SXSW 2016: President Barack Obama on Civic Engagement and Apple vs FBI

In a landmark appearance at the world-leading SXSW Interactive show in Austin, Texas, the US President explained how heโ€™s trying to drag government into the 21st century One thing you can always rely on at SXSW Interactive is that there will be some must-see keynotes amongst the 1,000-plus talks each year. In 2014, Julian Assange […]

Edward Snowden makes a rare virtual appearance at SXSW 2014

Continuing the theme of security in the Internet age at SXSW 2014 in Austin, Texas, an even more timely discussion session involved former CIA computer specialist Edward Snowden. It was one of the highlights of the whole event. Like Julian Assange, whose session I recently reported on, Snowden is on the run from US government […]

Julian Assange talks about the global information order at SXSW 2014

Almost everyone has heard of Julian Assange now, even if not many of them went to see the recent film about his life starring the increasingly ubiquitous Benedict Cumberbatch. So it’s no surprise there was a huge audience for Assange’s appearance in the first of a series of talks on security in the Internet age […]

Radical Transparency 1

Recently, my Twitter followers were annoyed to see my feed taken over by an electronic device, which was robotically announcing my travel destinations, and occasionally (when I let it) that I’d arrived at those destinations. The device in question was a new sat-nav from TomTom called the GO 1005 World, which I was testing for […]