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How the Media Are Using Encryption Tools to Collect Anonymous Tips
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How the Media Are Using Encryption Tools to Collect Anonymous Tips

There was a time when a whistleblower had to rely on the Postal Service, or a pay phone, or an underground parking garage to leak to the press.

Cryptoparties Teach Attendees How to Stay Anonymous Online
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Cryptoparties Teach Attendees How to Stay Anonymous Online

Don't expect balloons and singing at a cryptoparty.

Using Smartphones for Smarter Social Science
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Using Smartphones for Smarter Social Science

On Jan. 9, 2007, 10 years ago Monday, Steve Jobs formally announced Apple's "revolutionary mobile phone"—a device that combined the functionality of an iPod, phone...

What's Your 'Public Credit Score'? The Shanghai Government Can Tell You
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What's Your 'Public Credit Score'? The Shanghai Government Can Tell You

The Shanghai city government thinks it can make citizens more honest through a smartphone app.

Students: Colleges Are Tracking You Online. It Can Help You Graduate
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Students: Colleges Are Tracking You Online. It Can Help You Graduate

Companies use lots and lots of data, including your daily Web surfing, to help them sell you stuff.

The Rise of the Drone, and the Thorny Questions that Have Followed
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The Rise of the Drone, and the Thorny Questions that Have Followed

Today in the skies over New Mexico, Air Force students are practicing for the kill.

Caution Flags For Tech In Classrooms
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Caution Flags For Tech In Classrooms

A group of recent studies on technology in education gives a sense that, even as computers become ubiquitous in classrooms, there's a lot we still don't know or...

Remembering a Thinker Who Thought About Thinking
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Remembering a Thinker Who Thought About Thinking

The field of educational technology is mourning a visionary whose work was considered 50 years ahead of its time.

NSA Boss Says U.S. Cyber Troops Are Nearly Ready
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NSA Boss Says U.S. Cyber Troops Are Nearly Ready

The director of the National Security Agency says his first few dedicated cyber troops will be operational by early fall but the nation can't wait for the full...

These Gloves Offer a Modern Twist on Sign Language
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These Gloves Offer a Modern Twist on Sign Language

For years, inventors have been trying to convert some sign language words and letters into textand speech. Now a pair of University of Washington undergraduates...

Left Behind in the Mobile Revolution, Intel Struggles to Innovate
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Left Behind in the Mobile Revolution, Intel Struggles to Innovate

Intel was once known for its success in branding personal computers with microprocessors, a technology that fueled the digital revolution. But the Silicon Valley...

Rules for Cyberwarfare Still Unclear, Even as U.S. Engages In It
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Rules for Cyberwarfare Still Unclear, Even as U.S. Engages In It

When Defense Secretary Ashton Carter landed in Iraq for a surprise visit this week, he came armed with this news: More than 200 additional U.S. troops are headed...

Lawful Hacking: Should, or Can, the FBI Learn to Overcome Encryption Itself?
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Lawful Hacking: Should, or Can, the FBI Learn to Overcome Encryption Itself?

U.S. lawmakers Tuesday once again brought Apple, the FBI, security experts and law enforcement officials to testify on the ongoing debate over encryption and the...

Attention Students: Put Your Laptops Away
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Attention Students: Put Your Laptops Away

As laptops become smaller and more ubiquitous, and with the advent of tablets, the idea of taking notes by hand just seems old-fashioned to many students today.

Why Digital Security Is an 'Arms Race' Between Firms and the Feds
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Why Digital Security Is an 'Arms Race' Between Firms and the Feds

The Apple-FBI standoff, where Apple is refusing to write special software that would help investigators crack into an iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters...

The President Wants Every Student to Learn Computer Science. How Would That Work?
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The President Wants Every Student to Learn Computer Science. How Would That Work?

President Obama used his final State of the Union address Tuesday night to reflect on his legacy. But he also put forth some specific proposals for his remaining...

Grandfather of VR: The Virtual Can Show the Beauty of the Real
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Grandfather of VR: The Virtual Can Show the Beauty of the Real

Thomas Furness is known as the pioneer who stood at the inception of what we know today as virtual reality.

China's Internet Forum May Provide a Peek at Its Cyber-Ambitions
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China's Internet Forum May Provide a Peek at Its Cyber-Ambitions

Heads of state, including the prime ministers of Pakistan and Russia, and major technology firms will gather Wednesday in Wuzhen, a picturesque little town of canals...

How to Get Students to Stop Using their Cellphones in Class
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How to Get Students to Stop Using their Cellphones in Class

Almost all college students have a cellphone. They use them an average of eight to 10 hours a day and check them an average of every 15 to 20 minutes while they're...

Dartmouth Football's Brilliant Dummies
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Dartmouth Football's Brilliant Dummies

Wearing a green Dartmouth College jersey, the newest player on the school's football team readies for action during a preseason practice.
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