Apps built for Facebook can now access your phone number and home address.
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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
A router that runs the Tor software prevents Web tracking.
Google's new computer throws out everything but the Web.
Handhelds can access top-end PC games and other software remotely.
A laptop running just a Web browser might sound a bit limited. But Google is betting you'll want one.
A Web startup demos a "predictive" search engine.
Facebook makes a bid to be the bedrock of all mobile and location-focused apps.
A new search engine, Blekko, uses human editors to promote quality pages and block spam content from its results.
Researchers downloaded 3.5 million profiles to see how accounts are used to send out spam.
A quirk of the Web has caught out the world's largest social network.