James Thomson is a journalist based in Slovakia. He has never programmed anything and doesn't know a plugin from an add-on. He is interested in online privacy, digitally disseminated disinformation, and consumer rights.
June 20th, 2019 | 56 mins 26 secs
china, cookies, firechat, gdpr, hong kong, ico, malware, samsung, smart tv, telegram, tiananmen square
We head to Hong Kong to look at how technology has helped anti-government protesters (and how China has tried to disrupt it), Samsung is skittish over whether to tell TV owners to virus-scan their devices, and you won't believe whose website is not GDPR-compliant.
March 8th, 2018 | 44 mins 57 secs
aliens, car rental, cycling, eti, extra terrestrial, infocom, interactive fiction, malware, moviepass, privacy, text adventure, wethepeople
If aliens did contact us would it be safe to open the email? Why would MoviePass track film lovers after they leave the cinema? Would you know how to get around Malaysia when your car rental website lets you down? And will Graham please stop talking about text adventure games?