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Principles Are No Match For Europe's Love of U.s. Web Titans
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Principles Are No Match For Europe's Love of U.s. Web Titans

On weekends, Guillaume Rosquin browses the shelves of local bookstores in Lyon, France.

New N.s.a. Chief Calls Damage From Snowden Leaks Manageable
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New N.s.a. Chief Calls Damage From Snowden Leaks Manageable

The newly installed director of the National Security Agency says that while he has seen some terrorist groups alter their communications to avoid surveillance...

Larry Page on Google's Many Arms
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Larry Page on Google's Many Arms

One way to think of Google is as an extremely helpful, all-knowing, hyper-intelligent executive assistant.

­nblinking Eyes Track Employees
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­nblinking Eyes Track Employees

A digital Big Brother is coming to work, for better or worse.

Jonathan Ive on Apple's Design Process and Product Philosophy
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Jonathan Ive on Apple's Design Process and Product Philosophy

When Steven P. Jobs led Apple, he created a core principle for the company's designers and engineers: stay fully focused on making great products.

Cyberattack Insurance a Challenge For Business
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Cyberattack Insurance a Challenge For Business

Julia Roberts's smile is insured. So are Heidi Klum’s legs, Daniel Craig's body and Jennifer Lopez's derrière.

American Businesses in China Feel Heat of a Cyberdispute
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American Businesses in China Feel Heat of a Cyberdispute

A top Chinese general was in a combative mood as he presided recently over an international security forum at a historic hotel near the Forbidden City. Among the...

To Young Minds of Today, Harvard Is the Stanford of the East
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To Young Minds of Today, Harvard Is the Stanford of the East

In academia, where brand reputation is everything, one university holds an especially enviable place these days when it comes to attracting students and money.

For U.s. Companies That Challenge China, the Risk of Digital Reprisal
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For U.s. Companies That Challenge China, the Risk of Digital Reprisal

Two large American steel makers, U.S. Steel and Allegheny Technologies, each lost confidential files giving access to their computer networks.

Tackling the Limits of Touch Screens
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Tackling the Limits of Touch Screens

Touch screens are ubiquitous on tablets and smartphones, but their flat glass surfaces can hinder close reading and accurate typing.

After European Court Decision, Google Works on a Link Removal Tool
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After European Court Decision, Google Works on a Link Removal Tool

Google will announce by the end of the month a mechanism for consumers to request that links to information about them be removed from the company’s search engine...

For Women in Tech, Pay Gap Is ­nusually Small
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For Women in Tech, Pay Gap Is ­nusually Small

The pay gap between women and men in the technology sector is one of the smallest, according to newly released research.

Snowden Retained Expert in Espionage Act Defense
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Snowden Retained Expert in Espionage Act Defense

Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who provided journalists a trove of classified documents, retained a well-known Washington defense...

The Cloud Industry Needs Aereo to Win. But Consumers Need Something Better.
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The Cloud Industry Needs Aereo to Win. But Consumers Need Something Better.

The best way to think about Aereo, the company at the center of this week's Supreme Court battle over the future of computing, is as an example of legal performance...

Bend It, Charge It, Dunk It: Graphene, the Material of Tomorrow
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Bend It, Charge It, Dunk It: Graphene, the Material of Tomorrow

I just want to say one word to you. Just one word.

Search For Lost Jet Is Complicated By Geopolitics and Rivalries
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Search For Lost Jet Is Complicated By Geopolitics and Rivalries

The frantic hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been, in one way, a nearly miraculous display of international collaboration: 26 nations, many of them rivals...

Consortium Wants Standards For 'internet of Things'
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Consortium Wants Standards For 'internet of Things'

Attention: Internet of Things. For better or worse, big boys are in the room.

College Basketball Data Aplenty for Those Who Can Afford It
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College Basketball Data Aplenty for Those Who Can Afford It

When Butler fell a precious few inches short of winning a national championship in 2010, its players took the court during that season believing they were the most...

N.S.A. Breached Chinese Servers Seen as Security Threat
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N.S.A. Breached Chinese Servers Seen as Security Threat

American officials have long considered Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, a security threat, blocking it from business deals in the United States for...

Revelations of N.s.a. Spying Cost ­.s. Tech Companies
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Revelations of N.s.a. Spying Cost ­.s. Tech Companies

Microsoft has lost customers, including the government of Brazil.
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