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Sorry, It's Not 1984
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Sorry, It's Not 1984

After leaker Edward Snowden revealed the existence of massive domestic-surveillance programs operated by the NSA, the airwaves were clotted with pundits and politicians...

Who Needs Humans?
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Who Needs Humans?

Amid all the job losses of the Great Recession, there is one category of worker that the economic disruption has been good for: nonhumans.

Don't Track Me, Bro
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Don't Track Me, Bro

Here is how Jon Leibowitz, chairman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, describes the current state of affairs on the Internet: "Say I’m walking through a mall...

Google's Marissa Mayer
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Google's Marissa Mayer

Who says you have to be a guy to be a geek? This Google senior executive is teaching a new generation that femininity and technology are a winning formula.

The Man Behind Tumblr
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The Man Behind Tumblr

The head of the microblogging site talks about the future of social networking and whether being a 24-year-old CEO makes it harder to command respect.

The Man Behind Tumblr
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The Man Behind Tumblr

The head of the microblogging site talks about the future of social networking and whether being a 24-year-old CEO makes it harder to command respect.

Friends Without Benefits
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Friends Without Benefits

The Valley used to be a place run by scientists and engineers, people like Robert Noyce, the Ph.D. physicist who helped invent the integrated circuit and cofounded...

Is Wikileaks Too Full of Itself?
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Is Wikileaks Too Full of Itself?

Have the activists behind WikiLeaks—and in particular the Web site's founder, Julian Assange—become intoxicated by their own myth? Two recent events involving...

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Cyberwar Is Hell

While we obsessed over Russian spies, top diplomats were working to stop a greater espionage problem: the threat of cyberwarfare.

Glob-Ish
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Glob-Ish

Powered by the Internet and the global media, English has evolved into the world’s language.

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Immigration and Ids: A Modest Proposal

All Americans--whether brown, white, or black--should be required to carry a passport showing they are red, white, and blue.

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Toyota

Whenever an airplane crashes, investigators focus on the black-box data, which may explain why the plane went down. Though most drivers don't realize it, two-thirds...

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A Conversation With Google

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has long defended his company's decision to do business in China despite the restrictions that Beijing imposes on Internet freedom. Nevertheless...

Apple
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Apple

Everybody's talking about the new tablet computer Apple is expected to unveil this month. Some say it will save newspapers by giving them a new platform where they...
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