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Why Private Companies Won't Make ­p For Cuts in Government Science Funding
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Why Private Companies Won't Make ­p For Cuts in Government Science Funding

The budget cuts that took effect last week could wipe out as much as $54 billion in federal funding of science, research, and innovation over the next five years...

Lars Rasmussen: The Brains Behind Facebook's Future
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Lars Rasmussen: The Brains Behind Facebook's Future

For a man that made his career out of helping millions of people find their way around, Lars Rasmussen is frank about his own navigational shortcomings.

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Shedding More Light on National Security Letters

Our users trust Google with a lot of very important data, whether it’s emails, photos, documents, posts or videos.

Are We Really Facing Cyberwar?
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Are We Really Facing Cyberwar?

A few weeks ago I was standing by a railway track in the small town of Gaithersburg in Maryland as a CSX freight train blasted through the level crossing; its horn...

Google Services Should Not Require Real Names: Vint Cerf
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Google Services Should Not Require Real Names: Vint Cerf

In the face of increasing government-led crackdowns on social media, Google Inc. should not force Internet users to reveal their real names for some services, including...

Why Teens Are Tiring of Facebook
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Why Teens Are Tiring of Facebook

To understand where teens like to spend their virtual time nowadways, just watch them on their smartphones.

Mobile Computing Is Just Getting Started
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Mobile Computing Is Just Getting Started

Mobile computers are spreading faster than any other consumer technology in history.

How the Cloud and Big Data Might Help Win the Hacker Wars
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How the Cloud and Big Data Might Help Win the Hacker Wars

Hewlett-Packard's senior VP and head of its Software Enterprise Security Products, Art Gilliland, is speaking today at the RSA Security conference in San Francisco...

Carly Fiorina on Marissa, Sheryl, and Women in Tech
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Carly Fiorina on Marissa, Sheryl, and Women in Tech

Before Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg became the faces of female leadership in Silicon Valley, there was Carly Fiorina.

Hackers Could ­se 'the Internet of Things' to Turn Everyday Devices Into Paths of Attack
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Hackers Could ­se 'the Internet of Things' to Turn Everyday Devices Into Paths of Attack

The "Internet of Things" is great—we'll soon be able to build apps for our cars, thermostats, refrigerators, and more. But what happens when attackers get into...

Interview with Creators of Romo Iphone Robot
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Interview with Creators of Romo Iphone Robot

One of the biggest charmers at TED2013 so far has been Romo the Robot, who rolled and whizzed around the stage with one of his creators, Keller Rinaudo.

The 3 Most-Important Things at Mobile World Congress
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The 3 Most-Important Things at Mobile World Congress

Gadget fans walked away this week from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the annual geek fest for connected devices, grumbling about a glaring lack of breakthrough...

Why Marissa Mayer's Ban on Remote Working at Yahoo Could Backfire Badly
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Why Marissa Mayer's Ban on Remote Working at Yahoo Could Backfire Badly

Not long after her arrival at Yahoo, new CEO Marissa Mayer started handing out carrots to her new employees, including new smartphones, free food, and other Google...

What China's Hackers Get Wrong About Washington
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What China's Hackers Get Wrong About Washington

"Start asking security experts which powerful Washington institutions have been penetrated by Chinese cyberspies," report my colleagues Craig Timberg and Ellen...

How Google Did the Right Thing with the Nascar Crash Video, and Why It Matters
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How Google Did the Right Thing with the Nascar Crash Video, and Why It Matters

At a NASCAR event on Saturday, debris created by a serious crash flew into the stands and injured a number of fans.

Steve Ballmer on the Strategy Behind His Strangest Product
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Steve Ballmer on the Strategy Behind His Strangest Product

Windows 8, the most recent version of Microsoft's operating system, is the most ambitious and the strangest major product ever released by the software giant.

Calling Out the Robocaller
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Calling Out the Robocaller

Last month, the Haggler was sitting at home when the phone rang.

Inside Google's Ultrabook Gambit
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Inside Google's Ultrabook Gambit

Cloud computing has been around for some time now. But not many people believe they can do all their computing in the cloud. Not many, that is, outside the brainaics...

How Secure Is the Papal Election?
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How Secure Is the Papal Election?

As the College of Cardinals prepares to elect a new pope, security people like me wonder about the process. How does it work, and just how hard would it be to hack...

The Definitive Story of Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, and Phone Phreaking
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The Definitive Story of Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, and Phone Phreaking

Like the flap of a butterfly's wings causing a hurricane half a world away, the ripples of unintended consequences from Ron Rosenbaum's "Secrets of the Little Blue...
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