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.
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.
Alistair Fairweather doesn't need to remember any of his online passwords anymore, which means he can make them longer and more secure. Here's how.
Even if Amazon's drone delivery service does not succeed, the idea it embodies is too powerful to suppress, writes Alistair Fairweather.
The capture of Silk Road's alleged creator shows that governments and their policing bodies need to look at cybersecurity differently.
There are still untapped opportunities for software to completely revolutionise virtually every industry on the planet, writes Alistair Fairweather.