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The Father of the Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through a 'Black Mirror'
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The Father of the Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through a 'Black Mirror'

In 1984, two men were thinking a lot about the Internet. One of them invented it. The other is an artist who would see its impact on society with uncanny prescience...

Rise of the Data Protection Officer, the Hottest Tech Ticket in Town
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Rise of the Data Protection Officer, the Hottest Tech Ticket in Town

They may not have the cachet of entrepreneurs, or geek chic of developers, but data protection officers are suddenly the hottest properties in technology.

FBI Director Warns Huawei Phones Pose Spy Threat
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FBI Director Warns Huawei Phones Pose Spy Threat

The head of the FBI has warned that the Chinese government may be spying on U.S. citizens who use smartphones made by Huawei.

Kelli Ward Touts Endorsement from Fake-News Site
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Kelli Ward Touts Endorsement from Fake-News Site

It looked as if Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward had scored a big endorsement: On Oct. 28, she posted a link on her campaign website and blasted out a Facebook...

Inside the Two Years that Shook Facebook, and the World
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Inside the Two Years that Shook Facebook, and the World

One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook's employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks.

Using Technology to Detect Hidden Threats
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Using Technology to Detect Hidden Threats

Researchers at the University of Delaware are creating an augmented reality system that will use traditional cameras, thermal infrared sensing, and ground penetrating...

Mourning John Perry Barlow, the Bard of the Internet
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Mourning John Perry Barlow, the Bard of the Internet

When I first met John Perry Barlow, we became instant soulmates. While that sentence is true for me, it also applies to probably 10,000 other people.

Inside North Korea's Hacker Army
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Inside North Korea's Hacker Army

In most respects, Jong Hyok looks like any other middle-aged male tech worker you might see on the skyscraper-shadowed streets of Seoul's Gangnam district: smartphone...

From Drones to Dredgers: Stop China's Top Tech Falling Into Foreign Hands, Military Warns
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From Drones to Dredgers: Stop China's Top Tech Falling Into Foreign Hands, Military Warns

China's military has raised the alarm about the country's cutting-edge tech falling into foreign hands—as Beijing continues to come under fire from the West for...

The Follower Factory
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The Follower Factory

The real Jessica Rychly is a Minnesota teenager with a broad smile and wavy hair. She likes reading and the rapper Post Malone.

5 Ways Election Interference Could (and Probably Will) Worsen in 2018 and Beyond
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5 Ways Election Interference Could (and Probably Will) Worsen in 2018 and Beyond

If you thought 2016 was bad, just wait for the sequel.

The Dnc's New Chief Security Officer Knows All About Crisis
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The Dnc's New Chief Security Officer Knows All About Crisis

The Democratic National Committee has hired Bob Lord, most recently Yahoo's head of information security, to be its chief security officer—a brand new position,...

Corporate Cultural Issues Hold Back Secure Software Development
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Corporate Cultural Issues Hold Back Secure Software Development

Existing corporate culture and lack of skills are cited by 58 percent of respondents to a survey of over 1,200 IT leaders as hurdles to being able to embed security...

Bug Bounty Hackers Make More Money Than Average Salaries, Report Finds
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Bug Bounty Hackers Make More Money Than Average Salaries, Report Finds

Individuals who participate in bug bounty programs earn on average 2.7 times more than the median salary of a software engineer in their home country, according...

Security at the Speed of Life
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Security at the Speed of Life

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is developing a millimeter wave imager that will screen crowds entering subways, train...

How a 22-Year-Old Discovered the Worst Chip Flaws in History
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How a 22-Year-Old Discovered the Worst Chip Flaws in History

In 2013, a teenager named Jann Horn attended a reception in Berlin hosted by Chancellor Angela Merkel. He and 64 other young Germans had done well in a government...

Maersk, IBM to Llaunch Blockchain-Based Platform For Global Trade
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Maersk, IBM to Llaunch Blockchain-Based Platform For Global Trade

The world's largest container shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk is teaming up with IBM to create an industry-wide trading platform it says can speed up trade and...

Some Chinese Apple Users Warned By Firm on Dodging New Data Law
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Some Chinese Apple Users Warned By Firm on Dodging New Data Law

Some Chinese users of Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) products who have created Apple IDs overseas to circumvent a new law that requires their personal data to be stored within...

Inside the Lab Where Amazon's Alexa Takes Over The World
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Inside the Lab Where Amazon's Alexa Takes Over The World

When it first launched in 2014, Amazon's Alexa voice assistant was little more than an experiment.

8 Overly Confident, Mostly Pessimistic Predictions About Tech in 2018
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8 Overly Confident, Mostly Pessimistic Predictions About Tech in 2018

It was a very strange year for technology companies. They have become a "bipartisan whipping boy," a new sexist institution, responsible for the muddying of the...
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