Becky Hogge is a writer and technologist. She was formerly the technology director of award-winning current affairs website openDemocracy.net, and Executive Director of the Open Rights Group, a grassroots digital civil liberties organisation.

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The Staggers
16 May 2011
I confess I didn't think too hard before I signed a non-disclosure agreement with WikiLeaks in October 2010. It helped...
Environment
20 January 2010
The American social entrepreneur and technology guru Stewart Brand's first significant contribution to the...
Music and Performance
17 December 2009
And so, the decade ends with a clash of ideologies. In the blue corner, we have the individual, coiffed, tanned and...
Law
10 December 2009
What does a journalist do when a conspiracy-load of private emails sent between scientists lands on his desk that he...
Sci-Tech
03 December 2009
If extraterrestrials were to swing by the earth, the first impression they would get might well be cacophony. Last...
Culture
26 November 2009
Just who or what is to blame for The X Factor? Step up, the worldwide web. Not only is the sixth series sponsored by a...
19 November 2009
"The thing is that people are complex. People lead complicated lives." So said the research scientist Brooke...
Sci-Tech
12 November 2009
Even media types need a holiday sometimes. But what do you do when your loyal readership demands its daily dose of...
Society
05 November 2009
At the beginning of the speech that was to get him sacked, Professor David Nutt defined a drug as "an exogenous...
Sci-Tech
29 October 2009
In Easy Rider, there is a shot of a wristwatch being thrown to the ground, discarded and unnecessary. "I'm hip...
Law
22 October 2009
Trial by Twitter
TV and Radio
15 October 2009
"Well, that's what happens when you have three Weetabix for your breakfast." So said the Sky News anchor as...
08 October 2009
The usual reporting of natural disasters tends to concentrate on body counts. Body counts focus the mind. By using a...
01 October 2009
PR exists to convince the majority at the wrong end of the celebrity-power law that the minority at the other end...
Sci-Tech
24 September 2009
It's a scandal that has attracted coverage across the tabloids, accompanied by the sort of angry editorialising that...

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