The U.S. government should allow disclosure of how often NSA taps into user data, argue Facebook, Microsoft, and Google
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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
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.
Gmail’s redesign, which filters automated e-mails and newsletters, is a marketer's worst nightmare.
An electronic WristBand will track people around Disney World; contactless wallets like Google's allow similar data collection in the real world.
The Moto X phone will constantly monitor its position, motion, and more to track its owner's activity. Will its battery life suffer?
Most teenagers deliberately hide what they are really talking about on Facebook - a practice that could make it harder to pitch ads at them.
Upgraded robot vision will be just one of the uses for the new version of Microsoft's gesture control camera.
Hardware that tracks your head, eyes, and hands will make the follow up to Second Life very different from the pioneering virtual world.