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EBay's Security Chief Cites Evolving Cyberthreats
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EBay's Security Chief Cites Evolving Cyberthreats

It seems there's nowhere to hide these days from cyberattacks.

How the Country's Top Privacy Cop Is Trying to Protect Consumers in the Digital Age
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How the Country's Top Privacy Cop Is Trying to Protect Consumers in the Digital Age

As the digital economy has exploded, tech companies are collecting untold amounts of data on everyday Americans.

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.

Infiltrating 'The Dark Net,' Where Criminals, Trolls, and Extremists Reign
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Infiltrating 'The Dark Net,' Where Criminals, Trolls, and Extremists Reign

There's a side to the Internet most people have never visited.

Should Google Be Forced to Offer Privacy Apps? EU Fight Offers Test
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Should Google Be Forced to Offer Privacy Apps? EU Fight Offers Test

Disconnect, which makes an ad-blocking app, filed an EU antitrust complaint against Google.

Behind the Downfall at BlackBerry
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Behind the Downfall at BlackBerry

Ever since Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis stepped down as co-chairmen and co-chief executives of BlackBerry, neither has spoken much in public about the once-dominant...

Attention White-Collar Workers: The Robots Are Coming for Your Jobs
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Attention White-Collar Workers: The Robots Are Coming for Your Jobs

From the self-checkout aisle of the grocery store to the sports section of the newspaper, robots and computer software are increasingly taking the place of humans...

CRISPR Germline Engineering—The Community Speaks
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CRISPR Germline Engineering—The Community Speaks

With the first papers appearing in the literature that describe CRISPR-Cas9 engineering of human reproductive cells, are we at a new Asilomar moment?

Google's Vint Cerf Warns Against Fragmentation of Internet
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Google's Vint Cerf Warns Against Fragmentation of Internet

Internet pioneer Vinton G. Cerf warned Thursday that political and technological forces threaten universal access and integrity, which he described as the foundation...

Intel's Gordon Moore Speculates on the Future of Tech and the End of Moore's Law
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Intel's Gordon Moore Speculates on the Future of Tech and the End of Moore's Law

Gordon Moore appeared in person to talk about the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law, the prediction that he made that has fueled the tech industry and driven the...

Does Artificial Intelligence Pose a Threat?
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Does Artificial Intelligence Pose a Threat?

After decades as a sci-fi staple, artificial intelligence has leapt into the mainstream.

The Void's Creator Details His Vision for Unleashing Virtual Reality's Full Potential
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The Void's Creator Details His Vision for Unleashing Virtual Reality's Full Potential

In a 60-by-60-foot room in Salt Lake City, Ken Bretschneider is taking virtual reality experiences to another level.

Concerns of an Artificial Intelligence Pioneer
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Concerns of an Artificial Intelligence Pioneer

In January, the British-American computer scientist Stuart Russell drafted and became the first signatory of an open letter calling for researchers to look beyond...

40 Busy Years Later, a Microsoft Founder Considers His Creation
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40 Busy Years Later, a Microsoft Founder Considers His Creation

Looking at Microsoft’s sprawling product line and 118,000 or so employees, it’s easy to forget that the company started with one modest product made by two ambitious...

Mercury Mission Set to End with Dramatic Crash
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Mercury Mission Set to End with Dramatic Crash

On 30 April, after more than four years in orbit around Mercury, NASA's MESSENGER probe will plunge to its doom.

Considering 'the Philosophy of the Web'
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Considering 'the Philosophy of the Web'

We associate technology with the shiny and new. But humans have been using technology to change the environment and themselves since at least the lower Paleolithic...

3 Questions on Killer Robots
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3 Questions on Killer Robots

Delegates to the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons are meeting this week in Geneva to discuss fully autonomous weapons—machines that could...

Moore's Law Will Bring Emotional Machines—SoftBank CEO
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Moore's Law Will Bring Emotional Machines—SoftBank CEO

Humans will face their biggest test when computers surpass human intellectual capabilities, according to Masayoshi Son, the billionaire founder and CEO of SoftBank...

Moore's Law Hits 50, but It May Not See 60
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Moore's Law Hits 50, but It May Not See 60

Moore's Law turns 50 years old this Sunday. It may not make it to 60.

Putting Technology in Its Place
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Putting Technology in Its Place

Kentaro Toyama calls himself "a recovering technoholic"—someone who once was "addicted to a technological way of solving problems."
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