Home automation systems and networking equipment vulnerable to a major encryption flaw are unlikely to be fixed.
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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 security flaw affecting two-thirds of websites is a reminder that the Web relies on a poorly resourced open-source project.
Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is the first smartphone that can use a fingerprint to authorize payments in stores and online.
A system called Mylar makes it possible to build online services that can never decrypt or leak your data.
Cloud storage company Box has 25 million users, large revenues, and larger losses.
Game theory suggests the rules governing Bitcoin may need to be updated if the currency is to endure.
Prime ministers, business executives, and ordinary citizens clamor for phones that can’t be snooped on.
Google manages to invest in fundamental research without having a traditional lab in which to do it.
Facebook’s new AI research group reports a major improvement in face-processing software.
A super-secure place for sensitive data to mingle could free companies to get the benefits of sharing it without risking leaks.