Browsing: Cory Doctorow

What’s gone wrong with the World Wide Web

More than 20 years after the first Web server started bringing the Internet into our lives, a recent conference in San Francisco brought together some of its creators to discuss its future. The general tone of the conference

Next to get hacked: your car

Theft of vehicles is about as old as the notion of transport – from horse thieves to hijackers. No longer merely putting a brick through a window, vehicle thieves have continually adapted to new technology, as demonstrated by a new method to steal a car without the

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Rivalry keeps Google from evil: Doctorow

Writer and activist Cory Doctorow says competition keeps Google behaving ethically because it believes there are benefits to be had. However, as it moves into sectors where it faces fewer rivals this may not always be the case. “In the areas where Google actively competes

TalkCentral: Ep 94 – ‘Doctorow interview’

For the second week running, TechCentral brings you a special edition of its weekly TalkCentral podcast. Listen as deputy editor Craig Wilson chats to technology activisit, science-fiction author and journalist Cory Doctorow on threats to Internet security and privacy, patent law, the

Cory Doctorow: NSA’s actions ‘criminal’

Author and technology activist Cory Doctorow has slammed the policies of the National Security Agency (NSA) and bodies like it, saying they’ve deliberately undermined online security without consideration of the long-term impact this will have. “Weakening the