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Net gains for politicians

Steve Parry explains why politicians and the internet don’t get on. PLUS: Polyp’s Big Bad World cartoon.

Filed in: Politics Technology

Green machines

Diana Beresford-Kroeger unveils the hidden bio-chemistry of trees.

Filed in: Environment Forests Science

If Google and Facebook can flip elections does code now rule the real world?

Internet users used to be worried about government control of the web but the opposite may be true, writes Chris Spannos

Filed in: Media Society Technology United States

The digital divide’s great leap forward

We need to harness the innovation from today’s technology revolution to better serve people’s needs, writes Chris Spannos.

Filed in: Poverty Technology

Will the ‘Internet of Things’ boost surveillance capabilities?

A new wave of smart appliances could soon be spying on your every move, warns Chris Spannos.

Filed in: Technology

Keystrokes in the West may mean a death sentence in Saudi Arabia

Chris Spannos on the dangers of going online in the land of Al Saud.

Filed in: Human Rights Saudi Arabia Technology

For their eyes only

Michaela Whitton considers unlawful surveillance and the crushing of dissent.

Filed in: Bahrain England Human Rights Technology

In the eye of a Twitter storm

Steve Parry experiences Trolling and is still recovering.

Filed in: Technology

Is social media doing social harm?

Meredith L Patterson and Deanna Zandt go head to head.

Filed in: Technology

The case against the future

Hal Niedzviecki considers the case against the future.

Filed in: Society Technology Work

Half-baked and out of time

How do we escape our evolutionary shortcomings to avoid climate catastrophe? asks Helen Camakaris..

Filed in: Climate Change Science

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