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Online Data Brokers Know You—surprisingly Well

I'm a middle-aged guy who lives in a house that was built more than 50 years ago.

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Online Data Brokers Know You—Surprisingly Well

I'm a middle-aged guy who lives in a house that was built more than 50 years ago.

'maker Movement' Taps Deep and Rich Tradition
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'maker Movement' Taps Deep and Rich Tradition

Sometimes I worry we're becoming a culture of technology consumers, instead of creators.

Nicole Ozer, Tech Policy Director For Aclu of Northern California
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Nicole Ozer, Tech Policy Director For Aclu of Northern California

If you think you're hearing about privacy all the time, you're probably right.

Nolan Bushnell: 'steve Was Difficult,' Says Man Who First Hired Steve Jobs
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Nolan Bushnell: 'steve Was Difficult,' Says Man Who First Hired Steve Jobs

Somehow even when he's sitting still, Nolan Bushnell seems to be in constant motion.

Peter G. Neumann: Top Cop on the Hair-Raising Cybersecurity Beat
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Peter G. Neumann: Top Cop on the Hair-Raising Cybersecurity Beat

The threat is always there—in your car, at the office, on the table next to where you sleep at night: a near-biblical plague of worms, phisher kings, identity thieves...

Debunker of Doomsday: Nasa Scientist Tries to Talk Some Sense Into the World
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Debunker of Doomsday: Nasa Scientist Tries to Talk Some Sense Into the World

Swirling with lunacy and paranoia, the theories warn of mayhem and cataclysm.

Silicon Valley Must Stop U.n. from Regulating the Internet
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Silicon Valley Must Stop U.n. from Regulating the Internet

The notion of the United Nations making the rules and governing the Internet should send shivers down the spine of anyone who uses a cell phone, laptop or search...

Facebook's 1 Billion ­sers and What They Say About the Future of Computing
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Facebook's 1 Billion ­sers and What They Say About the Future of Computing

After several months as the Internet's punching bag, Facebook finally has something to brag about: 1 billion active users.

Steve Blank Believes Social Might Be Killing Silicon Valley
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Steve Blank Believes Social Might Be Killing Silicon Valley

Amid the buildup to the Facebook IPO, serial entrepreneur Steve Blank was sounding an ominous warning to anyone who would listen.

Social Media in 2012 Elections Will Make 2008 Look Like the Digital Dark Ages
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Social Media in 2012 Elections Will Make 2008 Look Like the Digital Dark Ages

Forget all the jibber-jabber in this presidential campaign about policy and strategy. The highlight for me of this election cycle came when the Obama campaign released...

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Bill Campbell Makes Future of Journalism His Next Crusade

Buried way down in a recent news release announcing a media innovation institute to be shared by Stanford and Columbia universities was an intriguing tidbit: The...

In the Tech Industry, Power Management is a Key to Going Green
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In the Tech Industry, Power Management is a Key to Going Green

Reuse, recycle, repurpose, renewables. This past Earth Day, we heard a lot about these concepts. As important as they are, I've noticed one phrase missing from...

Matt Cutts, Google Engineer
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Matt Cutts, Google Engineer

It was the usual standing-room-only crowd as Google's Matt Cutts appeared at the South By Southwest technology conference to talk about the inner workings of...

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Search Undergoing Biggest Disruption Since the Dawn of Google

Facing criticism over the quality of search results, Google recently tweaked its famously secretive algorithm to weed out spam sites and so-called "content farms...

Paul Buchheit, Creator of Gmail, Venture Capitalist
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Paul Buchheit, Creator of Gmail, Venture Capitalist

Soon after Paul Buchheit joined Google in 1999, he coined the phrase "Don't be evil," which along with profit and loss, remains the yardstick by which Google...

Susan Wojcicki: The Most Important Googler You've Never Heard Of
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Susan Wojcicki: The Most Important Googler You've Never Heard Of

Yes, Google started in Susan Wojcicki's rented garage. But in her mind, that might be the single least important fact about her long and deep relationship with...

What Does Jobs' Absence Mean For the Future of Apple?
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What Does Jobs' Absence Mean For the Future of Apple?

With Steve Jobs' third medical-related absence in six years, Silicon Valley must again confront one of its great mysteries: How much does Jobs matter to Apple?

New 'story of Stuff' Video Reminds ­S to Think Twice Before Buying New Gadgets
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New 'story of Stuff' Video Reminds ­S to Think Twice Before Buying New Gadgets

In the opening moments of the new Web video "The Story of Electronics," I found myself nodding in recognition as host Annie Leonard held up a tangled mess of...

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On Tech Issues, Obama Falls Short of High Expectations

Barack Obama was the embodiment of the modern, high-tech president when he took office. However, halfway through his first term, he has yet to deliver on much...
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