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Automating Cybersecurity
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Automating Cybersecurity

If only computers themselves were smart enough to fight off malevolent hackers.

Scientists Report Finding Reliable Way to Teleport Data
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Scientists Report Finding Reliable Way to Teleport Data

Scientists in the Netherlands have moved a step closer to overriding one of Albert Einstein's most famous objections to the implications of quantum mechanics, which...

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.

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?

Friends, and Influence, for Sale Online
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Friends, and Influence, for Sale Online

Whoever said, "Money can't buy you friends," clearly hasn’t been on the Internet recently.

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...

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.

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.

N.s.a. Director Says Snowden Leaks Hamper Efforts Against Cyberattacks
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N.s.a. Director Says Snowden Leaks Hamper Efforts Against Cyberattacks

Gen. Keith B. Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency, said Tuesday that the leaks by the former agency contractor Edward J. Snowden had slowed...

Syria War Stirs New ­.S. Debate on Cyberattacks
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Syria War Stirs New ­.S. Debate on Cyberattacks

Not long after the uprising in Syria turned bloody late in the spring of 2011, the Pentagon and theNational Security Agency developed a battle plan that featured...

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...

Liquid-Cooled Supercomputers, to Trim the Power Bill
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Liquid-Cooled Supercomputers, to Trim the Power Bill

Submerging supercomputers and servers in oil or other liquids to cool them off might offer a way to reduce their massive energy consumption. 

N.s.a. Choice Is Navy Expert on Cyberwar
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N.s.a. Choice Is Navy Expert on Cyberwar

In nominating Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers as the new director of the National Security Agency on Thursday, President Obama chose a recognized expert in the new...

N.s.a. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers
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N.s.a. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers

The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those...
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