The content of my Digital Survivor blog is pretty obvious after even the briefest browse. However, for anyone wishing to know more about who is behind it …


My name is Russ and I’m a middle-aged man. Over many years, I’ve lived in several major cities across the UK and on mainland Europe.

I’ve been a freelance features journalist on major UK newspapers, a Legal Aid supervisor in a firm of lawyers, an independent multimedia producer … and too many more job titles to mention.

In order to be reasonably confident in what I’m writing about here on Digital Survivor, I completed an electromagnetic field safety course. I’ve also studied data protection law (GDPR) with the University of Groningen and cyber security with Deakin University.


I publish this blog because I remember a time when machines served (and occasionally harmed) mankind. With a 5G-powered Internet of Things and AI apparently in store for us, it seems we must now conform to serve machines.

This is why I subtitle the blog “living through this tech dystopia”.


Digital Survivor content is a mixture of original articles, mostly produced by me but also occasionally by outside contributors, and aggregated stories that I believe to be of interest to the site’s visitors.

Currently, Digital Survivor’s website stats typically range from hundreds to several thousand visits on a daily basis. That’s not bad for such a young blog.

All content is free – PDF e-books, mp3 podcast recordings, GIF images, flyers, etc – as I charge no money for non-commercial, Fair Use and educational purposes under Creative Commons Licence BY-NC-SA.

How you can help

However, although nothing is for sale, please do consider making a one-off donation (click on the image below) if you want to support my work by helping cover web hosting costs and long hours spent researching and producing content.

You can also get in touch using the contact page or by using the form below.

Many thanks for visiting! 😎