507
British SF writer John Brunner described the Internet years before it was invented (in The Shockwave Rider). Hoping he didn’t hit 2 for 2.
RT @m_d_mccoy: George Floyd and I were both arrested for allegedly spending a counterfeit $20 bill. For George Floyd, a man my age, with tw…
RT @tompeck: The pictures of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s one kilometre long voting queue system in the commons are right up there with the most ridic…
RT @WongKarWax: @bubbaprog
What I truly don’t understand about the use of plastic bullets/baton rounds in the US is that they’re pointing them *directly at people*. In Northern Ireland in the 1980s the injuries that caused led to the practice of firing to bounce off the ground, lessening harm. https://twitter.com/davidhogg111/status/1267640890186698753
RT @bazzacollins: The brilliant Image Scrubber lets #BlackLivesMatter protestors post photos without fear of reprisals. (Credit to @charles…
RT @ArashKolahi: This country was infinity more prepared to go to war against its own people then defend its people from a pandemic.
The fog of war has descended. Nobody listens to anyone, nobody is in charge, everyone just takes action without thinking. What’s different is that cameras are documenting it. https://twitter.com/ArashMarkazi/status/1267636511589031937
You see someone with a broadcast camera and you still take a swing at them? Notice also how his colleague comes in and restrains him. This is what’s happening: the police are going wild and only a few have the self-restraint to think what they’re doing. https://twitter.com/ScottThuman/status/1267599965309763584
RT @bizarreLazar: Experiment Update - Well it finally happened. Took longer than expected. 12 hour suspension and had to delete the offendi…
RT @nickmurftweets: Another Andrew Cotter gem.
Start Up No.1321: meet the Clubhouse audio app, image scrubbing for protesters, Huawei CFO faces extradition, Facebook staff walk out, and more http://dlvr.it/RXpZl5
In today's @theoverspill: Google's newer Pixel phones are getting an update to help in situations like this http://theoverspill.blog/2020/06/02/dallas-police-social-media-protests-start-up-1321/
RT @sarahcpr: This governors call is proof that Trump’s twitter feed is *who he really is*
RT @jessicaHuseman: 90 percent of the people I’ve seen throwing things, having screaming matches w cops, standing in the middle of the on r…
RT @camanpour: Houston Police Chief @ArtAcevedo: “Let me just say this to the President of the United States, on behalf of the police chief…
RT @yashar: The cell phone camera has offered more protection to Black Americans than any law enforcement agency, court, prosecutor, electe…
RT @neenerbot: I don't agree with @Facebook's decision to not act on posts that incite violence. We implore leadership to revisit it. #Take…
I’m enthralled. This is brilliant.
I’m now thinking of Barr like the Stay-Puft Man in Ghostbusters. https://twitter.com/edokeefe/status/1267481144427253764
Completely accidentally tuned into Eastenders. Has a deaf character; what they’re doing with the sound is really clever.
How to tell when your algorithm’s broken https://twitter.com/etrenders/status/1267531495440343040
RT @CNN: Under President Trump, the Department of Justice has all but abandoned broad investigations into unconstitutional policing practic…
RT @kevinroose: Top 10 stories on Facebook over the past 24 hours (link posts only, ranked by # of engagements) come from: 1. Franklin Gra…
RT @zeynep: I have complicated thoughts about an oversight board for Facebook, but if they do not hold an emergency meeting right this week…
RT @zeynep: Or maybe the Facebook Oversight board has authority to oversee what should be removed or not amplified? Come on, we all switche…
RT @zeynep: The difference is pretty clear, different audiences. Zuckerberg’s Fox New appearance had an audience of one, Trump, Just like t…
(I wish I could say that viral tweet escaped from my Meme Laboratory, but it was just told to me by a passing pangolin.)
Can’t figure out if we’re living in Contagion, 28 Days Later or Planet of the Apes now. https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1266335781775380480
 
This is a little on the nose for 12 Monkeys.
 
 
 
 
 
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