Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to “unbundle” Facebook makes his social network more like Google’s.
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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
The rise of big data techniques poses risks to society that call for new laws, a White House report concludes
A security flaw affecting two-thirds of websites is a reminder that the Web relies on a poorly resourced open-source project.
If the NSA did have the keys to the backdoor in a random number generator it could break some encryption without trouble.
Earth-bound challenges will determine the success of Facebook and Google’s plans to use balloons, drones and satellites to spread Internet access.
Venture capitalist and browser inventor Marc Andreessen says Bitcoin will soon outgrow the “fringe” politics that helped get it started.
Cloud storage company Box has 25 million users, large revenues, and larger losses.
The technology underpinning Bitcoin has flaws that threaten to undermine the currency's value.
Naming the company whose poorly secured data is being used to attack Yahoo Mail accounts could improve online security.
A new Presidential report will investigate how data collection and analysis affect everyday privacy.