Tanya writes regularly on tech ethics, digital wellbeing, digital detox, Big Tech, screen-life balance, cybersafety, AI, persuasive tech, the attention economy and other topical issues related to the digital world.
Teens turning to TikTok and Instagram for news
More teens than ever get their news from social media platform like TikTok and Instagram, rather than from TV or print according to Ofcom.
Technology is changing the way young girls see themselves
Sophisticated AR-based image editing tools are changing how young girls and women view standards of beauty, harming their mental health.
Counterspeech could help fight online hate
Counterspeech is an effective method for dealing with online abuse, helping to change beliefs and build resilience. Could AI deploy it at scale?
Is TikTok Spying on its users?
TikTok recently admitted some China-based employees can access information from American users. Is the app really spying on its users?
Roe v Wade highlights the need for Femtech caution
With Roe v Wade overturned last week, US woman should be aware of how Femtech, including period tracker data, could now be used against them.
The Compelling Case Against Crypto
Is crypto a monetary revolution with vast technological and financial potential, or a Ponzi Scheme perfectly designed for criminal enterprise and fraud?
‘My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open’ launches in Greek
There’s now a Greek edition of My Brain has Too Many Tabs Open’, launched by Psichogios Books on 9 June 2022.
What parents need need to know about slang and emojis predators use online.
A glossary of acronyms and emojis used by child predators online has been produced to educate parents and carers on their tactics.
Is EdTech Spying on Your Child?
In the rush to procure EdTech products for online learning in the pandemic, few governments checked that they were safe for children to use. Children paid with their privacy.