COVID-19 is dragging some arts institutions into the 21st century. Others are already well down this path. What we win and lose when culture goes online and a bunch of links you can enjoy today.
COVID-19 has forced many of us to do the daily shift from home. An anthropologist who observed a group of remote workers raises some concerns and shares some tips.
Reports that UK citizens are to lose the data protection from GDPR are overblown.
Remember when websites didn't rely on user data for profit margins, when values like anonymity and transparency were celebrated?
It seems no traditional finance company is safe from the marauding tech giants.
From wearables with monitoring chips to face scanners that assess your contentment, workplace surveillance seems to be going in one direction.
A paper published by researchers at Google claimed that they had achieved computing quantum supremacy, but leaks and counter-claims have created a stir.
The cynicism of political lies and the fear of losing control by opening up the corridors of power can’t last.
Google claims quantum supremacy – IBM says not so fast. One researcher explains why he doesn't see quantum computers outpacing classical computers any time soon ... and maybe not ever.
Can we make the web more inclusive or will our online reality always be a lawless wasteland of trolls and lies?
Most of us are probably having our data tracked in some form. And while there are regulatory safeguards in place to protect user privacy, it's hard to say whether these are enough.
On October 23 Google announced that it built a quantum computer thousands of times faster than classic computers. This could have immense impacts on finance, cryptography and other fields.
If Googling your health symptoms is taking over you're day-to-day life and is distressing you, here are some ways to get help.
Media companies are mad as hell at tech giants and don’t want to take it anymore. But what choice do they have?
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No wonder that, according to a new international survey, media companies are increasingly unhappy with their lot. In this episode we hear from the survey's author, Robert Whitehead.
Personal data is valued primarily because data can be turned into a private asset. That has significant implications for political and societal choices.
Until the two giants change, Twitter's political ad ban will have little effect on elections around the globe.
Google's Smart Compose feature is meant to help deal with the deluge of email, but does it increase the pressure to respond quicker?
The likes of Alexa and Siri shouldn't blindly aim to sound and behave like us - their voices need to reflect what they can actually do.
Regulators are beginning to tackle big tech companies' hidden use of consumer data
Quantum computers aren't about to take over, but this is an important milestone.