TOBY SHAPSHAK: Goodbye, home key

Ten years ago Apple introduced the single button to smartphones. But the new iPhone X came without it

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Facebook flees with 1.5bn users

By taking subscribers out of range of strict EU privacy laws, the social networking firm is back in the spotlight

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Mark wins the battle, loses face

Zuckerberg was being disingenuous when he said people control the privacy of what they post

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Next big privacy scandal looms at WhatsApp

Facebook’s 1.2bn-strong WhatsApp messaging service is likely to be at the centre of the next data debacle

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Fanning the flame of fake news

Disinformation and conspiracy theories abound on YouTube, which prioritises video views over accuracy

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Facebook spying: be very afraid

The extent of the data Facebook has gathered about its users is, frankly, terrifying

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Stephen Hawking — genius of courage and endurance

Stephen Hawking’s life was proof of his indomitable spirit and superior intellect

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: The Web, weaponised

Online pioneer warns of a concentration of power that affects ‘which ideas and opinions are seen and shared’

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: E-commerce giant cuts out cashiers

Amazon Go has no tellers, no queues and no fuss — and a bold new vision of how shopping could look in the future

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Samsung: back without a bang

Impressive cameras define the latest crop of top-end smartphones

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Send me (cheap Internet access)

Ramaphosa’s pledge to improve tech and telecoms is laudable. Let’s hope the ‘Cyril Spring’ isn’t a false start

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Microsoft’s HoloLens revolutionises virtual reality headsets

Microsoft’s HoloLens is a powerful computer on your head that shows what the eye can’t see

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Will autonomous cars kill the skill of driving?

What skills will our children need to get ahead as the world of self-drive vehicles rushes toward us?

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Do’s and don’ts for e-mail usage

These rules for what is the default means of business communication will make it better for everyone

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Fixing Facebook won’t be easy

Senior executive says world’s largest social media network allowed fake news to ‘corrode democracy’

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: How we turned into addicts

Even the tech behemoths themselves are starting to worry about the world they’ve helped create

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