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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.

The Human Toll of Protecting the Internet from the Worst of Humanity
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The Human Toll of Protecting the Internet from the Worst of Humanity

Henry Soto worked for Microsoft’s online-safety team, in Seattle, for eight years.

Google's Harder Look at Moon Shots Seems to Be Paying Off
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Google's Harder Look at Moon Shots Seems to Be Paying Off

In the past few years, Google has become known for more than just its iconic search engine.

Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots at X, on the Future of AI, Robots, and Coffeemakers
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Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots at X, on the Future of AI, Robots, and Coffeemakers

Astro Teller has an unusual way of starting a new project: He tries to kill it.

The Stakes Are Rising in Google's Antitrust Fight With Europe
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The Stakes Are Rising in Google's Antitrust Fight With Europe

Google is locked in a six-year battle with Europe's antitrust officials. And the stakes for both sides are getting higher.

Controversial Chinese Cybersecurity Law Enters Home Stretch for Approval
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Controversial Chinese Cybersecurity Law Enters Home Stretch for Approval

A controversial Chinese cybersecurity law that has sparked protests from foreign governments and business groups neared approval on Monday as parliament held the...

IBM Is Counting on Its Bet on Watson, and Paying Big Money for It
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IBM Is Counting on Its Bet on Watson, and Paying Big Money for It

Watson, can you grow into a multibillion-dollar business and become the engine of IBM's resurgence?

Twitter's 'Firehose' of Tweets Is Incredibly Valuable, and Just as Dangerous
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Twitter's 'Firehose' of Tweets Is Incredibly Valuable, and Just as Dangerous

There are half a billion tweets a day. For the company, they’re sellable data. For despots, they’re a great way to hunt dissidents.

Apple Gets Its First Director of AI
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Apple Gets Its First Director of AI

Apple is hiring a rising star in the world of deep learning to serve as its first director of AI research. Ruslan Salakhutdinov, an associate professor at Carnegie...

There Is a Blind Spot in AI Research
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There Is a Blind Spot in AI Research

This week, the White House published its report on the future of artificial intelligence (AI)—a product of four workshops held between May and July 2016 in Seattle...

Facebook Has Repeatedly Trended Fake News Since Firing Its Human Editors
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Facebook Has Repeatedly Trended Fake News Since Firing Its Human Editors

The Intersect ran a little experiment a few weeks ago: During the work day, we’d check in with Facebook each hour, on the hour, and record which topics were trending...

VR Started with Gaming, But It Will Take Over Every Other Industry
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VR Started with Gaming, But It Will Take Over Every Other Industry

"We are looking at sensory immersion.

Why Big Pharma Wants to Collect 2 Million Genomes
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Why Big Pharma Wants to Collect 2 Million Genomes

Five months after announcing its intentions to gather genome sequences from 2 million people, pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has selected geneticist David Goldstein...

Why Data Is the New Coal
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Why Data Is the New Coal

"Is data the new oil?" asked proponents of big data back in 2012 in Forbes magazine. By 2016, and the rise of big data's turbo-powered cousin deep learning, westated Fortune...

What Are the Big Tech Companies Lobbying For This Election?
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What Are the Big Tech Companies Lobbying For This Election?

When US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take the stage at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York, for their first formal, head-to-head...

Europe Proposes Copyright Reform to Help Scientists Mine Research Papers
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Europe Proposes Copyright Reform to Help Scientists Mine Research Papers

The European Commission has announced long-awaited plans to make it easier for researchers to harvest facts and data from research papers—by freeing the computer...

Google, Apple Are About to Face India's Security Demands
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Google, Apple Are About to Face India's Security Demands

India's relationship with the global tech industry has become increasingly fraught.

This Is How Sports Teams Choose Their Tech Gear
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This Is How Sports Teams Choose Their Tech Gear

Since at least the 1930s, according to baseball historians, Major League Baseball clubs have kept phones in their dugouts and bullpens.

We're Ahead of Schedule to Turn 'Star Trek' Tech into Reality
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We're Ahead of Schedule to Turn 'Star Trek' Tech into Reality

Most Star Trek stories from the vaunted franchise turning 50 this week take place in a distant future we're not likely to see.

How Spy Tech Firms Let Governments See Everything on a Smartphone
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How Spy Tech Firms Let Governments See Everything on a Smartphone

Want to invisibly spy on 10 iPhone owners without their knowledge? Gather their every keystroke, sound, message and location?
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