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Technology reporter @SkyNews, formerly @TheRegister. Tips very welcome. Signal/WhatsApp📱+44 (0)7970 376 704 📧 aj.martin@sky.uk and DMs open.

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On my @SkyNews podcast today I chat to @gerardtubb about fears #BritishSteel could collapse & the impact #Brexit ha… https://t.co/4BpxBY8Y1Y
Retweeted by Alexander J. MartinFirst signal from Nokia that the problems facing Huawei could offer an advantage. Up until now Nokia and Ericsson h… https://t.co/8Qm2TCZ4YE @CCLeicsPolice @gmhales Notably this only covers your custody suite use of NeoFace and not real-time events, for wh… https://t.co/tr89gsPyf1 @CCLeicsPolice @gmhales I’m familiar with the PCC report, it’s very good - I’m not sure it addresses the national i… https://t.co/KM8p6HrUun @CCLeicsPolice @gmhales Simon, you've been great at engaging people about the force's work - including myself as a… https://t.co/7DX2YMDraK @jcase @Pornhub @nutakugames Was this a Pornhub RCE? @jcase @Pornhub @nutakugames Wait whatMMS: Jim Humble, YouTube hyped bleach as autism cure, reached millions - Business Insider https://t.co/Ul5ykyRUWc v… https://t.co/KxWrMcDmPm
Retweeted by Alexander J. Martin @Scotty_Martian Because there is a court case in Cardiff beginning today, it’s the first time AFR has been taken to… https://t.co/KSrYxNSR8u @Scotty_Martian It was a problem back then too, which is why I broke the story: https://t.co/ZGUKBTTeRz @kentindell I couldn’t agree more. I’m trying to figure out where we disagreed now. Terminology? That’s something p… https://t.co/hn9d76mbGd @kentindell I’m sure you’re used to reading beneath the headline for details on tech stories Ken. They can’t be aim… https://t.co/MglQux8j8a @kentindell Sure, but Ken the differences you’ve mentioned aren’t different meanings for the phrase “facial recogni… https://t.co/soouhVBaKq @kentindell I meant that the technology is identical. @kentindell I disagree, I think it's fine as long as we're aware we're talking about biometrics. Your cases 2 and 3… https://t.co/in5jhugGZB(sorry for the thread) 🚨 A lot of claims about accuracy ratings for facial recognition technology are mistaking ho… https://t.co/f0kkfbej0o
Retweeted by Alexander J. MartinThese are the standards for DNA and fingerprint biometrics and it makes sense to see them extended to other forms o… https://t.co/fnjC3jd2OzThe proper questions are: How legitimate is it for the police to input someone's image into the system, and how leg… https://t.co/tAOqdMZ8TT👏 More fundamentally, accuracy is a poor standard to measure the privacy impact of the technology. Regardless of wh… https://t.co/AKYO6qHnZSIf you are searching for 😅 and the algorithm returns this list: 😊 - 94% 😅 - 93% 😗 - 86% 🤑 - 82% 🤗 - 72% 🤔 - 72% 🤐… https://t.co/S5CEr4WXEm(sorry for the thread) 🚨 A lot of claims about accuracy ratings for facial recognition technology are mistaking ho… https://t.co/f0kkfbej0oThe police are being taken to court in Wales by a man whose image was captured by a facial recognition system as he… https://t.co/FgtbXXf4cf“Magic: The Gathering” is making computer scientists rethink their ideas about games. https://t.co/jJdQNFwouR
Retweeted by Alexander J. Martin @gerardtubb Might be worth getting in touch with @LDNRentersUnion @garethniblett Your profile picture is pretty much spot on 🤔Could do with an update - which is why @RowlsManthorpe is heading to Cardiff. Make sure you’re following his tweets… https://t.co/ky4B20O1EN
5/21
2019
🇺🇸 💻 🇨🇳 “China also has the ability to disrupt the supply chain on which external industrial forces rely.” Very… https://t.co/ggHsagfbfH @joonian How much for a coffee?!!?! @skynewsniall There were maybe two good scenes in the entire episode. What a waste of a season.A glaring Facebook loophole in their political ads approach, just a week prior to the #EP2019 https://t.co/9CxhCFI9ny via @MotherJones
Retweeted by Alexander J. MartinHundreds of patients at a dental surgery have been told to take HIV tests over fears unclean equipment was used on… https://t.co/vuwf86kOI8
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5/20
2019
EXCL: Ministry of Defence accused of developing a secret policy on torture that allows ministers to sign off intell… https://t.co/v7WlvlNsec
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5/19
2019
Holy shit @Google, I _definitely_ did not give you permission to scrape my email for purchases. What the fuck. https://t.co/zybjn1Eqrn
Retweeted by Alexander J. MartinIt is much more important to listen to women (every woman) than to me on the topic of abortion law, but I feel unco… https://t.co/Ul1hTtXXJ4 @tom_watson Well done Tom! You’re an inspiration!
