Lots of tech companies have forced us to realise the truth of the maxim that “if you’re not paying for a product, you’re not the customer, you are the product”

Facebook is the most ruthless of all at turning us into the product

CEO and president of Samsung JK Shin presenting the Samsung Galaxy S5. The company’s last quarterly results showed an alarming slump. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Relying on Google means Samsung is incapable of differentiating its offerings

Dr Sheik Umar Khan told a BBC reporter: “Even with the full kit we put on we’re at risk. I’m afraid for my life, because I cherish my life.” Photograph: Reuters/Umaru Fofana

Disease claims life of Dr Sheik Umar Khan, who was treating more than 100 patients

 Clayton Christensen: Harvard professor was on the receiving end of a scathing attack

A heated debate about disruption doesn’t change the underlying dynamics of business failure

Since Facebook’s mealy-mouthed apology, the Wall Street Journal has reported that the study was just one of hundreds of tests run by a highly active group of data scientists at the company.  Photography: Dado Ruvic/Reuters.

Issue: The social network is again guilty of a serious ethical lapse

Adrian Culliney: “Instead of developing software for content creation, there was an opportunity to help them reuse content.”

Adrian Culliney hopes helping engineers to reuse designs from previous projects will pay off

Ireland was declared top of the newly created “Good Country Index”, a measure of  how countries help others

Is Ireland really the goodest country in the world?

Elon Musk: really captures the imagination.  Photograph: AP Photo/Jae C Hong

Charismatic billionaire entrepreneur gambles on beefing up fledgling industry by opening access to patents on Tesla inventions

US whistleblower Edward Snowden chose three people he trusted with the evidence he had obtained: Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Barton Gellman. Of those, only Gellman comfortably fits the traditional definition of “journalist”. Photograph: Reuters

Opinion: the work of high-profile individual journalists such as Glenn Greenwald mirrors a change in readers’ expectations of qual(...)

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