The Apple Watch was initially positioned as a luxury, but it soon became clear that its true appeal was functional. Photograph: AP

When I went swimming in my local pool this week, my Apple Watch tracked not only my time on each lap, but my heart rate throughout. Then I rode a Lime(...)

Xu Li, chief executive of SenseTime Group, is identified by the company’s facial recognition system. Photograph: Gilles Sabrie/Bloomberg via Getty

Microsoft has quietly pulled from the internet its database of 10 million faces, which has been used to train facial recognition systems around the wo(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg ‘continually fails to show the levels of leadership and personal responsibility that should be expected from someone who sits at the top of one of the world’s biggest companies’. File photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Mark Paul wrote a perceptive assessment in an opinion piece on January 24th last. The business affairs correspondent of this newspaper observed the te(...)