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Why I welcome the collapse of Facebook’s currency

19 October 2019 9:00 am

When Facebook announced details earlier this year of a global digital currency called Libra — backed by a roll call…

Why is everyone on Facebook so paranoid about their privacy?

14 September 2019 9:00 am

Why is everyone so paranoid about online privacy?

Why 80 per cent of young people in this Macedonian town have turned to posting ‘fake news’

7 September 2019 9:00 am

It’s such a relief to turn on the radio and hear the voice of Neil MacGregor. That reasoned authority, his…

Dear Mary: How should I deal with a friend who leaves appalling comments on Facebook?

6 July 2019 9:00 am

Q. Friends and I keep in touch and share our more memorable experiences on Facebook. One friend is an elderly…

Should we fear Facebook's cryptocurrency?

1 June 2019 9:00 am

The cryptocurrency winter has turned to spring: having slumped from $20,000 in late 2017 to $3,200 a year later, bitcoin…

Meet the real Alexander Nix. An interview with the notorious former head of Cambridge Analytica

18 May 2019 9:00 am

Alexander Nix on psychographics, Brexit and Trump

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Why I could kiss Mark Zuckerberg

16 February 2019 9:00 am

Since posting some of my research into the RSPCA on Facebook, I now better understand the way social networking works.…

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Why 1919 wasn’t the year it’s cracked up to be

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Gstaad The funny thing is that I was at school with a man called Ted Widmer, and I recently read…

Tech gurus don’t let their kids have smartphones. Here’s why

22 September 2018 9:00 am

More of us are addicted to our smartphones. But the fightback is beginning

Amazon and Facebook: the twin evils of our age

11 August 2018 9:00 am

They used to say that the primary function of a boat was to be beautiful. I suppose that is why…

What’s bad for slick estate agents like Foxtons is good for working Londoners

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Those twice-weekly sales emails from Foxtons that the recent GDPR clean-up has failed to stop have lately been spattered with…

Meet the ‘Fangs’, the stock to sink your teeth into

26 May 2018 9:00 am

The ‘Fang’ tech giants may have been hit by scandal but they’ll soon bounce back, says Matthew Lynn

So farewell Toys ‘R’ Us, the predator that became the prey

31 March 2018 9:00 am

I remember the arrival of Toys ‘R’ Us in Britain, because as a young banker in 1984 I was tasked…

Big data is watching you – and it wants your vote

24 March 2018 9:00 am

The Cambridge Analytica row shows politics moving in a disturbing direction

I’ve faked my own iPhone death

17 February 2018 9:00 am

After much thought, I am toying with the idea of faking my own death. I mean in a virtual sense,…

Despite everything, America is beautiful — especially at West Point

18 November 2017 9:00 am

What is left to say after the church shooting in the Home of the Depraved? Those killed in Texas included…

The tech giants have become publishing tycoons. Let’s have laws to deal with them

14 October 2017 9:00 am

The giants of the internet have long said that they are not publishers but mere platforms — or couriers —…

Tech vs Trump: the great battle of our time has begun

14 October 2017 9:00 am

Social media helped Trump take the White House. Silicon Valley won’t let that happen again

We need more Rees-Mogg, less Yvette Cooper

30 September 2017 9:00 am

I think this week marks my 40th anniversary as a Spectator columnist, but I’m not 100 per cent certain. All…

Does sexism really bug Silicon Valley?

23 September 2017 9:00 am

A high-profile sacking at Google has exposed tech’s ‘women’ problem

Silicon Valley’s wealthy elite have made social inequality worse

12 August 2017 9:00 am

California’s tech elite have made social inequality worse

Deus ex machina: Social networks can’t replace religion

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Social networks can’t replace religion

Alt-hate: Who knew the left had so much venom?

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Who knew the left had so much venom?

We need to address the murky world of online political advertising – fast

20 May 2017 9:00 am

In his new book Move Fast and Break Things, the American academic Jonathan Taplin makes a decent case that, democratically…

My feminist, girl-power, girlie theme night

13 May 2017 9:00 am

I was sitting between mother and daughter on the sofa, and we were having a ‘wee night’ as Glaswegians put…