Alex Hern

UK Technology Editor at the Guardian. Views mine, tweets deleted weekly. alex.hern@theguardian.com.

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Roger McNamee: ‘It’s bigger than Facebook. This is a problem with the entire industry’
February, 16 2019
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New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators
February, 14 2019
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Great Firewall fears as Russia plans to cut itself off from internet
February, 12 2019
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Instagram heads off regulations with ban on self-harm images
February, 8 2019
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Facebook 'youth team' to focus on Messenger Kids app for under-13s
February, 8 2019
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Mumsnet reports itself to regulator over data breach
February, 7 2019
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German regulator orders Facebook to restrict data collection
February, 7 2019
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Facebook Messenger users to get 10-minute 'unsend' window
February, 6 2019
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Angela Ahrendts quits as head of Apple retail
February, 6 2019
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Why the UK is taking on social networks over child safety
February, 6 2019
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Instagram to launch 'sensitivity screens' after Molly Russell's death
February, 4 2019
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Closure of Google+: everything you need to know
February, 1 2019
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Leave.EU and Arron Banks insurance firm fined £120,000 for data breaches
February, 1 2019
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Apple leaves Facebook offices in disarray after revoking app permissions
January, 31 2019
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Facebook paid 13-year-olds for access to all their internet data
January, 30 2019
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How Taylor Swift became a cybersecurity icon
January, 29 2019
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EU data watchdog raises concerns over Facebook integration
January, 28 2019
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Facebook to create 'war room' to fight fake news, Nick Clegg says
January, 28 2019
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Facebook to integrate Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp
January, 25 2019
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Facebook let children run up huge bills, court papers show
January, 25 2019
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The Brexit nightmare is entirely the Tories' fault. Don't blame Labour
January, 24 2019
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Martin Lewis drops lawsuit as Facebook backs scam ads scheme
January, 23 2019
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Charity reports rise in takedowns of child abuse imagery
January, 23 2019
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‘Heroin for middle-class nerds’: how Warhammer conquered gaming
January, 21 2019
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Google fined record £44m by French data protection watchdog
January, 21 2019
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WhatsApp puts limit on message forwarding to fight fake news
January, 21 2019
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How Stranger Things’ preteen fans went to war with the EU
January, 19 2019
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Largest collection ever of breached data found
January, 17 2019
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Apple chief calls for laws to tackle 'shadow economy' of data firms
January, 17 2019
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YouTube bans dangerous pranks after Bird Box challenge
January, 16 2019
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Drinking your own urine? There's a Facebook group for that. Two, even
January, 14 2019
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Facebook staff discussed cashing in on user data, reports say
January, 12 2019
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Facebook rolls out fact-checking operation to UK
January, 11 2019
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Graphics dispute plunges British gaming company into crisis
January, 10 2019
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Older people more likely to share fake news on Facebook, study finds
January, 10 2019
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Apple reportedly hires Facebook critic in privacy role
January, 9 2019
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Fall of the iCurtain: Apple brings iTunes to Samsung smart TVs
January, 8 2019
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Seven ways technology will change in 2019
January, 5 2019
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I thought online fakes would cause an infopocalypse
January, 2 2019
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The drone crackdown: if a trained eagle can't stop them, what will?
December, 20 2018
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How dangerous are drones to aircraft?
December, 20 2018
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Facebook: Washington DC sues tech giant over Cambridge Analytica data use
December, 19 2018
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Facebook users cannot avoid location-based ads, investigation finds
December, 19 2018
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Facebook shared private user messages with Netflix and Spotify
December, 19 2018
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How to protect your digital privacy from new Christmas presents
December, 18 2018
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Facebook admits bug allowed apps to see hidden photos
December, 14 2018
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Twitter ordered to reveal user behind parody JD Wetherspoon account
December, 13 2018
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Google’s top 10 ‘how to’ questions of 2018 answered – from deleting Facebook to doing the floss
December, 12 2018
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MPs to investigate links between video games and gambling
December, 10 2018
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I've tried logging my exercise and diet – but are health apps really a good idea?
December, 9 2018
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