James Ball

Design Photos Of Vintage Computers Show How They Would Be Marketed Today

Retro fans will appreciate a series of photos highlighting computers from recent history

Advertising Surveillance Agencies Take Aim At Online Gaming Communities

The NSA and its UK sister agency GCHQ, in a relatively late move, are using undercover agents to probe into virtual game environments.

Syndicated Government Seizes Bitcoins In Online Drug Raid

The notoriously secretive underground marketplace Silk Road accepted online currency as payment for drugs, and police have a warrant for users' accounts.

Features Authorities Struggle To Shut Down Online Drug Site

Watchdogs and institutions around the world trying to put an end to Silk Road, but the marketplace's usage of Bitcoins makes it difficult to take definitive action.

Home What Are Users Giving Up In Exchange For New Google Maps App?

How much of our personal data is the search giant taking?

Technology James Ball: Reddit Wants To Pick And Choose What Is Free Speech

Reddit used free speech to defend its forums of pictures of young girls but blocked Gawker for 'outing' the man behind them.

Innovation The Guardian Selects Their Top 20 Internet Freedom Fighters

From politicians and professors to computer scientists and the first programmer, these are the champions of the open internet.