Jamie

Jamie writes about current issues concerning digital privacy and security and is known to interview leading figures in tech. He also keeps an eye on changes in government censorship and surveillance.
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Router with a speedometer above it.

How to boost Wi-Fi at home for faster internet

3 min read
It will not surprise anyone that internet usage has surged dramatically in the past few weeks, thanks to people...
Band-aid over a phone with the EU logo.

The EU wants you to have the ‘right to repair’ your...

2 min read
If you’re frustrated at not being able to switch batteries in your older generation iPhone, or not being able...
A laptop with a dollar sign crossed out.

Free things you can do online when you’re stuck at home

2 min read
With cafes and restaurants shut, major sports and music events cancelled, and movement outside your home restricted to essential...
A face mask being recorded on a computer screen.

Countries are using greater surveillance measures to track Covid-19. What are...

3 min read
Heightened global concerns over the novel coronavirus have compelled countries to implement measures such as flight suspensions, mandatory quarantine...
Android phone with app permissions for YouTube.

How to change app permissions on your devices

2 min read
When downloading an app to your device, sometimes a message pops up to request permissions that the app would...
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How to work from home: Keeping safe and sane while remote

6 min read
The coronavirus outbreak has prompted a lot of companies, including Google and Apple, to recommend their employees work from...
Google's terms of service with yes and no buttons.

Google is trying to make its new terms of service more...

1 min read
If you’ve googled something at some point in the last couple of weeks, you’ve likely seen this nondescript blue...
Tiled CA certificates.

Let’s Encrypt has issued a billion certificates, securely encrypting nearly 200...

3 min read
An effortless way to check whether the site you just logged on to maintains an encrypted connection is whether...
Face ID scans with checkmarks next to them

Facial recognition works even when you’re covering your face

2 min read
Until recently, facial recognition software needed to scan your entire face in order to attempt to identify you. That...
Google search results page with whatsapp icons showing WhatsApp links..

Google was publicly indexing your private WhatsApp groups, and no one...

1 min read
Up until a few days ago, if anyone had created a link to invite people to a WhatsApp group...

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