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Building an Earth-Size Telescope, 1 Station at a Time
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Building an Earth-Size Telescope, 1 Station at a Time

Imagine a trio of aerobatic aircraft. Over the years they've gotten very good at their routine. But they want to add another five or six or seven members.

Why the Entire Premise of Tor-Enabled Routers Is Ridiculous
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Why the Entire Premise of Tor-Enabled Routers Is Ridiculous

Ars recently reviewed two "Tor routers," devices that are supposed to improve your privacy by routing all traffic through the Tor anonymity network. Although the...

The FBI's Stance on Encrypted Communications
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The FBI's Stance on Encrypted Communications

Imagine an America where federal, state, and municipal law enforcement agencies cannot access critical communications, even when legally authorized to do so.

Should Law Enforcement Have the Ability to Access Encrypted Communications?
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Should Law Enforcement Have the Ability to Access Encrypted Communications?

People's distress over the privacy of their communications has never been more acute. Whether the fear is over U.S. surveillance or breaches by hackers of unknown...

Managing Your Digital Life
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Managing Your Digital Life

Everyone should be able to manage their personal data with a personal information management system.

Oracle v. Google
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Oracle v. Google: A High-Stakes Legal Fight for the Software Industry

Copyrighting APIs threatens significant harm to both consumers and the software industry.

What Are We Doing When We Teach Computing in Schools?
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What Are We Doing When We Teach Computing in Schools?

Research on the cognitive, educational, and policy dimensions of teaching computing is critical to achieving "computer literacy."

Life of IP
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Life of IP

Seeking to balance intellectual property protection with incentives for investment in innovation.

Honoring Technology's Power Couple: Moore's Law and the Network Effect
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Honoring Technology's Power Couple: Moore's Law and the Network Effect

Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law, which I believe to be one of the most important business theorems of the last century.

New Laws for New Threats Like Drones and Bioterrorism
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New Laws for New Threats Like Drones and Bioterrorism

You walk into your shower and see a spider.

As Moore's Law Turns 50, What Does the Future Hold for the Transistor?
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As Moore's Law Turns 50, What Does the Future Hold for the Transistor?

"The future of integrated electronics is the future of electronics itself."

Google's Search Updated Will Remake the Web in Its Own Image
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Google's Search Updated Will Remake the Web in Its Own Image

Some people are calling it Mobilegeddon.

Fateful Phone Call Spawned Moore's Law
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Fateful Phone Call Spawned Moore's Law

In their new book, Moore's Law: The Life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley's Quiet Revolutionary, authors Arnold Thackray, David C. Brock and Rachel Jones chronicle...

Top 10 Hubble Images
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Top 10 Hubble Images

As the famous telescope turns 25, scientists who worked on the project choose their favourite pictures. 

The New Spam: Interactive Robo-Calls from the Cloud as Cheap as E-mail
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The New Spam: Interactive Robo-Calls from the Cloud as Cheap as E-mail

It was the middle of the day, and my cell phone rang with a local number I didn't recognize.

Case Against Google May Be Undercut by Rapid Shifts in Tech
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Case Against Google May Be Undercut by Rapid Shifts in Tech

The antitrust case against Google filed by European Union regulators on Wednesday will inevitably draw comparisons to the long-running prosecution of Microsoft,...

Snowden's 'Sexy Margaret Thatcher' Password Isn't So Secure
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Snowden's 'Sexy Margaret Thatcher' Password Isn't So Secure

Edward Snowden appears to have a thing for the late British conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher. And his obsession may even be clouding his famously paranoid...

10 Images that Explain the Incredible Power of Moore's Law
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10 Images that Explain the Incredible Power of Moore's Law

Moore's Law, which states that the number of transistors per integrated circuit will double approximately every 18–24 months, has become the defining metaphor of...

Meet the Bots
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Meet the Bots

The day that science fiction writers have feared for so long has finally come—the machines have risen up.
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