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Emma Sims


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Past articles by Emma:

Amazon employees treated like "robots"

In the wake of the #AmazonStrike, employees are sharing their stories of workplace plight → Read More

Amazon sent customer 1,700 audio files from a stranger’s Alexa

An Amazon customer in Germany was surprised to receive 1,700 audio files from a stranger’s Alexa. The man had requested a copy of his archived data from the internet giant, only to be dumbfounded when he received over one thousand copies of someone else’s private conversations. The customer had requested to review his data under the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)… → Read More

The most influential women in tech

Alphr females: A celebration of the women driving the tech world forward → Read More

Drones over Gatwick leave thousands delayed

Drone sightings over one of the UK’s busiest airports have caused mass disruption → Read More

Hacking scandal at NASA sees employees’ data leaked

Servers at the space agency were compromised by unknown hackers → Read More

Facebook granted Amazon, Netflix and Microsoft access to users’ personal data

A new report suggests tech firms could access and delete users’ private messages → Read More

2018’s most shocking statistics

A roundup of 2018’s statistics doesn’t sound like the most scintillating premise for a yearly review, but these offerings from the Royal Statistical Society prove otherwise. The Society has just published its annual list of the year’s most mind-boggling stats, and you won’t need an economics degree to appreciate their magnitude. This year, environmental issues featured prominently, with the top… → Read More

Google sabotaged Edge, hints former Microsoft intern

Google throttled Edge’s performance with routine website tweaks, suggests intern → Read More

“Treasure trove” of dinosaur fossils found on Hastings coast

Dinosaur skin, scales and claws were made visible by coastal erosion → Read More

Best fitness apps to kickstart your 2019

Achieve your fitness goals in 2019, with our roundup of the best apps to get you there → Read More

Trump "specifically" supported by Russian hackers, Senate report confirms

A report released by the Senate damns tech firms for a “belated and uncoordinated” response → Read More

Women receive abuse every 30 seconds on Twitter

A new study reveals ugly truth about being a woman on Twitter → Read More

Met Police to test controversial facial recognition on Londoners this week

Monday and Tuesday will see eight-hour trials take place in the British capital → Read More

Android facial recognition software fooled by 3D-printed head

Apple’s iPhone X passed the facial recognition security test, with Android failing miserably → Read More

Met Police roll out controversial facial tech recognition in London

Monday and Tuesday will see eight-hour trials take place in the British capital → Read More

Virgin Galactic just reached the edge of space

One small step for man, one giant leap for space tourism → Read More

Best Netflix Christmas films 2018: Get festive with our films of the season

From the life-affirming to the downright saccharine, we’ve rounded up the best Christmas films on Netflix for 2018 → Read More

Best tech products of 2018: The year’s most tech-cellent devices

From VR to fitness trackers and beyond, we’ve rounded up the best tech of 2018 → Read More

NASA's Parker Solar Probe just took its closest EVER picture of the sun

NASA’s solar spacecraft, the Parker Solar Probe, has taken a series of unprecedentedly close-up pictures of the sun’s outer atmosphere. Snapped in the sun’s corona, the aura of plasma that surrounds the mega star, the pictures were taken at a remarkable 27 million kilometers from the sun. Delivering what looks like a Howard Hodgkin painting, the Parker Solar Probe snapped an image of two… → Read More

Grieving mother taunted by Facebook baby adverts

The mother of a stillborn son has criticised tech companies’ online ads for their insensitivity → Read More