Alistair is the Mail & Guardian's Chief Technology Officer. He's been working in digital publishing for over a decade. Some days he wonders exactly where that decade went.
OpenSSL's security loophole, dubbed Heartbleed, has revealed a fundamental truth about the internet: we should not take goodwill for granted.
Gamers across the world have been angered by Facebook's purchasing of Oculus VR but according Alistair Fairweather, things could've been a lot worse.
Musician Neil Young is on a serious mission to restore quality to digital music and bring back its "soul", writes Alistair Fairweather.
The internet has changed from an apathetic space into a political battlefield. Alistair Fairweather recaps on Julian Assange's take on this.
Why would Facebook want another messaging app, and one that is so publicly and vehemently against all forms of advertising?
Icasa's new rules would effectively give mobile customers lower rates, and firms' complaints against them show greed, says Alistair Fairweather.
After a few easy open-source internet searches, Alistair Fairweather found out more about his privacy-vigilant victims than he ever thought he would.
Technology has exacerbated inequality. But we should prepare ourselves for an increasingly tech-driven world, an act that could eradicate the problem.
When Fred Cohen coined the term "computer virus", he probably had no idea how apt it would prove nearly 30 years later, as virus makers get serious.
After a lull in new devices, 2014 promises happy geeks plugging into radical technology.