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Former Nsa Chief: Nsa and ­.s. Cyber Command Are Now 'indistinguishable'
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Former Nsa Chief: Nsa and ­.s. Cyber Command Are Now 'indistinguishable'

The public's trust in government has been battered by repeated abuses of power, but it's not the NSA's fault.

Here's Why the Feds Didn't Have More Skilled Programmers For Healthcare.gov
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Here's Why the Feds Didn't Have More Skilled Programmers For Healthcare.gov

HealthCare.gov, the Web site at the center of President Obama's federal health insurance exchange, has been plagued with problems since it opened for business Oct...

Here's Why Cops Should Be Required to Wear a Lapel Camera While on Duty
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Here's Why Cops Should Be Required to Wear a Lapel Camera While on Duty

Police officers in Rialto, Calif., carry cameras to record their every action while on duty.

Large Patent Holders Hate This Reform Proposal. That’s a Good Sign.
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Large Patent Holders Hate This Reform Proposal. That’s a Good Sign.

The fight over patent reform has turned into a two-front war.

The Skies. The Limits.
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The Skies. The Limits.

Long ago, in a dreamier era, space stations were imagined as portals to the heavens.

As Demand For Big Data Analysts Grows, Schools Rush to Graduate Students with Necessary Skills
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As Demand For Big Data Analysts Grows, Schools Rush to Graduate Students with Necessary Skills

Two or three of the students recently completed undergraduate degrees in finance or economics. Others hail from backgrounds in information technology or marketing...

The Nsa Sponsors 'cyber Operations' Training at ­niversities. Here's What Students Learn.
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The Nsa Sponsors 'cyber Operations' Training at ­niversities. Here's What Students Learn.

Last week, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh became one of the latest—and most prestigious—schools to partner with the National Security Agency on a program...

Here's How One Hacker Is Waging War on the Syrian Government
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Here's How One Hacker Is Waging War on the Syrian Government

As President Obama weighed U.S. air strikes in Syria this week, a lone American hacker was waging his own attack on the Syrian government.

Linkedin Connects Big Data, Human Resources
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Linkedin Connects Big Data, Human Resources

Every second, more than two more people join LinkedIn's network of 238 million members.

Nsa Growth Fueled By Need to Target Terrorists
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Nsa Growth Fueled By Need to Target Terrorists

Twelve years later, the cranes and earthmovers around the National Security Agency are still at work, tearing up pavement and uprooting trees to make room for a...

Astronomer Uses Kepler Telescope's Data in Hunt For Spacecraft from Other Worlds
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Astronomer Uses Kepler Telescope's Data in Hunt For Spacecraft from Other Worlds

In the field of planet hunting, Geoff Marcy is a star. After all, the astronomer at the University of California at Berkeley found nearly three-quarters of the...

Adobe's Subscription Model and the Future of Software
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Adobe's Subscription Model and the Future of Software

Those waiting to grab the next Adobe Creative Suite may be disappointed—there won't be anything for you to pick up.

Linguists Identify 15,000-Year-Old 'ultraconserved Words'
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Linguists Identify 15,000-Year-Old 'ultraconserved Words'

You, hear me! Give this fire to that old man. Pull the black worm off the bark and give it to the mother. And no spitting in the ashes!

Can Silicon Valley Re-Invent Customer Service?
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Can Silicon Valley Re-Invent Customer Service?

Think about all the online customer service innovations of the past few years, and the first example that probably comes to mind is the dedicated customer service...

Immigration and the Knowledge Economy
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Immigration and the Knowledge Economy

Earlier this year I started teaching a class on entrepreneurship at an after-school program in my community.

U.s. Cybersecurity Policy Draws Interest from Companies, Lobbyists
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U.s. Cybersecurity Policy Draws Interest from Companies, Lobbyists

The determination by Congress and President Obama to protect networks of critical U.S. industries from hackers and cyberspies is creating an explosive growth opportunity—for...

New Video Games Mirror Debates About Data Privacy, Hacking
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New Video Games Mirror Debates About Data Privacy, Hacking

A man shuffles down the street, phone in hand.

Google Asks: How Much Is Mapping Worth?
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Google Asks: How Much Is Mapping Worth?

How much has mapping software changed your life?

Pentagon to Boost Cybersecurity Force
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Pentagon to Boost Cybersecurity Force

The Pentagon has approved plans to expand its cybersecurity force more than fivefold to protect the U.S.'s critical computer systems and conduct offensive computer...

Banks Seek Nsa Help Amid Attacks on Their Computer Systems
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Banks Seek Nsa Help Amid Attacks on Their Computer Systems

Major U.S. banks have turned to the National Security Agency for help protecting their computer systems after a barrage of assaults that have disrupted their Web...
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