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The future, maybe
Summary: MaidSafe’s project is absurdly ambitious — a serverless network system that offers free storage, repels surveillance and effectively constitutes a distributed supercomputer. But maybe, just maybe, it might work.
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The dark side of those innovations being shown off at CES
Summary: This year’s CES is a frustrating affair — so many cool new context-aware toys to play with, and so little reassurance from the manufacturers that their use will stay secure or private.
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I wrote something about Madiba
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Samsung actually did this
Summary: People buying the unlocked Galaxy Note 3 in regions such as Europe or North America will not be able to a SIM card from another region in it, meaning they will have to pay exorbitant roaming fees if they travel outside the region.
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I found this interview very thought-provoking
Summary: Dr Alexander Dix is Berlin’s privacy chief. With Germany being pretty hardcore about data protection law, you might think he’s Silicon Valley’s worst enemy — but he has compromise in mind.
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My riposte to the "get over it" crowd
Summary: Privacy allows the intellectual and moral development of ourselves and our society. Without it, we are at best trapped in a system of self-censorship, and at worst building a platform for an authoritarian future.
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Here's a couple of my recent songs -- both on a non-commercial Creative Commons licence, both downloadable, so if you like them then feel free
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Looking at the big picture - this wasn't just about Snowden
Summary: The world of technology looks a whole lot different at the end of 2013 than it did at the start. Here’s to the year that changed everything by demonstrating the extent and power of state — and commercial — surveillance.
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Summary: The speed of technological progress is enabling rapid change in our societies and threatening the principles we claim to hold dear. We have to decide — now — whether we want to accept or resist the loss of our freedoms.
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NSA fans! Here's the video and transcript of a Structure:Europe discussion I had about surveillance stuff, with Dan Gillmor (writer, Knight Center director), Jason Hoffman (very recent ex-Joyent CTO) and Markus Rex (OwnCloud CEO)
Summary: Many expect American cloud companies to suffer in the aftermath of the PRISM controversy, but will European cloud providers come out ahead?
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First app in a while that's made me go "You guys! You guys! Check this out!"
Summary: The first version of Futureful’s post-StumbleUpon content discovery app was smart and intriguing, but the second — which now comes with features such as saving to Pocket — is actually pretty amazing.
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From bad to worse
Summary: A Bloomberg report suggests widespread cooperation between U.S. tech firms and the nation’s intelligence agencies that could help those spies hack into foreign computers.
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    Senior Writer, 2012 - 2015
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