Cyber Trolls and the Ineluctability of Online Abuse

[published in Medium, 24 March, 2016] On 7 February, 2016 NYMag.com published Jesse Singal’s phenomenally researched and written piece, “How the Fight Over Transgender Kids Got a Leading Sex Researcher Fired,” which details the mishandling of an investigation and the defamation of the target of this…

Arctic Warming, Glacial Melt, and Climate Change

[published in CounterPunch, 18 March, 2016] Earlier this week it was announced that Prime Minister Trudeau and President Obama are committing themselves to fight climate change announcing measures “from a 45% cut in methane emissions from the oil and gas industry to protections for a rapidly warming Arctic.”…

The Investigatory Powers Bill and Privacy Protections in the UK

[published in CounterPunch, 11 March, 2016] Since writing about the threat of iPhone privacy in the US and the UK in January, political lines have been drawn with Mark Zuckerberg siding with Apple and Bill Gates standing with the FBI in this ongoing debate. But how private is the…