Guardian launches flagship technology newsletter TechScape

Yesterday, the Guardian announced the launch of TechScape, a new flagship technology-focused newsletter authored by Alex Hern, the Guardian’s UK technology editor.

Guardian launches flagship technology newsletter TechScape
Alex Hern: “I’m looking forward to hitting send on the issue every Wednesday.”

TechScape will be published every Wednesday and will see Alex share his insight into the world of tech, providing readers with additional analysis and commentary on the technology stories that matter, says the Guardian.

The first issue of TechScape was published yesterday and covered GitHub Copilot, a controversial new AI tool that shows the future of work – but has also raised concerns that machine learning is simply a mask for intellectual property theft.

According to the Guardian, TechScape will provide readers with an in-depth look into the world of technology and will enable Alex to share what he enjoys most: finding weird and wonderful tales from the corners of his beat, and sharing them with the world.

Alex said: “I couldn’t be more excited to be writing the Guardian’s flagship technology newsletter. I’m looking forward to talking with Guardian readers about everything and anything we find interesting, from the ways AI is changing the world to the ways mesh networking is changing our homes. I’m looking forward to hitting send on the issue every Wednesday.”

Alex has covered technology for the Guardian for eight years. During that time, he has been on the frontline of some of the biggest stories in tech, from the WannaCry ransomware attack to Cambridge Analytica, and broken news including how Apple’s moderators eavesdropped on Siri and the ways that TikTok enforced Chinese state narratives overseas. Alex has also made his own cryptocurrency, dazzled his retinas working from a virtual-reality office, and claims to have read all the terms and conditions of every product and service on the internet (or at least he feels as though he has), says the Guardian.

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