Internet of things

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Alexa, how did Amazon’s wrong call on voice assistants tee up a $10bn loss? | John Naughton
The tech giant’s flawed business model for its popular smart devices has cost the company a fortune and thousands of jobs

John Naughton

26, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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We can make our phones harder to hack but complete security is a pipe dream | John Naughton
Even the latest iPhone scare won’t persuade us to choose safety over convenience

John Naughton

21, Aug, 2022 @8:30 AM

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How smart thermostats can save you fuel and money
As well as turning off your hot water or boiler as you leave home, some can offer to heat only rooms that need it

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

30, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The smart toilet era is here! Are you ready to share your analprint with big tech?
Loo design has barely changed in 150 years – until now. Will people trade their privacy for the chance to find out exactly what is in their waste?

Emine Saner

23, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Why right to repair matters – according to a farmer, a medical worker, a computer store owner
Biden’s recent executive order makes taking action on the strict rules imposed by manufacturers a priority, affecting workers across several industries

Kari Paul

02, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Amazon’s Ring is the largest civilian surveillance network the US has ever seen | Lauren Bridges
One in 10 US police departments can now access videos from millions of privately owned home security cameras without a warrant

Lauren Bridges

18, May, 2021 @12:51 PM

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Oliver Letwin, the unlikely merchant of technological doom
After battling to stop a no-deal Brexit, the ex-MP has written a modern fable, Apocalypse How?, warning of the catastrophe our tech dependence could cause

Rachel Cooke

23, Feb, 2020 @12:00 PM

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These new rules were meant to protect our privacy. They don’t work | Stephanie Hare
The data protection laws introduced last year are failing us – and our children

Stephanie Hare

10, Nov, 2019 @8:30 AM

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Pink-eyed terminators and limbless chickens: Boris Johnson's UN speech in quotes
PM uses his General Assembly speech on the challenges of technology to paint a dystopian view before returning to political crisis at home

Graham Russell

25, Sep, 2019 @4:16 AM

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Is buying a ‘smart nappy’ really such a clever idea? | Arwa Mahdawi
Anxious parents may see the appeal of measuring their baby’s vital signs – but sharing your child’s data with a private company may not be wise, says Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

24, Jul, 2019 @6:00 AM

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In the age of surveillance, trust nothing: not your iPhone, not your fridge | Arwa Mahdawi
Data-collecting devices can never be trusted, as the FaceTime bug has shown. From phones to doorbells, it’s the start of a civil-liberties nightmare

Arwa Mahdawi

03, Feb, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Will you be getting a smart home spy for Christmas?
Facebook, Google and Amazon are eager to get their new devices under your tree. But will they give away your privacy?

Chris Stokel-Walker

10, Nov, 2018 @3:00 PM

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