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Google Is Getting Pulled Into a Fight with Russia Over RT and Sputnik
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Google Is Getting Pulled Into a Fight with Russia Over RT and Sputnik

The Russian telecom regulator said Tuesday that it will retaliate against Google if the search giant lowers the search ranking of the Kremlin-backed news outlets...

Borders in the Cloud
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Borders in the Cloud

Amazon may well be one of the companies with the strongest data security in the world.

More Than 480 Web Firms Record 'Every Keystroke'
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More Than 480 Web Firms Record 'Every Keystroke'

The technique—known as session replay—is used by companies to gain an understanding of how customers use websites.

Mark Zuckerberg Is No Longer King of Social. Meet 'Pony' Ma
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Mark Zuckerberg Is No Longer King of Social. Meet 'Pony' Ma

He's one of China's richest men—THE richest, according to some rankings—with a net worth of roughly $42 billion.

As Silicon Valley Gets 'Crazy,' Midwest Beckons Tech Investors
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As Silicon Valley Gets 'Crazy,' Midwest Beckons Tech Investors

They seem an odd couple. J. D. Vance, author of "Hillbilly Elegy," his best-selling memoir of growing up in the postindustrial Midwest and his journey of escape...

Giant Telescope's Mobile-Phone 'Dead Zones' Rile South African Residents
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Giant Telescope's Mobile-Phone 'Dead Zones' Rile South African Residents

A map showing how mobile-phone use might be restricted because of a giant radio telescope in South Africa has angered people who will live near the instrument—deepening...

Q&A: The Ethics of Using Brain Implants to Upgrade Yourself
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Q&A: The Ethics of Using Brain Implants to Upgrade Yourself

Neurotechnology is one of the hottest areas of engineering, and the technological achievements sound miraculous: Paralyzed people have controlled robotic limbs and ...

Survey of Bug Bounty Hunters Shows Who Pans for Pwns
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Survey of Bug Bounty Hunters Shows Who Pans for Pwns

Asking the crowd for help in fixing security problems is going mainstream.

Bill to Get More Veterans Into STEM Fields Headed to House Floor
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Bill to Get More Veterans Into STEM Fields Headed to House Floor

U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn's, R-Fla., proposal to usher more veterans into STEM fields is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.

How 'Self-Driving' Trucks Connected the Australian Outback
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How 'Self-Driving' Trucks Connected the Australian Outback

The trucks that roam the highways of the Australian outback are a lot bigger than the average 18-wheeler.

Meet the Winners of the Biggest Ever Face-Recognition Challenge
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Meet the Winners of the Biggest Ever Face-Recognition Challenge

The results are in from the biggest computer face-recognition contest to date.

The Computer Scientist Who Prefers Paper
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The Computer Scientist Who Prefers Paper

For years, Barbara Simons was the loneliest of Cassandras—a technologist who feared what technology had wrought. Her cause was voting: Specifically, she believed...

AI Robots Must Not Have 'Life And Death Powers'
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AI Robots Must Not Have 'Life And Death Powers'

Hundreds of artificial intelligence (AI) experts have called on governments to ban weaponized robots capable of autonomously deciding whether people live or die...

Andrew Ng Wants a New 'New Deal' to Combat Job Automation
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Andrew Ng Wants a New 'New Deal' to Combat Job Automation

Andrew Ng, formerly the head of AI for Chinese search giant Baidu and, before that, creator of Google's deep-learning Brain project, knows as well as anyone that...

Computer Science, Philosophy Join Forces on Ethics and Technology
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Computer Science, Philosophy Join Forces on Ethics and Technology

Six computer science courses at Harvard this fall are co-taught by professors or teaching fellows from the Philosophy department as part of an initiative that seeks...

China's Technology Ambitions Could Upset the Global Trade Order
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China's Technology Ambitions Could Upset the Global Trade Order

When President Trump arrives in Beijing on Wednesday, he will most likely complain about traditional areas of dispute like steel and cars.

Big Brother Isn't Just Watching: Workplace Surveillance Can Track Your Every Move
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Big Brother Isn't Just Watching: Workplace Surveillance Can Track Your Every Move

How can an employer make sure its remote workers aren't slacking off? In the case of talent management company Crossover, the answer is to take photos of them every...

Members of Congress Want You to Hack the US Election Voting System
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Members of Congress Want You to Hack the US Election Voting System

This summer, DefCon's "Voting Machine Hacking Village" turned up a host of US election vulnerabilities (PDF). Now, imagine a more mainstream national hacking event...

Eugenics 2.0: We're at the Dawn of Choosing Embryos by Health, Height, and More
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Eugenics 2.0: We're at the Dawn of Choosing Embryos by Health, Height, and More

Nathan Treff was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 24. It's a disease that runs in families, but it has complex causes. More than one gene is involved. And the...

Real Security Requires Strong Encryption–Even If Investigators Get Blocked
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Real Security Requires Strong Encryption–Even If Investigators Get Blocked

The FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice have been fighting against easy, widespread public access to encryption technologies for 25 years.
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