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The Inside Story of Tor, the Best Internet Anonymity Tool the Government Ever Built
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The Inside Story of Tor, the Best Internet Anonymity Tool the Government Ever Built

Last year, Edward Snowden turned over to the Guardian, a British newspaper, some 58,000 classified U.S. government documents.

The Bitcoin-Mining Arms Race Heats Up
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The Bitcoin-Mining Arms Race Heats Up

Joel Flickinger's two-bedroom home in the hills above Oakland, Calif., hums with custom-built computing gear.

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North Dakota Pitches Itself As a ­topia For Drones

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration named six sites dedicated to the research and testing of unmanned aerial systems, or drones.

When Apple and Samsung Fight, the Lawyers Win
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When Apple and Samsung Fight, the Lawyers Win

Pity the lawyers—except for those who practice intellectual property law.

The Rise and Fall of Blackberry: An Oral History
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The Rise and Fall of Blackberry: An Oral History

In 1984, Mike Lazaridis, an engineering student at the University of Waterloo, and Douglas Fregin, an engineering student at the University of Windsor, founded...

Charlie Rose Talks to Nathan Myhrvold
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Charlie Rose Talks to Nathan Myhrvold

You worked for years at Microsoft, where things now look uncertain.

Why Steven Sinofsky Really Left Microsoft
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Why Steven Sinofsky Really Left Microsoft

About every six weeks, a small group of Microsoft executives gathers at a Seattle restaurant to talk strategy.

The False Promise of Classroom Technology
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The False Promise of Classroom Technology

The cover story of Life magazine on Oct. 16 was "U.S. Schools: They Face a Crisis."

University of Waterloo: Silicon Valley's Canadian Feeder School
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University of Waterloo: Silicon Valley's Canadian Feeder School

Recent engineering graduate Mike McCauley is living the dream.

The Exciting $3 Trillion Promise of Open Data
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The Exciting $3 Trillion Promise of Open Data

The world is awash in data that's in the public domain but mostly goes to waste.

Hiring in the Age of Big Data
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Hiring in the Age of Big Data

Wasabi Waiter looks a lot like hundreds of other simple online games.

The New Digital Playbook For Learning Mandarin Chinese
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The New Digital Playbook For Learning Mandarin Chinese

David Moser, the academic director at CET Beijing Chinese Studies, remembers the bad old days of Mandarin-learning methodology in the 1980s and 1990s.

How BlackBerry Finally Found Its Buyer
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How BlackBerry Finally Found Its Buyer

The BlackBerry melodrama may finally be coming to a close.

Nsa Surveillance Makes For Strange Bedfellows
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Nsa Surveillance Makes For Strange Bedfellows

The controversy over U.S. government surveillance has produced a king-size collection of strange bedfellows. Beneath the covers one finds both amusing ironies and...

Vending Machines Get Smart to Accommodate the Cashless
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Vending Machines Get Smart to Accommodate the Cashless

More than 40 percent of U.S. adults say they can go a week without paying for something with cash, according to a survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports last year...

How Big Data Could Help Identify the Next Felon—or Blame the Wrong Guy
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How Big Data Could Help Identify the Next Felon—or Blame the Wrong Guy

Think of it as big data meets "Minority Report."

Miscreants of the Internet Love to Torture Brian Krebs
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Miscreants of the Internet Love to Torture Brian Krebs

What is Brian Krebs?

Onstar, Garmin Try to Keep Pace With Waze, Other Free Navigation Apps
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Onstar, Garmin Try to Keep Pace With Waze, Other Free Navigation Apps

When Tim Nixon’s sons want to figure out how to get somewhere in their cars, they turn their iPhones sideways, attach them to their windshields with a suction cup...

Makerbot Sells Out to 3D Printing's Old Guard For $403 Million
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Makerbot Sells Out to 3D Printing's Old Guard For $403 Million

The 3D printing industry turned downright frothy Wednesday as Stratasys agreed to acquire the startup MakerBot for about $403 million.

The Tech Company Lawyers Who Stand Between You and Government Snoops
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The Tech Company Lawyers Who Stand Between You and Government Snoops

The in-house legal teams at Silicon Valley companies are usually associated with intellectual property disputes, anti-trade spats, and the maneuvering around initial...
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