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A Conversation With Danah Boyd, Author of 'it's Complicated,' About Teenagers Online
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A Conversation With Danah Boyd, Author of 'it's Complicated,' About Teenagers Online

Danah Boyd is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research, a research assistant professor in Media, Culture and Communication at New York University, and a fellow...

MOOCs Revisited, With Some Policy Suggestions
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MOOCs Revisited, With Some Policy Suggestions

Assessing the rapidly evolving realm of massive open online courses.

Small Data, Where N = Me
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Small Data, Where N = Me

Seeking personalized data-derived insights from analysis of our digital traces.

Anger on Weibo Over Flight 370
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Anger on Weibo Over Flight 370

Tragedy, when its cause and the fate of its victims are still unknown, is supposed to occasion solidarity.

How to Win $1 Billion on Ncaa Basketball: A Mathematician's Tips
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How to Win $1 Billion on Ncaa Basketball: A Mathematician's Tips

Last Thursday, the underground classroom at the National Museum of Mathematics in New York was filled to capacity for a college professor's PowerPoint-aided lecture...

Discovering Two Screens Aren't Better Than One
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Discovering Two Screens Aren't Better Than One

For years, techies have argued that getting an extra monitor or two for your desktop computer is an especially effective way to increase personal productivity.

Building Bicep2: A Conversation with Jamie Bock
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Building Bicep2: A Conversation with Jamie Bock

Caltech Professor of Physics Jamie Bock and his collaborators announced on March 17, 2014 that they have successfully measured a B-mode polarization signal in the...

Facebook's Security Chief Talks Encryption Plan
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Facebook's Security Chief Talks Encryption Plan

Facebook has built its business upon the sharing of content between people worldwide, but protecting that data is a gargantuan responsibility—one that demands an...

Roomba Creator: Robot Doubles Need More Charisma
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Roomba Creator: Robot Doubles Need More Charisma

Colin Angle is co-founder and CEO of iRobot in Bedford, Massachusetts.

Three Questions For Leslie Lamport, Winner of Computing's Top Prize
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Three Questions For Leslie Lamport, Winner of Computing's Top Prize

This year's winner of the Turing Award—often referred to as the Nobel Prize of computing—was announced yesterday as Leslie Lamport, a computer scientist whose research...

When Big Data Marketing Becomes Stalking
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When Big Data Marketing Becomes Stalking

Many of us now expect our online activities to be recorded and analyzed, but we assume that the physical spaces we inhabit are different.

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Why Google Doesn't Have a Research Lab

Research vice presidents at some computing giants, such as Microsoft and IBM, rule over divisions housed in dedicated facilities carefully insulated from the rat...

Three Things to Take Away from Cansecwest, Pwn2own
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Three Things to Take Away from Cansecwest, Pwn2own

Browsers, brokers, and BIOS: You could safely call that triumvirate the past, present, and future of security, but you'd be wrong.

The Future of Brain Implants
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The Future of Brain Implants

What would you give for a retinal chip that let you see in the dark or for a next-generation cochlear implant that let you hear any conversation in a noisy restaurant...

The Search For Life Across the ­niverse
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The Search For Life Across the ­niverse

When Jeremy Drake was beginning his career in the late 1980s, the question of whether or not we are alone in the universe still seemed beyond the realm of scienc...

Hacking Your Dna
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Hacking Your Dna

Keeping track of what we reveal about ourselves each day—through email and text messages, Amazon purchases and Facebook "likes"—is hard enough.

A Close Look at the Nsa's Most Powerful Internet Attack Tool
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A Close Look at the Nsa's Most Powerful Internet Attack Tool

We already knew that the NSA has weaponized the Internet, enabling it to "shoot" exploits at anyone it desires.

The Data Brokers: Selling Your Personal Information
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The Data Brokers: Selling Your Personal Information

Over the past six months or so, a huge amount of attention has been paid to government snooping, and the bulk collection and storage of vast amounts of raw data...

Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview
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Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview

At 58, Bill Gates is not only the richest man in the world, with a fortune that now exceeds $76 billion, but he may also be the most optimistic.

Flight 370 and the Terror of Being Off the Grid
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Flight 370 and the Terror of Being Off the Grid

How can a commercial airliner go missing?
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