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Forget 'the Cloud'; 'the Fog' Is Tech's Future
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Forget 'the Cloud'; 'the Fog' Is Tech's Future

I'm as big a believer in the transformational power of cloud computing as anyone you'll meet.

"we're at Greater Risk": General Keith Alexander
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"we're at Greater Risk": General Keith Alexander

Since Edward Snowden's revelations about government surveillence, we know more about how the National Security Agency has been interpreting Section 215 of the Patriot...

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.

Do We Need Asimov's Laws?
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Do We Need Asimov's Laws?

In 1942, the science fiction author Isaac Asimov published a short story called Runaround in which he introduced three laws that governed the behaviour of robots...

A Sad Day
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A Sad Day

We lost Nereus today

Google Ruling 'astonishing', Says Wikipedia Founder Wales
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Google Ruling 'astonishing', Says Wikipedia Founder Wales

The European Courts of Justice ruled on Tuesday that an individual could demand that "irrelevant or outdated" information be deleted from results.

Ordering Google to Forget
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Ordering Google to Forget

In a ruling that could undermine press freedoms and free speech, the highest court of the European Union said on Tuesday that Google must comply with requests from...

Our Smartphones Are Making Live Tv Better Than Ever
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Our Smartphones Are Making Live Tv Better Than Ever

The history of the Internet is one of lonely ­people trying to find one another.

Amy Robinson, Creative Director
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Amy Robinson, Creative Director

Amy Robinson pulls no punches.

Glenn Greenwald's Pulse-Pounding Tale of Breaking the Snowden Leaks
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Glenn Greenwald's Pulse-Pounding Tale of Breaking the Snowden Leaks

In June 2013, Edward Snowden was sitting in his room at the Mira hotel in Hong Kong, watching the world react to the first of his explosive leaks about the NSA's...

The Peril of Knowledge Everywhere
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The Peril of Knowledge Everywhere

Thanks to advances in technology, we may soon revisit a question raised four centuries ago: Are there things we should try not to know?

A World Digital Library Is Coming True!
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A World Digital Library Is Coming True!

In the scramble to gain market share in cyberspace, something is getting lost: the public interest.

The Not-So-Distant Future When We Can All ­pgrade Our Brains
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The Not-So-Distant Future When We Can All ­pgrade Our Brains

In a decade, cognitive enhancement may have gone mainstream.

Cassini Revisited
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Cassini Revisited

When its handlers finally steer it into a collision course with Saturn in 2017, the spacecraft Cassini will have been in space for two decades, 13 of those years...

Here's How to Learn How Much Your Data Is Worth to Facebook and Google
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Here's How to Learn How Much Your Data Is Worth to Facebook and Google

The anti-virus software company AVG has created PrivacyFix, an app to help you get a handle on just how much you're worth to big-time data players Facebook and...

Former Head of the Nsa and Commander of the ­S Cyber Command, General Keith Alexander
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Former Head of the Nsa and Commander of the ­S Cyber Command, General Keith Alexander

Recently retired director of the U.S. National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command General Keith Alexander was interviewed by Australian Financial...

The Wizard of Minecraft
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The Wizard of Minecraft

It's a wet monday morning in Stockholm, and the door to Markus Persson's office is closed.

Getting Everyday Objects to Think
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Getting Everyday Objects to Think

If the so-called Internet of Things ever becomes one of those proverbial next big things in technology, Thomas Lee, a card-carrying member of the cohort of big...

The Move Toward Computing That Reads Your Mind
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The Move Toward Computing That Reads Your Mind

Like many people in this modern world, I struggle with the tension between the conveniences offered by the latest technology and the loss of privacy that comes...

Want to Learn Quicker? ­se Your Body
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Want to Learn Quicker? ­se Your Body

Ever got to grips with a problem? Picked up a new skill? Grasped a difficult concept? The language of learning is full of references to parts of the body outside...
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