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Facebook's Prospects May Rest on Trove of Data
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Facebook's Prospects May Rest on Trove of Data

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief, has managed to amass more information about more people than anyone else in history. Now what?

The Education of Mark Zuckerberg
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The Education of Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is ready for his close-up.

A Revamping of Bing in the Battle For Search Engine Supremacy
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A Revamping of Bing in the Battle For Search Engine Supremacy

When Facebook goes public in the coming weeks, there will be a lot of winners. Among them is one of the stalwarts of the tech industry, Microsoft, which has a small...

The State of Mobile: Less Talking, Fewer Texts, More Data
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The State of Mobile: Less Talking, Fewer Texts, More Data

People generally talk less on the phone and send fewer text messages now because there are so many ways to communicate over an Internet connection. Though this...

Data Engineer in Google Case Is Identified
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Data Engineer in Google Case Is Identified

At the center of the uproar over a Google project that scooped up personal data from potentially millions of unsuspecting people is the company software engineer...

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California Chosen as Home for Computing Institute

The Simons Foundation, which specializes in science and math research, has chosen the University of California, Berkeley, as host for an ambitious new center for...

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Smartphone Patent Wars: The Coming Sequel

Billions of dollars are being spent to amass patent arsenals, and lawsuits are flying worldwide.

Iraq Emerges From Isolation as Telecommunications Hub
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Iraq Emerges From Isolation as Telecommunications Hub

Iraq, cut off from decades of technological progress because of dictatorship, sanctions and wars, recently took a big step out of isolation and into the digital...

A Ballooning Megabyte Budget
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A Ballooning Megabyte Budget

Everyone knows how long a minute is.

The Human Voice, as Game Changer
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The Human Voice, as Game Changer

Vlad Sejnoha is talking to the TV again.

Computer Science For the Rest of ­S
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Computer Science For the Rest of ­S

Reading, writing, and—refactoring code?

Just the Facts. Yes, All of Them.
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Just the Facts. Yes, All of Them.

AT 7 years old, Gilad Elbaz wrote, "I want to be a rich mathematician and very smart." That, he figured, would help him "discover things like time machines, robots...

New Interest in Hacking as Threat to Security
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New Interest in Hacking as Threat to Security

During the five-month period between October and February, there were 86 reported attacks on computer systems in the United States that control critical infrastructure...

Life on Mars? Funds to Find Answer Fade
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Life on Mars? Funds to Find Answer Fade

Just as NASA is on the cusp of answering the most fascinating questions about Mars—is there, was there or could there be life there?—the money needed to provide...

The Bright Side of Being Hacked
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The Bright Side of Being Hacked

Hackers operating under the banner Anonymous have been poking a finger in the eye of one private company after another for two years now.  

Et Tu, Google? Android Apps Can Also Secretly Copy Photos
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Et Tu, Google? Android Apps Can Also Secretly Copy Photos

It's not just Apple. Photos are vulnerable on Android phones, too.

In Attack on Vatican Web Site, a Glimpse of Hackers' Tactics
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In Attack on Vatican Web Site, a Glimpse of Hackers' Tactics

The elusive hacker movement known as Anonymous has carried out Internet attacks on well-known organizations like Sony and PBS. In August, the group went after its...

A Law Apple Would Like to Break
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A Law Apple Would Like to Break

These days, it’s hard to find a superlative that adequately describes Apple. But maybe simplest is best: biggest.

How Companies Learn Your Secrets
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How Companies Learn Your Secrets

Andrew Pole had just started working as a statistician for Target in 2002, when two colleagues from the marketing department stopped by his desk to ask an odd question...

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The Age of Big Data

Good with numbers? Fascinated by data? The sound you hear is opportunity knocking.
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