Posts by Alistair Fairweather

Wanted: Volunteers for an experiment in invasion of online privacy

We’ve all heard the horror stories: an innocent citizen of the web has intimate details of their private life revealed...

Why travelling to Pluto is quicker than surfing the web

I was honoured to speak at Digital Edge 2013. I cheated a bit and made the topic my own. I’ve...

Glenn Greenwald vs Newsnight – when did the BBC become the lackeys of the security state?

Something deeply disturbing is going on in Britain, right under the nose of one of the oldest democracies in the...

My complaint to the ASA against a misleading e-tolling advert (open letter)

My complaint to the ASA against a misleading e-tolling advert (open letter)

TO: [email protected] SUBJECT: SANRAL ETC / E-tolling campaign (radio) Dear sirs / madams, My name is Alistair Fairweather. I am...

Native Advertising is the future

Native Advertising is the future

As buzz words go, “native advertising” is particularly confusing. Many people believe it’s simply a new name for advertorial. But...

If the NSA is losing hawks like me, it’s in trouble

If the NSA is losing hawks like me, it’s in trouble

When the Washington Post broke the news about PRISM, a secret NSA programme that monitors online communication between suspected terrorists, I...

Paste your AdWords Remarketing code here