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Alistair Fairweather

Someone on the internet is wrong! And it is me!

This was submitted to Thought Leader by someone calling themselves “MC Stand”. I thought it was just too wonderful not...

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...

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BUY ZITHROMAX zithromax dose for cat scratch Generic Zithromax is a high-class medication which is taken in treatment and termination...

22seven acquired by Old Mutual

22seven acquired by Old Mutual

From: Christo Davel Date: 31 January 2013 21:42:16 SAST Hi Alistair I'm writing to tell you that 22seven has been bought by Old Mutual. The deal will be announced to the public today. I'm guessing that your reaction is one of either "awesome", "wh...

WARNING all iPhone and iPad owners – iOS6 and iCloud (may be) eating all your mobile data

WARNING all iPhone and iPad owners – iOS6 and iCloud (may be) eating all your mobile data

If you've upgraded any of your Apple devices to iOS 6 you may find your data usage is suddenly through the roof. Yesterday I discovered that my Vodacom bill for September is suddenly double what it normally is. When I dug a bit deeper I discovered...

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