Chris Lynch

Advertisers hit Facebook where it hurts – the balance sheet

Back in March I wrote up my six reasons why Facebook might be dying. Top of the list were the scandals surrounding fake news and voter manipulation. Now, it seems, the big brands are waking up to the...

Hurdles to making digital contact tracing work

Why we should think twice before rolling out digital contact tracing...

Apple and Google team up in bid to use smartphones to track coronavirus spread

Apps that track who you have been in contact with will aid with contact tracing, but at what cost to privacy and civil liberties? Would you trust Google, Apple, or the government with this data? Can the genie...

Zoom is eating up market share for video conferencing. It’s also eating up all your private information.

A report from respected internet marketing expert Doc Searls highlighted a worrying amount of data being sucked from users by video conferencing app Zoom and fed to online advertisers such as Facebook and...

Up to 500,000 WordPress websites hit by InfiniteWP security vulnerability

The Register is reporting that a security problem in the popular InfiniteWP plugin may have exposed over 300,000 websites to being hacked. The issue, which has already been patched by the plugins maker, allows...

Attack of the Quarks

The key to identifying a great arcade was not the lights, Hobo knew. People always thought about the lights, but it wasn’t the lights. It wasn’t even the sounds. The key to identifying a great arcade was the smell...

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