Why I worry about teens on Tumblr

October 21st, 2013

Jeremy Wilson says the amount of pornographic selfies on Tumblr taken by teens is horrifying. Are these young girls getting trapped in a cycle ‘competitive stripping’ and attention-seeking with their peers and celebrity idols?

Obesity: not a ‘self image’ problem

October 15th, 2013

Greg Stevens addresses some of the feedback on his You Eat Too Much article.

On the side of the angels

October 11th, 2013

Online booksellers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble need to face up to their moral responsibilities and begin filtering the content they sell properly. It’s clear that whatever systems they have in place so far are simply not working.

In defence of revenge porn

October 10th, 2013

We don’t need the law to catch up with technology, people are the ones who need to be doing the catching up, argues Jeremy Wilson.

Why aren’t you scared of Nest Protect?

October 9th, 2013

Greg Stevens wonders why more privacy advocates aren’t complaining about a smoke detector that monitors what’s happening in your home.

My time on Tor

October 8th, 2013

Enda Crowley spent a weekend browsing the ‘deep web’. Is it really a safe haven for whistleblowers and rights activists or just a disgusting internet underworld?

Sorry, your dreams just aren’t that interesting

September 30th, 2013

While there are plenty of startups looking to help you share your dreams, they’re probably not that interesting anyway, writes Greg Stevens.

The future of media is bright… and it’s here already

September 23rd, 2013

Never mind the scare stories about failing newspapers. Things have never been better for the media industry.

Is ‘Shadow’ the most sinister startup ever?

September 19th, 2013

A New York-based internet start-up wants to take information about your dreams and share it with the world. Thanks but no thanks, says Milo Yiannopoulos.

Yes, this might be just what we need

September 18th, 2013

Former Tech City exec Ben Southworth wants to open a free school to teach entrepreneurship and technology skills. Milo Yiannopoulos thinks it’s a great idea – with a few small caveats.

Make it rain

September 18th, 2013

Why Microsoft should go on an immediate spending spree.

Am I too old for video games?

September 17th, 2013

Milo Yiannopoulos finds the rise of video games baffling.

My selfie shame

September 13th, 2013

Jeremy Wilson plucks up the courage to admit he has a problem.

What to look for in Twitter’s S-1

September 13th, 2013

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry explains Twitter’s recently-announced plans to go public.

Vladimir Putin, king of the trolls

September 12th, 2013

Bow down, internet trolls. Your King has arrived.

Company launches new(ish) phone

September 11th, 2013

Yesterday’s Apple non-event was even more of a non-event than expected, writes Enda Crowley.

Apple does what Jobs would have

September 11th, 2013

And why that’s terrifying.

Nokia’s best days may lie ahead

September 10th, 2013

Drawing on the company’s history, Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry argues that Nokia has everything still to play for, despite its largest division being sold off to Microsoft.

Talk about a circle-jerk!

September 9th, 2013

It’s time for us all to retire, says James Cook. The internet is done for.

Pulling the wool

September 4th, 2013

Enda Crowley is uncharacteristically generous about an upmarket Scottish fashion brand recruiting for a £250,000-a-year chief executive via social media.

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