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IT Editor, Software & Hardware
I’m MIT Technology Review’s IT editor for hardware and software and enjoy a diverse diet of algorithms, Internet, and human-computer interaction with chips on the side. Working in our San Francisco office, I cover new ideas about what computers can do for us, whether they spring from tech giants, new startups, or academic labs.
My journey to the West Coast started in a small English town called Wantage and took in the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, and five years writing and editing technology news coverage at New Scientist magazine.
Tom Simonite's Stories
Researchers say that over a third of iPhone apps still access a device’s unique identifier.
Google is demanding that a secret intelligence court allow it to share some details about surveillance requests for user data.
Millions of people use the tool Ghostery to block online tracking technology—some may not realize that it feeds data to the ad industry.
Early investors in Bitcoin got rich. Now they are the cryptocurrency’s most powerful gatekeepers.
The U.S. government should allow disclosure of how often NSA taps into user data, argue Facebook, Microsoft, and Google
U.S. companies that pass data from European Union citizens to the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program could be breaching the E.U.’s data-protection laws.
Cloud storage company Box introduces a novel way for business-centric mobile apps to make money
What the NSA can do with Verizon's data on phone calls depends on the other sources it can be combined with.
As online education companies track students’ behavior and experiment with different delivery methods, assumptions about effectiveness are being challenged.