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College Students Learning COBOL Make More Money
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College Students Learning COBOL Make More Money

Yes, you read the title of this column correctly.

Q&A: John Durant and David Kaiser on Spurring Public Interest in Science
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Q&A: John Durant and David Kaiser on Spurring Public Interest in Science

John Durant, director of the MIT Museum, and David Kaiser, director of MIT's Program in Science, Technology, and Society, discuss the best ways to get the general...

Julian Assange on Snowden, Disliking Google, and His 'Inevitable' Freedom
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Julian Assange on Snowden, Disliking Google, and His 'Inevitable' Freedom

It would be too much to say that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange feels optimistic.

NSA Chief on Tech-Savvy Islamic State: 'I'm Watching'
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NSA Chief on Tech-Savvy Islamic State: 'I'm Watching'

While U.S. military leaders appeared before Congress to outline their strategy to fight Islamic State militants on the battlefield, the National Security Agency...

The Sci-Fi Optimist
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The Sci-Fi Optimist

Best-selling science-fiction writer Neal Stephenson's works cover everything from cryptography to Sumerian mythology.

The Man Who Will Build Google's Elusive Quantum Computer
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The Man Who Will Build Google's Elusive Quantum Computer

John Martinis is one of the world's foremost experts on quantum computing, a growing field of science that aims to process information at super high speeds using...

Scala Founder: Language Due for 'Fundamental Rethink'
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Scala Founder: Language Due for 'Fundamental Rethink'

Scala programming language designer Martin Odersky says he sees the industry in the midst of a paradigm shift, and Scala is leading the move toward a new balance...

Why Government Researchers Think We May Be Living in a 2D Hologram
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Why Government Researchers Think We May Be Living in a 2D Hologram

Operating with cutting-edge technology out of a trailer in rural Illinois, government researchers have started on a set of experiments that they say will help them...

The Defenders of Anonymity on the Internet
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The Defenders of Anonymity on the Internet

You may not realise it, but every time you open up your laptop or switch on your phone, you are at the heart of one of the greatest battles now taking place in...

Why Do We Blindly Sign Terms of Service Agreements?
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Why Do We Blindly Sign Terms of Service Agreements?

Audie Cornish talks with University of Chicago Law School professor Omri Ben-Shahar about terms of service agreements for software and websites.

Why You Shouldn't Be Freaked Out By What Marketers Know About You
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Why You Shouldn't Be Freaked Out By What Marketers Know About You

Becky Burr, chief privacy officer of Neustart,  discusses the company's privacy-by-design policy, public misconceptions about data collection, and what she does...

Roots of a High-Tech Revolution
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Roots of a High-Tech Revolution

Chuck Hull, 75, is co-founder and chief technology officer of 3D Systems. He is the inventor of the 3-D printer, which recently celebrated its 31st anniversary.

Q&A: Finding Themes
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Q&A: Finding Themes

ACM-Infosys Foundation Award recipient David Blei recalls the origins of his famous topic model, its extensions, and its uses in areas that continue to amaze him...

Tor Project's Struggle to Keep the Dark Net in the Shadows
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Tor Project's Struggle to Keep the Dark Net in the Shadows

The BBC has interviewed Andrew Lewman, executive director of the Tor Project.

Cryptography Expert Says, 'PGP Encryption is Fundamentally Broken, Time for PGP to Die'
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Cryptography Expert Says, 'PGP Encryption is Fundamentally Broken, Time for PGP to Die'

A Senior cryptography expert has claimed multiple issues with PGP email encryption—an open source end-to-end encryption to secure email.

Stroustrup: Why the 35-Year-Old C++ Still Dominates 'Real' Dev
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Stroustrup: Why the 35-Year-Old C++ Still Dominates 'Real' Dev

C++ designer Bjarne Stroustrup says the programming language remains vital and relevant 35 years after he first designed it because of its ability to handle complexity...

The Engineer of the Original Apple Mouse Talks About His Remarkable Career
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The Engineer of the Original Apple Mouse Talks About His Remarkable Career

Jim Yurchenco was responsible for squeezing the guts inside the impossibly slim Palm V.

Former NSA Deputy Director John C. Inglis
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Former NSA Deputy Director John C. Inglis

More than a year after ex-National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden began leaking details of the agency's electronic surveillance programs, questions remain...

OkCupid's Co-Founder on Experiments, Data Science and the Myth of the 'Unicorn'
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OkCupid's Co-Founder on Experiments, Data Science and the Myth of the 'Unicorn'

Christian Rudder, co-founder and president of the IAC/InterActiveCorp.'s OkCupid, caused a stir recently when he responded to Facebook's news feed controversy with...
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