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About Jennifer Cobbe

Jennifer Cobbe is the co-ordinator of Cambridge University's Trustworthy Technologies strategic research initiative, which researches trust, computer and internet technologies. She researches and writes on law, tech and surveillance issues. 

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Thomas Rowley

Thomas Rowley is editor of oDR.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Why a focus on "fake news" and Facebook misses the internet's real problems - and solutions

MP's new 'fake news' report largely ignores other platforms like Google and YouTube, and surveillance capitalism itself – and risks sending regulation in the wrong direction.

The problem isn’t just Cambridge Analytica or Facebook – it’s “surveillance capitalism”

We’ve ended up with an internet built not for us – but for corporations, political parties, and the state’s increasingly nebulous ‘security’ demands. We need to better understand this problem so that we can challenge it.

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