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Hacker Knows Best: Privacy Tips from Kevin Mitnick
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Hacker Knows Best: Privacy Tips from Kevin Mitnick

Kevin Mitnick knows all the ways your privacy could be violated through your phone, computer and tablet.

Orwell Was Right: Oliver Stone on What Makes Snowden Exciting
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Orwell Was Right: Oliver Stone on What Makes Snowden Exciting

Oliver Stone wants you to know he's not an activist.

Snowden: 'I Never Thought I'd Be Saved' After NSA Leaks
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Snowden: 'I Never Thought I'd Be Saved' After NSA Leaks

When Edward Snowden leaked highly classified secrets about government spying, he changed the way the world thinks of cybersecurity.

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.

Google on EU Troubles: 'We Don't Always Get It Right'
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Google on EU Troubles: 'We Don't Always Get It Right'

Google is in hot water in Europe, and its head of European operations is trying to cool things off.

HBO's John Oliver Hits Snowden Hard on NSA Leaks
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HBO's John Oliver Hits Snowden Hard on NSA Leaks

Edward Snowden and an unlikely interviewer squared-off on HBO over the leaks that exposed the National Security Agency's extensive surveillance programs.

Hacker Mitnick Has a Plan to Help You Stay Safe Online
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Hacker Mitnick Has a Plan to Help You Stay Safe Online

Even famed hacker Kevin Mitnick—labeled a "computer terrorist" by the FBI in the '90s—worries about getting hacked.

Oculus Rift 'Fantastic' But Won't Replace Movies, Says 'Minority Report' FX Guru
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Oculus Rift 'Fantastic' But Won't Replace Movies, Says 'Minority Report' FX Guru

Oculus Rift is "fantastic" but virtual reality won't replace movies just yet, according to two legends of special effects.

Vimeo Tech Chief Takes on 'Terrifying' Online Video Challenges
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Vimeo Tech Chief Takes on 'Terrifying' Online Video Challenges

Think online video is old hat? Think again.

Intel Meets its 'Makers,' with Chips for DIY Set and the Firms They'll Found
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Intel Meets its 'Makers,' with Chips for DIY Set and the Firms They'll Found

Intel's Edison chip has been launched in a rocket, floated in a weather balloon, fitted into a futuristic light-emitting dress and used to power a dancing robot...

Virtual Reality Is More Than Just Video Games for Palmer Luckey
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Virtual Reality Is More Than Just Video Games for Palmer Luckey

Palmer Luckey is on top of the world.

The History of the Predator, the Drone that Changed the World
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The History of the Predator, the Drone that Changed the World

These days, the word drone is used to refer to just about any kind of remote-controlled, unmanned aircraft.

ARM Tries to Spread Its Chips to Forests, Felds, and Factories
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ARM Tries to Spread Its Chips to Forests, Felds, and Factories

Forest fire on the way? Building stress getting too high? Farmland too moist?

Stephen Hawking: AI Could Be a 'Real Danger'
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Stephen Hawking: AI Could Be a 'Real Danger'

I don't want to frighten you.

Getting Everyday Objects to Think
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Getting Everyday Objects to Think

If the so-called Internet of Things ever becomes one of those proverbial next big things in technology, Thomas Lee, a card-carrying member of the cohort of big...

Steve Matteson: Fonts in the Time of Wearables
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Steve Matteson: Fonts in the Time of Wearables

As gadgets get smaller, and mobile manufacturers find new ways to shrink their devices to fit on a user's wrist, people like Steve Matteson are focused on keeping...

Q&A: How Amazon Thinks It Can Get You to Hit 'Buy' In 2 Seconds or Less
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Q&A: How Amazon Thinks It Can Get You to Hit 'Buy' In 2 Seconds or Less

Sam Hall, Amazon's vice president of Mobile, talks about speeding up the purchase process in the name of getting users to buy things as quickly as possible.

ICANN CEO Sets Off Explosion of New Internet Names
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ICANN CEO Sets Off Explosion of New Internet Names

Starting next week, the Internet is going to look very different—and ICANN Chief Executive Fadi Chehade is the one who'll get both the credit and the blame.

Saving the Net from the Surveillance State: Glenn Greenwald Speaks Up
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Saving the Net from the Surveillance State: Glenn Greenwald Speaks Up

Big Brother may be watching you. But Glenn Greenwald is watching Big Brother.

Markus 'Notch' Persson: The Mind Behind Minecraft
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Markus 'Notch' Persson: The Mind Behind Minecraft

Markus Persson, known also by the online handle "Notch," is an indie game success story like no other.
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