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Looking to the Future of Data Science
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Looking to the Future of Data Science

The Association for Computing Machinery, a leading professional association in computer science, is holding its annual conference this week, focusing on what we’re...

As Data Overflows Online, Researchers Grapple With Ethics
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As Data Overflows Online, Researchers Grapple With Ethics

Scholars are exhilarated by the prospect of tapping into the vast troves of personal data collected by Facebook, Google, Amazon, and a host of start-ups, which...

Where Tech Is Taking ­s: A Conversation With Intel's Genevieve Bell
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Where Tech Is Taking ­s: A Conversation With Intel's Genevieve Bell

Genevieve Bell grew up among Aboriginal people in Australia, taught anthropology at Stanford and for the past 16 years has worked for Intel.

More Eyes on the Skies
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More Eyes on the Skies

The future, it is often said, belongs to those who plan for it.

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.

Searching For Answers in Very Old Dna
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Searching For Answers in Very Old Dna

As he puts it in the subtitle of his memoir, "Neanderthal Man," Svante Paabo goes in search of lost genomes.

Major Ruling Shields Privacy of Cellphones
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Major Ruling Shields Privacy of Cellphones

In a sweeping victory for privacy rights in the digital age, the Supreme Court on Wednesdayunanimously ruled that the police need warrants to search the cellphones...

­nblinking Eyes Track Employees
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­nblinking Eyes Track Employees

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

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.

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...

Some Predictions About the Internet of Things and Wearable Tech From Pew Research
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Some Predictions About the Internet of Things and Wearable Tech From Pew Research

Remember the prediction that one day your oven would be connected to the Internet and have the ability to talk to your car?

European Court Lets ­sers Erase Records on Web
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European Court Lets ­sers Erase Records on Web

The European Court of Justice on Tuesday said Google should allow online users to erase links to content about them after a certain amount of time. 

Justices Appear Divided on Cellphone Warrants
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Justices Appear Divided on Cellphone Warrants

The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed torn as it considered a pair of cases about whether the police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest.

Russia Displays a New Military Prowess in ­kraine's East
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Russia Displays a New Military Prowess in ­kraine's East

Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Russia of behaving in a "19th-century fashion" because of its annexation of Crimea.

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...

Satya Nadella, Chief of Microsoft, on His New Role
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Satya Nadella, Chief of Microsoft, on His New Role

Q. What leadership lessons have you learned from your predecessor, Steve Ballmer?

At Newark Airport, the Lights Are On, and They're Watching You
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At Newark Airport, the Lights Are On, and They're Watching You

Visitors to Terminal B at Newark Liberty International Airport may notice the bright, clean lighting that now blankets the cavernous interior, courtesy of 171 recently...

When No One Is Just a Face in the Crowd
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When No One Is Just a Face in the Crowd

Hey, big spenders.

When Doctors 'google' Their Patients
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When Doctors 'google' Their Patients

I remember when I first looked up a patient on Google.
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