A security flaw affecting two-thirds of websites is a reminder that the Web relies on a poorly resourced open-source project.
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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
Naming the company whose poorly secured data is being used to attack Yahoo Mail accounts could improve online security.
Google looks set to bring its smart, personal data-fueled assistant, Google Now, to the Chrome browser.
Larry Page's dream of making it possible to search every book ever published is revived by a court ruling on copyright.
Two experimental Twitter "apps" that create a personalized, private feed of recommendations could be joined by many more.
Many people that used bitcoins on the Silk Road marketplace seized by the FBI today could likely be traced.
Facebook says its ad targeting technology has irked its users and will be upgraded.
Apple's unpolished maps app has proved just how much smartphone users rely on good directions.
To live up to the value of its stock Facebook needs a new way to make money.
A new social network is free from ads, but burdened with expectations.