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Shady Rat Hacking Is Not About China

Jeffrey Carr, author of O'Reilly Media's Inside Cyber Warfare, argues that McAfee's supposed revelations about large-scale Chinese hacking attacks are a smokescreen...

Meet Dark Tangent, the Hacker Behind Black Hat and Def Con
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Meet Dark Tangent, the Hacker Behind Black Hat and Def Con

The word "hacker" evokes all kinds of scary images. But Jeff Moss says hackers are exactly what the world needs more of, because they can make the Internet safer...

David Ferrucci, Lead Researcher of Ibm's Watson Project
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David Ferrucci, Lead Researcher of Ibm's Watson Project

How do you improve on a computer that beat the world's best Jeopardy! players? Have Watson team up with humanity.

The Next Mars Rover
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The Next Mars Rover

Maria Zuber, the Earle A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics and Planetary Science and head of MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, says...

From Gamification to Intelligence Amplification to The Singularity
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From Gamification to Intelligence Amplification to The Singularity

I've been thinking about the combination of artificial intelligence and intelligence amplification and specifically the symbiosis of these two things. And the...

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The Auteur vs. the Committee

At Apple, one is the magic number.

The Edison of Silicon Valley
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The Edison of Silicon Valley

Steve Perlman, Silicon Valley’s self-styled Thomas Edison, has found a way to increase wireless capacity by a factor of 1,000.

Bob Young on Collaboration, Innovation, and Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
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Bob Young on Collaboration, Innovation, and Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Bob Young knows about open source and innovation. He's co-founder and former CEO of Red Hat. Founder and CEO of Lulu. Here are the lessons he's learned from open...

Bob Young on Collaboration, Innovation, and Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
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Bob Young on Collaboration, Innovation, and Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Bob Young knows about open source and innovation. He's co-founder and former CEO of Red Hat. Founder and CEO of Lulu. Here are the lessons he's learned from open...

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Can We Make Machines Listen More Carefully?

You probably use voice recognition technology already, if in a limited capacity. Maybe you use Google's voice-activated search, or take advantage of its (somewhat...

'i Fear the Net Will Soon Become a War Zone'
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'i Fear the Net Will Soon Become a War Zone'

Evgeny Kaspersky is one of Russia's top Internet virus hunters. In an interview, he discusses a raft of recent hacker attacks on multinationals, the "total professionals"...

'i Fear the Net Will Soon Become a War Zone'
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'i Fear the Net Will Soon Become a War Zone'

Evgeny Kaspersky is one of Russia's top Internet virus hunters. In an interview, he discusses a raft of recent hacker attacks on multinationals, the "total professionals"...

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Decoding Your Email Personality

Imagine, if you will, a young Mark Zuckerberg circa 2003, tapping out mail messages from his Harvard dorm room. It's a safe bet he never would have guessed that...

Why Twitter Should Double Its Character Limit
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Why Twitter Should Double Its Character Limit

Five years ago this month, Twitter opened itself up to the public. The new service, initially called Twttr, was born out of software engineer Jack Dorsey's fascination...

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The Internet of Things (infographic)

When we think of being connected to the Internet, our minds immediately shift to our computers, phones, and most recently tablets. This week at Cisco live, I...

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Leadership of Cyber Warriors

Leadership is a core competency of the officers, warrant officers, and non-commissioned officers across the military services. A principle tenant of leadership...

Storage Strife
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Storage Strife

Beware keeping data in binary format.

Geography Is Alive and Well in Virtual Teams
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Geography Is Alive and Well in Virtual Teams

Just because a team is virtual, it doesn't mean geography is dead.

The Campaign to Terrify You About Emp
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The Campaign to Terrify You About Emp

From Newt Gingrich to a Congressional "EMP Caucus," some conservatives warn the electronics-frying blast could pose gravely underestimated dangers to the U.S.

Could What Happened to Myspace Happen to Facebook?
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Could What Happened to Myspace Happen to Facebook?

MySpace fell from grace for several reasons. First, they sacrificed the service's integrity in pursuit of monetization. For those who remember, the user experience...
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