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The One Big Question About Rsa and Its Relationship With the Nsa
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The One Big Question About Rsa and Its Relationship With the Nsa

Last week, the Internet security world was jolted by a Reuters report detailing a secret $10 million payment to the security company RSA from the National Security...

Meet Kathy Brown, the Internet Society's New Ceo
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Meet Kathy Brown, the Internet Society's New Ceo

If you're the kind of person who keeps track of Internet policy and governance debates, you should know that the Internet Society has a new CEO.

What Last Week's Anti-U.s. Shift in Internet Governance Means to You
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What Last Week's Anti-U.s. Shift in Internet Governance Means to You

Last week a group of the Internet's governing organizations announced they were effectively turning their backs on the United States.

Many Questions For Michael Dell on Going Private, and What's Next
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Many Questions For Michael Dell on Going Private, and What's Next

Michael Dell is feeling aggressive.

Apple Has More Game-Changing Tech in the Works, Says Ceo Tim Cook
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Apple Has More Game-Changing Tech in the Works, Says Ceo Tim Cook

Last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook spent a lot of time answering questions about how Apple would be different from what it was under Steve Jobs, and just how he would...

China Sees Cyberwar as Reducing U.s. Advantage in Future Conflict
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China Sees Cyberwar as Reducing U.s. Advantage in Future Conflict

It's one thing to read news concerning the latest report to Congress by the U.S. Department of Defense on China's latest military activities. But with regard to...

Personal Information Is the Currency of the 21st Century
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Personal Information Is the Currency of the 21st Century

The currency of the 21st century digital economy is your personal information. It has no transaction costs and does not decrease in value when the supply increases...

How the Cloud and Big Data Might Help Win the Hacker Wars
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How the Cloud and Big Data Might Help Win the Hacker Wars

Hewlett-Packard's senior VP and head of its Software Enterprise Security Products, Art Gilliland, is speaking today at the RSA Security conference in San Francisco...

Seven More Questions For Sap's Co-Ceo Bill Mcdermott
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Seven More Questions For Sap's Co-Ceo Bill Mcdermott

The last time we heard from SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott, he talked a great deal about a then-upcoming product strategy called HANA. The idea was to move all of SAP's...

Eight Questions For Rick Smolan About the Human Face of Big Data
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Eight Questions For Rick Smolan About the Human Face of Big Data

If you work anywhere near anything that might be described as "Big Data" and have ever had trouble explaining to someone you care about why what you do matters,...

Eric Schmidt: Android-Apple Is the Defining Fight in the Industry Today
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Eric Schmidt: Android-Apple Is the Defining Fight in the Industry Today

The fight between Google and Apple over mobile devices is great for consumers, but the patent wars that have resulted are awful, said Google Chairman Eric Schmidt...

Apple-Google Maps Talks Crashed Over Voice-Guided Directions
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Apple-Google Maps Talks Crashed Over Voice-Guided Directions

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt says Apple should have continued to use Google’s mapping application in iOS 6 instead of swapping it out for its poorly received home...

It's Official: The Era of the Personal Computer Is Over
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It's Official: The Era of the Personal Computer Is Over

As a signpost on the road to the so-called Post-PC Era we’ve been hearing about for so many years, this one is pretty hard to argue with: As of this year, personal...

Seven Questions For Tom Leighton, Chief Scientist of Akamai
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Seven Questions For Tom Leighton, Chief Scientist of Akamai

You probably never think much about it, but there's a pretty good chance that in the course of doing your routine business on the Internet every day, you're also...

Meet Gauss, the Latest Weapon in the Unfolding U.s.-Israeli Cyberwar
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Meet Gauss, the Latest Weapon in the Unfolding U.s.-Israeli Cyberwar

To the steadily growing list of digital weapons that appear to have been jointly created by the combined resources of the U.S. and Israel, we can now add another...

How Garmin Failed to See the Iphone Threat
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How Garmin Failed to See the Iphone Threat

About nine years ago, I had a question for Min Kao, the CEO of the GPS concern Garmin. His answer was determined, and I thought of it as I watched the news from...

Seven Questions For Iridium Ceo Matthew Desch
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Seven Questions For Iridium Ceo Matthew Desch

More often than not, the Iridium satellite phone system is remembered as one of the great telecom flameouts of the 1990s. It almost became a literal one: At one...

Seven Questions For IBM Fellow Bernie Meyerson
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Seven Questions For IBM Fellow Bernie Meyerson

There aren’t many technology companies around who can claim to be 100 years old. You're probably hearing that a lot as  media outlets report on the anniversary...

Darpa's Regina Dugan on 'the Nation
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Darpa's Regina Dugan on 'the Nation

Dr. Regina Dugan is director of the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency, where she researches, develops, and demonstrates high-risk, high-payoff projects...

Multitouch Pioneer Jeff Han Starts to Think Small (devices)
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Multitouch Pioneer Jeff Han Starts to Think Small (devices)

For years now, Jeff Han has been working on large-screen multitouch displays. Han and his company, Perceptive Pixel, are best known for creating the giant touch...
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