5/18
2019
London Bridge attack: Kirsty Boden killed trying to save another victim https://t.co/uozx97zrPm
Retweeted by Alexander J. MartinGreat piece by @IsayenHG: How Venezuela's grip on the internet leaves citizens in the dark. “If it were not for soc… https://t.co/iPMQ5BtdNO
5/17
2019
Though my all-time favourite John McAfee story was when he prank called me. https://t.co/nAjqhAWrVa
Retweeted by Alexander J. MartinThough my all-time favourite John McAfee story was when he prank called me. https://t.co/nAjqhAWrVaStory here. https://t.co/Utcfoxbu6fLast time John McAfee went on the run he live-blogged it, including details of his disguises. My favourite was when… https://t.co/e6cxpec1NJ @thameswater I can't log in to my account because you are sending the activation email to the wrong email address.… https://t.co/Ppj5srrMLu
5/16
2019
@SkyNewsEditor It was always a pleasure working with you in the office Paul! Congratulations on the move and the ve… https://t.co/OF9dkYQ0St
5/15
2019
MPs will vote on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill in the week beginning 3 June. Our chief political correspondent… https://t.co/qaOTXYuf47
Retweeted by Alexander J. MartinThis may be why a British general was lined up to brief the press. No senior American officer wanted to contradict… https://t.co/KoLyak9uIO
Retweeted by Alexander J. MartinTop British General in Iraq, Christopher Ghika: "No there's been no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria."
Retweeted by Alexander J. MartinBREAKING - Permission granted by the court for Tommy Robinson to be retried for contempt of Court
Retweeted by Alexander J. Martin @IPCOffice @libertyhq To be fair, the Home Office effectively blocked two key appointments (esp. @e3i5) last year t… https://t.co/TM8CxfYdCe
Retweeted by Alexander J. Martin @AlexanderAiken @SotonBusiness @UKCivilService @UKgovcomms Is the GCS still refusing to do media interviews? @imrichardmorris @GazTheJourno @jamesrbuk https://t.co/4MQd9d4Dms @GazTheJourno @imrichardmorris @jamesrbuk https://t.co/WyEp7GnykD @imrichardmorris @GazTheJourno @jamesrbuk That's not my work. I can even spell Australian backwards. Nailartsua. Cheque please. @GazTheJourno @jamesrbuk But just 0.134% the membership of the Chinese Communist Party! Maybe the fewer the people… https://t.co/cRrnHnufsZ @imrichardmorris @GazTheJourno @jamesrbuk I'm bad at physics... https://t.co/kGDk5uSI3b @GazTheJourno @jamesrbuk It's basically the House of Commons 184 times. That's a lot of democracy! It's 184 * (Demo… https://t.co/cynSgNBYZp @GazTheJourno @jamesrbuk https://t.co/uLvVopQcV6BREAKING: Saudi Arabia confirms that 2 of its oil installations were attacked by drones this morning.
