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Stilgherrian

Stilgherrian  —

Technology writer and broadcaster

The mess we're in

The mess we're in

Could 2018 finally be the watershed year, when the narrative shifts against the surveillance economy?

Every word you type, every move you make, they’ll be watching you

Every word you type, every move you make, they’ll be watching you

So-called “session replay scripts” not only record everything you type, they track every mouse movement, and even what you’re looking at on the web — including personal information.

Are Facebook and Google eavesdropping on your conversations? No, it’s far creepier than that.

Are Facebook and Google eavesdropping on your conversations? No, it’s far creepier than that.

Stories abound of people who mentioned a subject while their phone was sitting idle, then got bombarded with online ads about that subject.

Welcome to a world where your privacy is being sold for billions

Welcome to a world where your privacy is being sold for billions

A new Crikey series, edited by technology writer Stilgherrian.

Dark patterns: the tricks and traps used to lure you into handing over personal data

Dark patterns: the tricks and traps used to lure you into handing over personal data

How do websites and apps make you buy or sign up for things that you didn't mean to? It’s duplicitous, but all too easy.

NBN: Pricey, but it’s building for the long term

NBN: Pricey, but it’s building for the long term

Infrastructure doesn’t have to be profitable in and of itself to be of value, argues Stilgherrian.