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How Spy Tech Firms Let Governments See Everything on a Smartphone
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How Spy Tech Firms Let Governments See Everything on a Smartphone

Want to invisibly spy on 10 iPhone owners without their knowledge? Gather their every keystroke, sound, message and location?

A Call From Outer Space, or a Cosmic Wrong Number?
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A Call From Outer Space, or a Cosmic Wrong Number?

It's probably just a piece of cosmic spam, the astrophysical equivalent of butt dialing. But nobody really knows for sure.

How Driverless Cars May Interact With People
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How Driverless Cars May Interact With People

There are plenty of unanswered questions about how self-driving cars would function in the real world, like understanding local driving customs and handing controls...

G.e., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-­p
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G.e., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-­p

It may not qualify as a lightning-bolt eureka moment, but Jeffrey R. Immelt, chief executive of General Electric, recalls the June day in 2009 that got him thinking...

Chip Technology Keeps Checked Luggage in Check
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Chip Technology Keeps Checked Luggage in Check

On a recent Southwest Airlines flight from Baltimore, Shvilla Rasheem arrived in Indianapolis, but her luggage did not.

China Launches Quantum Satellite in Bid to Pioneer Secure Communications
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China Launches Quantum Satellite in Bid to Pioneer Secure Communications

China launched the world's first quantum communications satellite from the Gobi Desert early Tuesday, a major step in the country’s bid to be at the forefront of...

Envisioning Bitcoin's Technology at the Heart of Global Finance
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Envisioning Bitcoin's Technology at the Heart of Global Finance

A new report from the World Economic Forum predicts that the underlying technology introduced by the virtual currency Bitcoin will come to occupy a central place...

How to Give Rural America Broadband? Look to the Early 1900s
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How to Give Rural America Broadband? Look to the Early 1900s

From the sofa in his living room, Clinton Creason can see the electric pole outside that his father staked 70 years ago to bring power to this remote area of hilly...

Meet Luca, the Ancestor of All Living Things
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Meet Luca, the Ancestor of All Living Things

A surprisingly specific genetic portrait of the ancestor of all living things has been generated by scientists who say that the likeness sheds considerable light...

They Promised ­S Jet Packs. They Promised the Bosses Profit.
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They Promised ­S Jet Packs. They Promised the Bosses Profit.

Project Foghorn is one of those straight-from-science-fiction concepts we've come to expect from Alphabet, the sprawling conglomerate formerly known as Google.

How Mountains Obscured By Venus's Clouds Reveal Themselves
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How Mountains Obscured By Venus's Clouds Reveal Themselves

Colossal clouds cloak the surface of Venus, making it difficult for researchers to probe its secrets.

What We've Learned About Pluto
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What We've Learned About Pluto

In the year since NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto, the dwarf planet has maintained its icy heart.

Europe Approves New Trans-Atlantic Data Transfer Deal
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Europe Approves New Trans-Atlantic Data Transfer Deal

European officials approved a new agreement on Tuesday that will allow some of the world’s largest companies, including Google and General Electric, to move digital...

Makers of Self-Driving Cars Ask What to Do With Human Nature
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Makers of Self-Driving Cars Ask What to Do With Human Nature

Even before Tesla revealed that a fatal accident had occurred while one of its cars was in semiautonomous driving mode, a debate was well underway between researchers...

How China Took Center Stage in Bitcoin's Civil War
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How China Took Center Stage in Bitcoin's Civil War

A delegation of American executives flew to Beijing in April for a secret meeting just blocks from Tiananmen Square.

Goodbye, Password. Banks Opt to Scan Fingers and Faces Instead.
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Goodbye, Password. Banks Opt to Scan Fingers and Faces Instead.

The banking password may be about to expire—forever.

China Tops List of Fastest Computers Again
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China Tops List of Fastest Computers Again

For the seventh straight time, China has dominated the Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers.

Fighting Isis With an Algorithm, Physicists Try to Predict Attacks
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Fighting Isis With an Algorithm, Physicists Try to Predict Attacks

After Orlando and San Bernardino and Paris, there is new urgency to understand the signs that can precede acts of terrorism.

Court Backs Rules Treating Internet as Utility, Not Luxury
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Court Backs Rules Treating Internet as Utility, Not Luxury

High-speed internet service can be defined as a utility, a federal court has ruled in a sweeping decision clearing the way for more rigorous policing of broadband...

A Russian Cybersleuth Battles the 'dark Ages' of the Internet
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A Russian Cybersleuth Battles the 'dark Ages' of the Internet

A sense of menace stirs right off the elevator on the fifth floor of Kaspersky Lab's Moscow headquarters, where a small television screen displays cyberthreatsa...
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