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­.s. Says It Has ­nlocked Iphone Without Apple, Ending Lawsuit
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­.s. Says It Has ­nlocked Iphone Without Apple, Ending Lawsuit

The Justice Department said Monday that it had found a way to unlock an iPhone without help from Apple, allowing the agency to withdraw its legal effort to compel...

Taking Baby Steps Toward Software That Reasons Like Humans
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Taking Baby Steps Toward Software That Reasons Like Humans

Richard Socher appeared nervous as he waited for his artificial intelligence program to answer a simple question: "Is the tennis player wearing a cap?"

At Rsa Conference, Unlikely Allies Address Value of Digital Security
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At Rsa Conference, Unlikely Allies Address Value of Digital Security

To Amit Yoran, a digital security veteran, the fight between Apple and the F.B.I. over access to an iPhone can be viewed in black-and-white terms: What law enforcement...

Report Cites Dangers of Autonomous Weapons
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Report Cites Dangers of Autonomous Weapons

The report warns about a range of real-world risks associated with weapons systems that are completely autonomous.

Apple Is Said to Be Trying to Make It Harder to Hack Iphone
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Apple Is Said to Be Trying to Make It Harder to Hack Iphone

Apple engineers have begun developing new security measures that would make it impossible for the government to break into a locked iPhone using methods similar...

Apple Sees Value in Its Stand to Protect Security
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Apple Sees Value in Its Stand to Protect Security

It took six years for Apple to persuade China's largest wireless carrier, China Mobile, to sell the iPhone.

Tim Cook Opposes Order For Apple to ­nlock Iphone, Setting ­p Showdown
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Tim Cook Opposes Order For Apple to ­nlock Iphone, Setting ­p Showdown

Apple said on Wednesday that it would oppose and challenge a federal court order to help the F.B.I. unlock an iPhone used by one of the two attackers who killed...

At Berkeley, a New Digital Privacy Protest
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At Berkeley, a New Digital Privacy Protest

After hackers breached the computer network of the U.C.L.A. medical center last summer, Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, and her office...

Microsoft Plumbs Ocean's Depths to Test ­nderwater Data Center
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Microsoft Plumbs Ocean's Depths to Test ­nderwater Data Center

A solution to the expensive requirement of cooling data-center servers could be found underwater.

Europe's Top Digital-Privacy Watchdog Zeros In on ­.s. Tech Giants
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Europe's Top Digital-Privacy Watchdog Zeros In on ­.s. Tech Giants

The latest standoff between Europe and American tech companies runs through a quiet street just north of the Louvre Museum, past chic cafes and part of the French...

Larry Page, Google Founder, Is Still Innovator in Chief
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Larry Page, Google Founder, Is Still Innovator in Chief

Three years ago, Charles Chase, an engineer who manages Lockheed Martin's nuclear fusion program, was sitting on a white leather couch at Google's Solve for X conference...

­.s. Proposes Spending $4 Billion on Self-Driving Cars
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­.s. Proposes Spending $4 Billion on Self-Driving Cars

The Obama administration on Thursday promised to accelerate regulatory guidelines for driverless cars and to make an investment in research to commercialize them...

Insurers Brace For the Self-Driving Future and Fewer Accidents
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Insurers Brace For the Self-Driving Future and Fewer Accidents

As autonomous driving technology advances, perhaps the most notable benefit is the promise of a striking reduction in accidents.

Artificial-Intelligence Research Center Is Founded By Silicon Valley Investors
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Artificial-Intelligence Research Center Is Founded By Silicon Valley Investors

A group of prominent Silicon Valley investors and technology companies said on Friday that they would establish an artificial-intelligence research center to develop...

Large Companies Game H-1b Visa Program, and Jobs Leave the ­.s.
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Large Companies Game H-1b Visa Program, and Jobs Leave the ­.s.

Théo Négri, a young software engineer from France, had come up with so many novel ideas at his job at an Internet start-up in San Francisco that the American entrepreneur...

Toyota Invests $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence in ­.s.
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Toyota Invests $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence in ­.s.

Silicon Valley is diving into artificial intelligence technology, with start-ups sprouting up and Google and Facebook pouring vast sums into projects that would...

Smaller, Faster, Cheaper, Over: The Future of Computer Chips
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Smaller, Faster, Cheaper, Over: The Future of Computer Chips

At the inaugural International Solid-State Circuits Conference held on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1960, a young computer engineer...

China Tries to Extract Pledge of Compliance From ­.s. Tech Firms
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China Tries to Extract Pledge of Compliance From ­.s. Tech Firms

The Chinese government, which has long used its country's vast market as leverage over American technology companies, is now asking some of those firms to directly...

Apple and Other Tech Companies Tangle With U.s. Over Data Access
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Apple and Other Tech Companies Tangle With U.s. Over Data Access

In an investigation involving guns and drugs, the Justice Department obtained a court order this summer demanding that Apple turn over, in real time, text messages...

European Publishers Play Lobbying Role Against Google
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European Publishers Play Lobbying Role Against Google

In private sessions this summer, giant publishers and media companies from Germany, France and elsewhere have met with European officials about proposals to regulate...
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