Retweeted by Alexander J. Martin @GazTheJourno @jamesrbuk Sure, I don't think the US signal is "We're not prepared and would not commit to war in th… https://t.co/JcTfTBuM9v @jamesrbuk Agreed, but the updated plan - and the announcement of it - can also serve a deescalatory function. It’s… https://t.co/VMDqBN9zMN @jamesrbuk Jeremy Hunt stated that the risk of war was rising. Simply planning for it is competent, not an indication of intent."It's a chronic and corrosive threat." @NCA_UK director @NCA_LynneOwens tells #Sunrise the threat from organised… https://t.co/oOxg0luMj6
Retweeted by Alexander J. Martin @nmsonline The fix was in an earlier update.This is an incredible event to know nothing about. https://t.co/spIfkwbh2x
5/14
2019
👀 https://t.co/Rpir5DIBjVI went undercover on Jeremy Kyle show in 2008 & found a vulnerable mentally ill young man being bullied & abused. N… https://t.co/qwF2FD1soW
Retweeted by Alexander J. Martin @nickdr92 @MariaZuffova @MeadowsOnMoney @HarryTaylrAre you a #journalist reporting on the UK? Please, share your experience with #FOI requests and #government #data f… https://t.co/pRESlfR4h4
Retweeted by Alexander J. Martin @KateEMcCann @VeryBigNews Hmmm @Ned_Donovan https://t.co/Gjvo7kvFwYConfirming that @AliBunkallSky is a class act who has donated £10 to @MSSocietyUK. 👏 https://t.co/hzidRGn7jLFascinating research from @doteveryone into the moral dilemmas facing tech workers. These numbers are.... kind of h… https://t.co/uujJIPT6wn
Retweeted by Alexander J. MartinSwedish prosecutors have announced they are reopening an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
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5/13
2019
that people want to punish FB because they “disagree with its management” is a straw man
Retweeted by Alexander J. Martinand here he is today in the NYTimes. He’s had a change of heart about the deficiencies of the US approach to antitr… https://t.co/HVY5QMxzZf
Retweeted by Alexander J. MartinNick Clegg on monopolies in September 2017 vs Nick Clegg on monopolies in May 2019 https://t.co/4x85iKz9ix
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5/11
2019
For the 466 million deaf and hard of hearing people around the world, the new version of #AndroidQ will automatical… https://t.co/fFy1t9lVaK
Retweeted by Alexander J. MartinWe won the Digiday editorial team of the year award last night (congratulations due to all colleagues @SkyNews) and… https://t.co/uS3xFQKaNdI've asked Google for an explanation of how its Suggestions Actions feature works.In this demo for Android Q, Google reads the preview content of a message sent via Signal on Android to automatical… https://t.co/7VqAzVSfH1 @alexhern Have you read The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe?
5/10
2019
Member of Sophisticated China-Based Hacking Group Indicted for Series of Computer Intrusions, Including 2015 Data B… https://t.co/lqehi6nmkC
Retweeted by Alexander J. MartinAn indictment was unsealed today charging a former intelligence analyst with illegally obtaining classified nationa… https://t.co/B6z2n9CFI0 @AndrewOrlowski Onwards and upwards! It was a real pleasure working with you while I was at The Reg. It'd be great… https://t.co/msOzmjwPhsAndrew is a great journalist, a fiercely independent thinker, and among the best company in a newsroom or pub I've… https://t.co/nbaRAVXnBHBrilliant piece from @BernhardWarner, who argues: "Tech giants are likely to invest more in aggressive machine-lear… https://t.co/ihdaNVHK7uIn light of recent events involving @Huawei , we have decided to hold a one-off evidence session into the UK's tele… https://t.co/PuPiyR1Koa
Retweeted by Alexander J. Martin @drkatedevlin Is it all maybe a spectacle for attention? Maybe I wonder that because I don’t know who these people are. @drkatedevlin Isn’t this all very public? @guy_herbert That’s the Scarfolk way!
5/9
2019
Full story from our George Osborne interview: Former chancellor urges cabinet to move against Theresa May https://t.co/gBwQfhnDKn
Retweeted by Alexander J. MartinAgain, @DCMS_SecOfState states the government has not yet taken a decision of the inclusion or prohibition of… https://t.co/rD7SKiFbEjThe UK has gone a week without burning coal to generate electricity - the longest stretch since the Industrial Revo… https://t.co/L05LplV10k
Retweeted by Alexander J. Martin🌍🎉7️⃣ That's it, a full week has passed with the UK not using any coal power! https://t.co/lTEPYqJ865
Retweeted by Alexander J. MartinForeign secretary @Jeremy_Hunt must look at the case of #Loughinisland journalists arrested by armed police in Nort… https://t.co/565q7B1J1V
Retweeted by Alexander J. Martinhttps://t.co/yAuY2YHSpr's flagship digital ID system Verify "is failing its users and struggling to meet key target… https://t.co/5w0TsYH2go6️⃣❗⚡🔌 The UK has now gone six days (!) without burning any coal to generate electricity. It's the longest stret… https://t.co/2tQZizx4J9
Retweeted by Alexander J. Martin'Focus on the implementation of citizens' ideological and moral construction!' Apps on smartphones, loudspeakers in… https://t.co/ZPHlW9hnAM
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5/8
2019
@AliBunkallSKY Is this активные меры? @AliBunkallSKY 👀 🐳 💷 🙌FBI and Israeli authorities have arrested the administrators of Deep Dot Web and seized the website. https://t.co/IVZzULaBjX
Retweeted by Alexander J. MartinUK sets new record for days without coal power https://t.co/RNWesRVHB3
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5/7
2019

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