Should social networking companies make efforts to enable activism under oppressive regimes?
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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
IBM builds a search engine aimed at the estimated fifth of the world's population that cannot read.
All of a sudden, Internet freedom is in vogue.
Google's results can be accessed because Bing is snooping on IE users.
The search engine wants to weed out sites that create low quality articles simply as a way of luring people to online ads.
Will a Quora clone really help the White House connect with citizens?
Will a flood of new users dilute the quality of the Q&A site?
Apps built for Facebook can now access your phone number and home address.
A router that runs the Tor software prevents Web tracking.
Google's new computer throws out everything but the Web.