Jack Riley

Jack Riley is Head of Digital Audience & Content Development for The Independent, i and the Evening Standard.

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La Roux, Scala, London

Cracks in a mask of confidence

Mika, Roundhouse, London

Sugary pop too sweet to digest

Café de los Maestros, Barbican Hall, London

It's a shame Café De Los Maestros are so often referred to as the Argentinian Buena Vista Social Club, because the description only goes a fraction of the way to describing the charm of the orchestra's loose collective of tango musicians from the genre's heyday in the South America of the 1940s and 50s. Accompanied by an orchestra featuring seven violinists, cello, double bass and grand piano, the artists who shuffle on to the stage are largely some distance into old age. With the tango in full flow, and bandoneóns bobbing up and down on the musicians' skinny knees, it's easy to feel like the Barbican has been transported back in time. In a sense, that's what's happened: many of the evening's pieces have only survived through transcriptions of the old 78s on which they were originally documented.

Jack Riley: Any changes to Facebook must restore trust of users

For Facebook, trust is an essential commodity. It's behind every one of the interactions their 200 million global users has with the website every day, whether it means sharing images that you're happy for your friends to see but not your boss, sending personal messages or updating your status to show people you know what you're up to. This trust has been central to Facebook's meteoric rise ever since it launched to the insular environs of Harvard University in 2004, enshrined as the privacy controls which stand between everything you've uploaded to the site and the online public.

DVD: Franklyn (15)

Flitting between modern, angsty London and a futuristic dystopia riven by religious fervour, the impressive cast help this bipolar debut feature from the writer-director Gerald McMorrow carry off its lofty ambitions.

Jack Riley: Cashing in on the consciousness

Analysis

Google poised to unveil new mobile phone

Google's "G1" mobile phone is to be formally announced tomorrow, and is expected to go on sale in the US and the UK in the next few months.

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