(CNN)Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, multiple US officials with direct…
Martin BryantA scoop for CNN, although it won't be a surprise to people who have been paying attention in recent months. Will it sink Trump? I doubt it. Not any time soon, anyway.
A dossier making explosive — but unverified — allegations that the Russian government has been “cultivating, supporting and assisting” President-elect Donald Trump for years and gained compromising information about him…
Martin BryantAfter CNN's scoop, BuzzFeed published a document that has been circulated around intelligence and media circles for weeks. Even if most of it is true, the fact that it can't be verified means it can be discounted as 'fake news', harming media trust.
– Jan 10, 2017, 3:05 AM
It looked nothing like an iPhone, or anything Apple might dare to make. On September 10, 2013, the day Apple unveiled the iPhone 5S, Dutch designer Dave Hakkens uploaded a video to YouTube to promote his college graduation project: Phonebloks…
Martin BryantModular smartphones were a fanciful folly but Project Ara was a well-intentioned project.
– Jan 10, 2017, 2:30 PM
Director general will call on staff to 'reinvent public broadcasting for a new generation' in order to compete against giants such as Netflix and Amazon…
Martin BryantThis is all good stuff but weird that it's coming from the Director General. You'd think the development team would know this and be working in this general direction already (someone on the iPlayer dev team will read this newsletter and tut loudly at me)
In this essay, Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca shares what it's like to be the target of online harassment, and the unique challenges that women on the internet face in dealing with trolls. It's hard to convey the scope of harassment I've experienced…
Martin BryantMore strong writing from Lauren Duca and Teen Vogue.
New York Times
– Jan 10, 2017, 12:00 PM
“You can make change, but in order for it to be sustainable, you need to build a movement to support it,” Mr. Zuckerberg said in an interview. “No amount of private research or philanthropy is going to shift that. At the end of…
Martin BryantA big hire for the Zuckerbergs' philanthropic work. It's got tongues wagging about a possible 2020 presidential run again, too.