After a turbulent week, support for François Fillon, France’s Republican Party presidential candidate, is draining away. Harriet Agnew asks Michael Stothard, FT Paris correspondent, whether he can stage a recovery in time for the first round of the elections in April.
WikiLeaks has published documents that appear to show that the CIA has an arsenal of malware it can use to break into widely used electronic gadgets. Madhumita Murgia discusses what the revelations tell us about state surveillance and the security of our smartphones with Richard Waters, FT West Coast editor, and Sam Jones, defence and security editor. Music by David Sappa.
No doubt Uber and Airbnb are convenient, but what kind of impact does the so-called ‘sharing economy’ have on culture? Then, Nish Kumar on the bizarre experience of seeing his image become an internet meme called ‘Confused Muslim’ (he’s not a Muslim, but he was confused)
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