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Russian Hacking Crisis Tests Obama's Nerve
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Russian Hacking Crisis Tests Obama's Nerve

President Barack Obama came under immediate pressure Friday night to punish Russia for hacking into US political institutions—with calls to rally European allies...

Paperless Voting Could Fuel 'rigged' Election Claims
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Paperless Voting Could Fuel 'rigged' Election Claims

Voters in four competitive states will cast ballots in November on electronic machines that leave no paper trail—a lapse that threatens to sow distrust about a...

The Reality of Cyberwar
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The Reality of Cyberwar

When a series of technical glitches hit companies that ranged from United to the New York Stock Exchange this week, suspicions immediately ran to a cyber attack...

The Second Job You Don’t Know You Have
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The Second Job You Don’t Know You Have

Technology has knocked the bottom rung out of the employment ladder, which has sent youth unemployment around the globe skyrocketing and presented us with a serious...

The Hidden Politics of Video Games
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The Hidden Politics of Video Games

Imagine that video games had been invented in the Middle Ages.

The Mobile Election: How Smartphones Will Change the 2016 Presidential Race
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The Mobile Election: How Smartphones Will Change the 2016 Presidential Race

Four years ago today, President Barack Obama was gearing up to announce his reelection campaign, Mitt Romney was leading Newt Gingrich in the polls, and roughly...

Next Battle in the War on Science
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Next Battle in the War on Science

The war over science is heating up on Capitol Hill.

Why the Surveillance State Lives On
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Why the Surveillance State Lives On

Once upon a time, Glenn Greenwald was a lonely voice in the blogging wilderness, and Edward Snowden was an isolated functionary at the heart of the American national...

Turn Detroit Into Drone Valley
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Turn Detroit Into Drone Valley

The popular recipe for creating the "next" Silicon Valley goes something like this:

Big Tech Walking Fine Line on Data
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Big Tech Walking Fine Line on Data

A year after Edward Snowden shocked citizens with details of how much of their lives are being snapped up by the National Security Agency, tech giants have sounded...

Who Watches the Watchers? Big Data Goes ­nchecked
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Who Watches the Watchers? Big Data Goes ­nchecked

The National Security Agency might be tracking your phone calls. But private industry is prying far more deeply into your life.

Scientists Must Spearhead Ethical ­se of Big Data
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Scientists Must Spearhead Ethical ­se of Big Data

The recent revelation that the National Security Agency collects the personal data of United States citizens, allies and enemies alike has broken the traditional...

Edward Snowden's Nightmare Comes True
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Edward Snowden's Nightmare Comes True

Snowden's worst fear, by his own account, was that "nothing will change."

Cyber Education Key to Security
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Cyber Education Key to Security

Today, cyberspace is woven into the fabric of our daily lives.
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