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This Top Scientist Offers a Solution for the Havoc Driverless Cars May Wreck on Workers
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This Top Scientist Offers a Solution for the Havoc Driverless Cars May Wreck on Workers

Proponents of autonomous vehicles are in a sticky situation.

New Encryption Technology Is Aiding Terrorists, Intelligence Director Says
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New Encryption Technology Is Aiding Terrorists, Intelligence Director Says

The Edward Snowden leaks have accelerated the sophistication of encryption technologies by "about seven years," Director of National Intelligence James Clapper...

Scott Aaronson Answers Every Ridiculously Big Question I Throw at Him
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Scott Aaronson Answers Every Ridiculously Big Question I Throw at Him

Scott Aaronson has one of the highest intelligence/pretension ratios I’ve ever encountered.

Q&A: Python Creator Guido van Rossum on How He Got His Start in Programming
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Q&A: Python Creator Guido van Rossum on How He Got His Start in Programming

Guido van Rossum, the creator of Python, tells of growing up, discovering computers in the Netherlands, creating one of the world's most popular programming languages...

Reinvent Yourself: The Playboy Interview with Ray Kurzweil
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Reinvent Yourself: The Playboy Interview with Ray Kurzweil

Many think author, inventor and data scientist Ray Kurzweil is a prophet for our digital age. A few say he's completely nuts.  

Why The FBI Director Puts Tape Over His Webcam
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Why The FBI Director Puts Tape Over His Webcam

FBI Director James Comey gave a speech this week about encryption and privacy, repeating his argument that "absolute privacy" hampers law enforcement. But it was...

The Man Selling Shovels in the Machine-Learning Gold Rush
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The Man Selling Shovels in the Machine-Learning Gold Rush

Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of the chipmaker Nvidia, is either very prescient or very lucky.

Why a Chatbot Creeped Out Microsoft's AI-Focused CEO
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Why a Chatbot Creeped Out Microsoft's AI-Focused CEO

In February, Microsoft Corp. Vice President Derrick Connell visited the Bing search team in Hyderabad, India, to oversee a Monday morning hackathon.

Linux at 25: Q&A With Linus Torvalds
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Linux at 25: Q&A With Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds created the original core of the Linux operating system in 1991 as a computer science student at the University of Helsinki in Finland.

Q&A: Supratik Guha
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Q&A: Supratik Guha

Supratik Guha, director for Argonne National Laboratory's Center for Nanoscale Materials and its Nanoscience & Technology Division, gives his perspective on where...

From Reagan's Cyber Plan to Apple Vs. FBI: 'Everything Is Up For Grabs'
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From Reagan's Cyber Plan to Apple Vs. FBI: 'Everything Is Up For Grabs'

The heated debate between the FBI and Apple over the encryption of the iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the two people who massacred 14 people in San Bernardino...

The Current State of Artificial Intelligence, According to Nvidia's CEO
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The Current State of Artificial Intelligence, According to Nvidia's CEO

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang weighs in on data centers, driverless cars, and deep learning technology.

Solving Silicon Valley's Gender Problem
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Solving Silicon Valley's Gender Problem

In an interview, former Stanford University Graduate School of Business doctoral students Julie Oberweis and Monica Leas discuss the genesis of a survey detailing...

Inside Apple CEO Tim Cook's Fight With the FBI
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Inside Apple CEO Tim Cook's Fight With the FBI


Cyberwar, Out of the Shadows
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Cyberwar, Out of the Shadows

A hacking attack on a Las Vegas hotel company. A power grid blackout in the Ukraine. A series of industrial accidents at an Iranian nuclear enrichment lab.

Head of British Intelligence Agency on Apple, Snowden, and Regrets
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Head of British Intelligence Agency on Apple, Snowden, and Regrets

Shortly after Robert Hannigan took over the British signals-intelligence agency GCHQ in 2014, he implored technology companies to do more to facilitate investigations...

Surprising Tips from a Super-Hacker
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Surprising Tips from a Super-Hacker

Virtually everyone in technology knows about Kevin Mitnick, who in the 1970s, '80s and '90s was a notorious fugitive hacker on the run from the FBI.

Europe's Antitrust Enforcer on Google, Apple and the Year Ahead
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Europe's Antitrust Enforcer on Google, Apple and the Year Ahead

Margrethe Vestager is already having a busy 2016.

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...
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