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And Then

Pawel Pawlikowski’s film Ida (2013), is set in Poland in the winter of 1962. Anna is a young polish woman on the verge of taking her vows and becoming a catholic nun. Her mother superior lets her out into the … Continue reading

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We sucks you in

Have you ever noticed how journalists often imply that you, their reader, do something they want to talk about? They say things, like, “we juggle our Twitter and Facebook accounts…,” as though you are as devoted to these media as … Continue reading

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Google-Whatever Next

Senator Joe Barton (R-TX), co-founder of the congressional bi-partisan privacy caucus has received replies from Google to questions he posed about the privacy of user and subject data obtained using their new wearable technology Google Glass. “Google Glass has,” he … Continue reading

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Facebookism

I don’t think that Facebook is, “the scourge of the internet,” but it has asked us to reconsider our definitions of privacy. I read a blog post recently that was about privacy in the context of the NSA, another issue … Continue reading

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The Next Big Problem Facing the World

On Friday 14 June 2013, David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, stepped onto the stage at the G8 Innovation Conference in London, and made a short speech in which he said two things. He said that as host … Continue reading

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A Loony Idea

I will admit to not being motivated to own the latest gadget. I don’t feel any need to have the latest version of Windows on my computer and I don’t think it absolutely necessary that my microwave oven should be … Continue reading

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People hearing without listening…

I was looking for a picture of an umbrella. When I found the image I wanted I followed it back to its source, which turned out to be a blog post about photography by a lady called Miranda Ward. Miranda … Continue reading

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