Jane Ruffino

Jane Ruffino

The human side of smart cities

The human side of smart cities

The concept is older and a lot more complex than you might imagine, writes Jane Ruffino

Fyre Festival is merely the latest start-up running on guff and other people’s money to collapse

Fyre Festival is merely the latest start-up running on guff and other people’s money to collapse

There’s a storm coming

Bad data systems obfuscate the truth about the impact of controlling men on women’s lives

Bad data systems obfuscate the truth about the impact of controlling men on women’s lives

For women at risk of domestic violence, accurate data about domestic abuse could greatly help, writes Jane Ruffino

Algorithms can’t automate our choices to watch 57,000 years of Adam Sandler films

Algorithms can’t automate our choices to watch 57,000 years of Adam Sandler films

Sandler's eight-movie deal with Netflix has made him the actor with the best return on investment

Better sound design rarely makes the cut

Better sound design rarely makes the cut

Listen up, machine makers: I don’t want my brand new apartment to be smart, I just want it to shush and show some concern for my emotions

When it comes to streamed music, only the famous few get paid and everyone else loses out

When it comes to streamed music, only the famous few get paid and everyone else loses out

The financial side of the streaming story exemplifies that the problem hasn’t changed for artists

People’s feelings about RTÉ make them baulk at supporting licence fee increases or expansion

People’s feelings about RTÉ make them baulk at supporting licence fee increases or expansion

The real challenge is to try to look both at the structure and content of RTÉ

Jane Ruffino: Xenophobic attitudes in the air

Jane Ruffino: Xenophobic attitudes in the air

The laptop in hand luggage ban currently affects nine airlines, and hits business travellers the hardest, but what if others follow?

While you were shouting obscenities at your screen, you were actually digitising the entire archive of the New York Times

While you were shouting obscenities at your screen, you were actually digitising the entire archive of the New York Times

The worst things on the internet are dying, writes Jane Ruffino

Don't understate the importance of women role models in tech leadership

Don't understate the importance of women role models in tech leadership

Women must be in on technology because we need to keep building the things that work for us

Stop trying to hack your users

Stop trying to hack your users

Making it difficult to delete your service is not psyops – it’s a lack of boundaries

Being sexist isn’t just an unfortunate personality trait. It’s bad for business

Being sexist isn’t just an unfortunate personality trait. It’s bad for business

Companies with diverse teams actually have better returns

It’s still hard to grasp the cult of social media celebrity

It’s still hard to grasp the cult of social media celebrity

‘Ironic’ communities have always been breeding grounds and recruiting platforms for sincere extremism

Jane Ruffino: Why internet safety is so important

Jane Ruffino: Why internet safety is so important

WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are vital for many of the world’s 65 million displaced people

Jane Ruffino: Tech speaking out against the immigrant ban

Jane Ruffino: Tech speaking out against the immigrant ban

I’m pleasantly surprised at the critical mass of people pushing back at the idea that immigrants should be welcome just because of our economic value