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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...

Why the Economic Payoff From Technology Is So Elusive
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Why the Economic Payoff From Technology Is So Elusive

Your smartphone allows you to get almost instantaneous answers to the most obscure questions. It also allows you to waste hours scrolling through Facebook or looking...

China Quietly Targets ­.s. Tech Companies in Security Reviews
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China Quietly Targets ­.s. Tech Companies in Security Reviews

Chinese authorities are quietly scrutinizing technology products sold in China by Apple and other big foreign companies, focusing on whether they pose potential...

Want to Buy a Self-Driving Car? Big-Rig Trucks May Come First
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Want to Buy a Self-Driving Car? Big-Rig Trucks May Come First

Imagine you are driving on a highway late at night when a big-rig truck closes in behind you.

Scientists Hold Secret Meeting to Consider Creating a Synthetic Human Genome
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Scientists Hold Secret Meeting to Consider Creating a Synthetic Human Genome

Scientists are now contemplating the creation of a synthetic human genome, meaning they would use chemicals to manufacture all the DNA contained in human chromosomes...

Pentagon Turns to Silicon Valley For Edge in Artificial Intelligence
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Pentagon Turns to Silicon Valley For Edge in Artificial Intelligence

In its quest to maintain a United States military advantage, the Pentagon is aggressively turning to Silicon Valley’s hottest technology—artificial intelligence...

Moore's Law Running Out of Room, Tech Looks For a Successor
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Moore's Law Running Out of Room, Tech Looks For a Successor

For decades, the computer industry has been guided by a faith that engineers would always find a way to make the components on computer chips smaller, faster and...

Women in Tech Band Together to Track Diversity, After Hours
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Women in Tech Band Together to Track Diversity, After Hours

Eight prominent women activists from Silicon Valley have unveiled the Project employee diversity campaign.

­.s. Directs Cyberweapons at Isis For First Time
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­.s. Directs Cyberweapons at Isis For First Time

The United States has opened a new line of combat against the Islamic State, directing the military’s six-year-old Cyber Command for the first time to mount computer...

Europe Tried to Rein In Google. It Backfired.
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Europe Tried to Rein In Google. It Backfired.

Google is a top target for European regulators and privacy watchdogs, who openly fear and distrust its dominance.

Billing by Millionths of Pennies, Cloud Computing's Giants Take In Billions
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Billing by Millionths of Pennies, Cloud Computing's Giants Take In Billions

Imagine building an enormous beach resort, maybe the best in the world.

­.s. Textile Industry Turns to Tech as Gateway to Revival
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­.s. Textile Industry Turns to Tech as Gateway to Revival

A $320-million project aims to bring the textile sector into the digital era by embedding sensors and semiconductors into fabrics. 

Apple's New Challenge: Learning How the ­.s. Cracked Its Iphone
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Apple's New Challenge: Learning How the ­.s. Cracked Its Iphone

Now that the United States government has cracked open an iPhone that belonged to a gunman in the San Bernardino, Calif., mass shooting without Apple's help, the...

­.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.
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