Deep dives on privacy, big strides on diversity

Emmet Ryan looks back at the stories and controversies that dominated the tech world in 2018

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
23rd December, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg: it was a testing year for the Facebook founder, with his company hit by all manner of scandals and controversies Pic: Getty

The year’s first big story turned out to also be its last, as privacy was the dominant matter across 2018.

Meltdown and Spectre hit the headlines in January, showing flaws in some fundamentals of IT architecture, but things really kicked off in March with the Cambridge Analytica revelations. That story alone has continued to run through the course of 2018 but, just by happenstance, this newspaper’s tech magazine Connected had gone deep on privacy...

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