Jamie Bartlett

Jamie Bartlett

Author

Jamie Bartlett is the author of three books: The People Vs Tech (2018) about data and democracies (Winner of the 2019 Transmission Prize), Radicals (2017) about political outsiders and the best-selling The Dark Net (2014) about internet subcultures. His books have been translated into 15 languages. He founded the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos, where he specialised in online social movements and using machine learning to study the impact of technology on society. He is a regular commentator on national and international media outlets, and a regular writer on technology for The Spectator.
Jamie’s TED talk ‘How the mysterious dark net is going mainstream’ has been watched almost 5 million times. His main topics are cyber security and privacy online, new political movements, social media research and analysis, and internet cultures.
In 2017 Jamie presented the two-part BBC TWO documentary series ‘The Secrets of Silicon Valley’ about how technology was changing politics and society, including Cambridge Analytica’s role in the 2016 US election. In 2019 he wrote and presented the hit BBC podcast series ‘The Missing Cryptoqueen’ which exposed the biggest ever cryptocurrency scandal.

Jamie Bartlett @JamieJBartlett

Seeing as this idea is doing the rounds again...

Here's me & @jessphillips debating in @guardian whether anonymous accounts should be banned.

My answer is 'no' (of course). But like all good discussions, the ideas are discussed properly.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/sep/30/social-media-anonymity-ban-debate-trolls-abuse--jess-phillips-jamie-bartlett

The Amsterstab Half Marathon: a story in 4 Acts.

Act 1: Travel to Amsterdam.

Act 2: Check on kid who'd just been attacked by a gang. Receive aggressive massage and light stabbing from aforementioned gang.

Act 3: Rest Day.

Act 4: Run 1:47 in the 1/2 Marathon. Almost a PB.

In 12 years of reporting I've never heard accounts of public service and decency to match what the people of Leigh-on-Sea told me about David Amess today.

My long read from Southend West, with @KatieTarrant_ and @Gabriel_Pogrund

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sir-david-amess-shocked-community-grieves-for-mp-who-had-time-for-them-all-hwsn8hnh5

REALLY enjoyed hosting the latest @ICAEW Insights in Focus podcast. We tell the story of a successful ransomware attack on a big business - from the perspective of the victim. Genuinely terrifying...

Listen here: ⁦
https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/icaew-insights/id1573790261?i=1000538465153

#cybercrimeweek

There's also a second Law and Asset recovery project targeting OneCoin in preparation which should be announced soon. It will definitely raise eyebrows,as it will be operated under one of the world's biggest names in professional services networks,market leading in asset recovery

This 22-year-old launched a successful startup - despite just having ONE rich parent.

If there is a backlash against Coldplay’s readiness for an as-yet non-existent backlash, then we’ve done it! Generated controversy out of thin-air.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-58898766

Four out of 10 businesses experienced a cyberattack in the first year of the pandemic. Listen to our new In Focus podcast as @JamieJBartlett and cyber attack victims cover protecting your business from breaches > https://fal.cn/3j2Ed

#icaewPodcast #icaewInsights #CyberWeek

I grew up on benefits in rural Wales with no media connections. SO many people helped with #MyBreakthrough early in my career @JohnAtkinPR @jasminbuttar @LizJGibb @shamindernahal @KevinSilverton great campaign by @artsemergency making media less about networks & more about talent

I’ve been doing some interviews to plug my rescheduled tour. One thing I’ve noticed that has changed is, rather than being asked my opinion on things, I’m being asked increasingly to comment on other comedians’ opinions.

REALLY enjoyed hosting the latest @ICAEW Insights in Focus podcast. We tell the story of a successful ransomware attack on a big business - from the perspective of the victim. Genuinely terrifying...

Listen here: ⁦
https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/icaew-insights/id1573790261?i=1000538465153

#cybercrimeweek

Our ⁦latest ⁦@ICAEW⁩ Insights in Focus podcast with ⁦⁦@JamieJBartlett⁩ for #cybercrimeweek goes through a first hand experience of a ransom ware attack, the practicalities, the emotions and how to avoid it. Listen now 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/icaew-insights/id1573790261?i=1000538465153

In case you’re wondering, @GeorgiaJCatt and I are still chasing The Missing Cryptoqueen… hard at work today with a new member of the squad, the brilliant @ByrnesyGsy (do follow).

Stay tuned…

Ps do you like my plants?

I can’t remember who said it - but if you’d invested $100 in #bitcoin in 2011 you would have likely a/ lost it b/ cashed it in by 2013 or c/ had it stolen.

In case you’re wondering, @GeorgiaJCatt and I are still chasing The Missing Cryptoqueen… hard at work today with a new member of the squad, the brilliant @ByrnesyGsy (do follow).

Stay tuned…

Ps do you like my plants?

Gartner actually put “Singularity” as a use case for quantum computing.

Presumably whoever first builds quantum computing will also immediately start selling 'quantum resistant' computers. Thereby creating both the problem and the solution - what a tremendous business model!

You could boil 50% of cyber security advice down to one single idea: make sure you do the basic stuff.

Above a certain follower count, your twitter feed is basically a newspaper, and I wish there was a voluntary code of conduct to reflect that. No amplifying stuff you haven't personally checked is true; and no hostile quote-tweeting random people with a handful of followers.