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A Matter of Privacy
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A Matter of Privacy

Do consumers have enough control over their personal information or is more government regulation needed?

The New Face of War
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The New Face of War

With the introduction of the sophisticated Stuxnet worm, the stakes of cyberwarfare have increased immeasurably.

CSEdWeek Expands Its Reach
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CSEdWeek Expands Its Reach

The second Computer Science Education Week is showing students, parents, and educators why computer science is important.

The Eyes Have It
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The Eyes Have It

Eye-tracking control for mobile phones might lead to a new era of context-aware user interfaces.

Organ Network ­ses Algorithm to Match Live Kidney Donors With Recipients
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Organ Network ­ses Algorithm to Match Live Kidney Donors With Recipients

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed an algorithm that matches living kidney donors with compatible transplant recipients, and initiated a pilot...

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H-1b at 20: How the 'tech Worker Visa' Is Remaking It in America

The H-1B visa program turns 20 years old this month. Not everyone in IT is saying 'Best Wishes.'

Social Media Actually Strengthens Social Ties, Study Says
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Social Media Actually Strengthens Social Ties, Study Says

A University of Texas at Austin study reveals gender differences amid the ubiquitous use of Facebook. College students and graduates are expanding their online...

'berlin' Is Revealed as Kryptos Clue
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'berlin' Is Revealed as Kryptos Clue

"Berlin" is the highly anticipated clue from artist Jim Sanborn that’s meant to help crypto sleuths unlock the cipher to his enigmatic Kryptos sculpture. The...

How Wise Are Crowds?
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How Wise Are Crowds?

By melding economics and engineering, researchers show that as social networks get larger, they usually get better at sorting fact from fiction.

Insurers Test Data Profiles to Identify Risky Clients
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Insurers Test Data Profiles to Identify Risky Clients

Life insurers are testing an intensely personal new use for the vast dossiers of data being amassed about Americans: predicting people's longevity.

Cell Phone Alerts to Warn Residents of Danger
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Cell Phone Alerts to Warn Residents of Danger

Two U.S. Department of Homeland Security offices are working with wireless carriers to develop a national capability to send emergency alerts to mobile devices....

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Worm Can Deal Double Blow to Nuclear Program

The German software engineer who in September was the first to report that a computer worm was apparently designed to sabotage targets in Iran said Friday that...

From ACM TechNews

­.S. Sees 'Huge' Cyber Threat in the Future

U.S. Defense secretary Robert Gates recently told members of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council that the threat from cybertechnologies will grow from "considerable"...

Where Cinema and Biology Meet
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Where Cinema and Biology Meet

When Robert A. Lue considers the "Star Wars" Death Star, his first thought is not of outer space, but inner space.

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Improving Economy Means Opportunities in It

Information technology hiring could be about to surge in 2011, according to the recent Robert Half Technology Salary Guide 2011. Professionals who can help a company...

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Survey of Women, Men in IT Shows Differing Views

A recent Technisource survey of men and women in information technology found differences in opinion in areas such as compensation and career challenges. Fewer...

Chips in Football Helmets to Monitor For Concussions
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Chips in Football Helmets to Monitor For Concussions

Intel researchers are working with football helmet manufacturers and several universities to develop technology that can monitor brain damage in real time and build...

­.s. Accuses China Telecom of Internet Hijack
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­.s. Accuses China Telecom of Internet Hijack

China Telecom diverted Internet traffic from the United States and other nations for about 18 minutes on April 8 by publishing incorrect routing information that...

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­niversity Analysis Suggests Limiting Exposure to Carbon Nanotubes

UC Berkeley researcher Mark Philbrick says that carbon nanotubes pose potential adverse health effects to humans and should be treated as if they are hazardous....

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Israeli High Tech Adjusts to Asian Challenge

The emergence of India and China is casting a shadow on the developed economies of Europe and North America, and is also posing a challenge to Israel. Key players...
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