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Here are EFF's Most Influential Cases from Its First 25 Years
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Here are EFF's Most Influential Cases from Its First 25 Years

On Friday, July 10, the Electronic Frontier Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Passing Pluto
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Passing Pluto

Soon after the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto, at 7:49 A.M. on Tuesday—seventy-two seconds ahead of schedule, after a nine-and-a-half...

 How Worried Should You Be About Artificial Intelligence?
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How Worried Should You Be About Artificial Intelligence?

Intelligent machines come in myriad forms, so which ones pose a danger to us, and how likely are they to actually happen?

The Reality of Cyberwar
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The Reality of Cyberwar

When a series of technical glitches hit companies that ranged from United to the New York Stock Exchange this week, suspicions immediately ran to a cyber attack...

The Social Security Number's Insecurities
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The Social Security Number's Insecurities

In both the Anthem insurance hack and the two Office of Personnel Management hacks this year, attackers gained access to Social Security numbers, affecting 80 million...

The Rise of the New Crypto War
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The Rise of the New Crypto War

James B. Comey, Jr., the seventh director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is afraid of the dark.

Here Are the 12 Most Influential Programmers Working Today
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Here Are the 12 Most Influential Programmers Working Today

The apps and games you use every day don't exist in a vacuum—someone, somewhere, wrote the code.

Encryption, Public Safety, and 'Going Dark'
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Encryption, Public Safety, and 'Going Dark'

I am worried we are talking past each other with respect to "Going Dark," so let me try to frame it in a way that I hope is fair-minded and provides a basis for...

The DARPA Robotics Challenge Was A Bust
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The DARPA Robotics Challenge Was A Bust

It's been close to a month since the DARPA Robotics Challenge wrapped up. That's time enough to face facts. The biggest and most well-funded international robotics...

The Very Best Ideas for Preventing Artificial Intelligence from Wrecking the Planet
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The Very Best Ideas for Preventing Artificial Intelligence from Wrecking the Planet

The Boston-based Future of Life Institute, backed by a $10 million donation from Elon Musk, recently announced its list of 37 winners of research grants in the....

Leap Motion's Augmented-Reality Computing Looks Stupid Cool
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Leap Motion's Augmented-Reality Computing Looks Stupid Cool

We have a habit of filling new technologies with old ideas.

Meet Our Future RoboSimian Heroes
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Meet Our Future RoboSimian Heroes

Not all robots are built for war and destruction.

Is Star Trek Tech Possible?
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Is Star Trek Tech Possible?

My friend Veronica Belmont is pretty cool. Nerd, writer, TV host… and now she’s doing an online video series with Engadget called "Dear Veronica," where she answers...

Failure of New U.S. Weapons Systems May Be More Than Science Fiction
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Failure of New U.S. Weapons Systems May Be More Than Science Fiction

A war between China and America is a favorite subject of armchair military analysts. Why would it happen? How would it play out?

Calculating Pluto's Mass With Snapshots From New Horizons
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Calculating Pluto's Mass With Snapshots From New Horizons

As the New Horizons spacecraft is approaching Pluto, it's getting some great shots.

Stephen Hawking Asks a Big Question of Mark Zuckerberg
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Stephen Hawking Asks a Big Question of Mark Zuckerberg

Stephen Hawking woke up Tuesday morning and immediately summoned his handlers.

Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling
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Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling

It is such an exciting time to be a filmmaker.

We Should Drop the Leap Second Before It Causes Real Damage
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We Should Drop the Leap Second Before It Causes Real Damage

The latest leap second couldn’t have come at a worse time.

How to Write About World War III
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How to Write About World War III

One of us first fought World War III from the backseat of a station wagon headed toward Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For the other, it was at an island cabin on...

Sean Parker: Philanthropy for Hackers
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Sean Parker: Philanthropy for Hackers

In the past several decades, there has been a monumental shift in the distribution of wealth on the planet.
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