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The Hazards of Probing the Internet's Dark Side
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The Hazards of Probing the Internet's Dark Side

Late last year, hackers breached Target's data security and stole information from millions of credit cards.

Row Hits Flagship Brain Plan
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Row Hits Flagship Brain Plan

The European Union's high-profile, €1-billion Human Brain Project, launched last October, has come under fire from neuroscientists, who claim that poor management...

Stop Complaining About the Facebook Study. It's a Golden Age for Research
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Stop Complaining About the Facebook Study. It's a Golden Age for Research

Several years ago, my student and I studied anonymous email server data from 40,000 students, faculty and staff at a large university.

Inside the Democratic Party's Hogwarts for Digital Wizardry
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Inside the Democratic Party's Hogwarts for Digital Wizardry


Billy Beane on the Future of Sports: A Tech-Driven Revolution
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Billy Beane on the Future of Sports: A Tech-Driven Revolution

Baseball—my passion and profession for three decades—has been at the forefront of the analytics revolution sweeping through sports.

From Google to Amazon: EU Goes to War Against Power of US Digital Giants
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From Google to Amazon: EU Goes to War Against Power of US Digital Giants

Within the salons of the Elysée Palace, along the corridors of the European parliament and under the glass dome of the Reichstag, Old Europe is preparing for a...

Will Workplace Robots Cost More Jobs Than They Create?
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Will Workplace Robots Cost More Jobs Than They Create?

The UK unveiled its robotics strategy last Tuesday, revealing a plan drawn up by the Technology Strategy Board that aims to spur the country on towards capturing...

Behind the Scenes of IBM's Wimbledon Data Bunker
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Behind the Scenes of IBM's Wimbledon Data Bunker

Beyond the grass courts, tennis whites and jugs of Pimms, there's a whole flurry of activity going on in a dimly lit underground bunker.

How Air Force One's Communications Are 'Hardened'
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How Air Force One's Communications Are 'Hardened'

When it's time to make sure that communications from and to the aircraft of the president of the United States are safe from eavesdropping, who do you call?

Inside the Secret Building That's Bringing Cell Service To NYC's Subway
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Inside the Secret Building That's Bringing Cell Service To NYC's Subway

As Hurricane Sandy revealed almost two years ago, New York's 100-year-old subway is not a modern and robust system.

Here's What the Leaders of Tech Told Graduates in 2014
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Here's What the Leaders of Tech Told Graduates in 2014

Graduates around the world gather at the end of spring for one final lesson: the commencement speech.

Panel Endorses Some NSA Internet Surveillance
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Panel Endorses Some NSA Internet Surveillance

A bipartisan privacy board on Wednesday unanimously adopted its report that endorses some of the National Security Agency's Internet surveillance programs.

Xiaomi's Phones Have Conquered China. Now It's Aiming for the Rest of the World
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Xiaomi's Phones Have Conquered China. Now It's Aiming for the Rest of the World

On May 15, behind the curving, imperial facade of the China National Convention Center in Beijing, a veteran technology executive named Lei Jun walks onstage before...

The AP's Newest Business Reporter Is an Algorithm
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The AP's Newest Business Reporter Is an Algorithm

Journalistic earnings stories can feel robotic, even when written by a news organization as prestigious as the Associated Press.

How My Dad's Equation Sparked the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
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How My Dad's Equation Sparked the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

A few days before Halloween in 1961, a young astronomer was mulling over a fairly serious problem.

Happy Software Developers Solve Problems Better
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Happy Software Developers Solve Problems Better

A new study supports the claim that happy software developers are indeed better problem solvers in terms of their analytical abilities.

This Startup is Trying to Create—and Control—the Internet of Your Home
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This Startup is Trying to Create—and Control—the Internet of Your Home

Alex Hawkinson's house knows how to make his day.

19th Century Math Tactic Gets a Makeover — and Yields Faster Answers
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19th Century Math Tactic Gets a Makeover — and Yields Faster Answers

With a few tweaks from researchers from Johns Hopkins, the 169-year-old math strategy called the Jacobi iterative now works up to 200 times faster and could help...

The Incredible Shrinking Tech Spending Projections
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The Incredible Shrinking Tech Spending Projections

Summer is flying by; Gartner has already trimmed its annual projections for worldwide information technology spending.

Research Reveals a Gender Gap in the Nation's Labs
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Research Reveals a Gender Gap in the Nation's Labs

A study of 24 top institutions found that women are greatly underrepresented in the labs of the highest-achieving male professors.
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