Simon Chandler is a freelance journalist based in Hove, UK. His work covers politics and technology, often focusing on such areas as privatisation, inequality, police/state surveillance, AI, social media, and cryptocurrency. He has bylines for Wired, the Daily Dot, the New Internationalist, the Sun, the Verge, VentureBeat, Cointelegraph, and Bandcamp, among other outlets. He can be contacted via: