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The Best Web Browser on the Planet

I like to think of myself as the Dick Cheney of the Browser Wars—an unyielding proponent of greater and greater hostilities between the developers working on Chrome...

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'don't Be Evil,' Meet 'spy on Everyone': How the Nsa Deal Could Kill Google

The company once known for its "don't be evil" motto is now in bed with the spy agency known for the mass surveillance of American citizens. The National Security...

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Can You Trust Chinese Computer Equipment?

As you surely know, Google has accused China of hacking into its systems and is considering pulling out of China altogether. The U.S. government is taking this...

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Don't Let Politicians Forget the E Word

Hugh Griffiths is chair of the executive committee of the Campaign for Science & Engineering (CaSE) and chair in intelligent radar systems at University College...

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Don't Become a Tool of Hegemony, Google!

President of People's Daily Online He Jiazheng speaks on Internet freedom: The Google-China dispute shows a strategic position change of the United States. In...

U.s. Enables Chinese Hacking of Google
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U.s. Enables Chinese Hacking of Google

Google made headlines when it went public with the fact that Chinese hackers had penetrated some of its services, such as Gmail, in a politically motivated attempt...

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Comment: Internet New Shot in the Arm For US Hegemony

Over the past 40 years, the US has been dominating the world Internet as the core technique holder with an inherent advantage of being the cradle of the Internet...

Taking Your Network's Temperature
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Taking Your Network's Temperature

A prescription for capturing data to diagnose and debug a networking problem.

Open Access to Scientific Publications
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Open Access to Scientific Publications

In his July 2009 Communications editor's letter "Open, Closed, or Clopen Access?", editor-in-chief Moshe Vardi addressed...

The Need For a National Cybersecurity R&D Agenda
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The Need For a National Cybersecurity R&D Agenda

Government-funded initiatives, in cooperation with private-sector partners in key technology areas, are fundamental to cybersecurity technical transformation.

Why an Informatics Degree?
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Why an Informatics Degree?

Isn't computer science enough?

Not Seeing the Crime For the Cameras?
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Not Seeing the Crime For the Cameras?

Why it is difficult — but essential — to monitor the effectiveness of security technologies.

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A Conversation With Google

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has long defended his company's decision to do business in China despite the restrictions that Beijing imposes on Internet freedom. Nevertheless...

Does Dearth of Info Security Pros Pose Risk?
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Does Dearth of Info Security Pros Pose Risk?

Dickie George, the technical director of the U.S. National Security Agency's (NSA's) Information Assurance Directorate, says the shortage of cybersecurity professionals...

Q&A: Researcher Karsten Nohl on Mobile Eavesdropping
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Q&A: Researcher Karsten Nohl on Mobile Eavesdropping

Last week brought some bad news for mobile phone users. German security expert Karsten Nohl demonstrated how easy it is to eavesdrop on GSM-based (Global System...

Q&A: Researcher Karsten Nohl on Mobile Eavesdropping
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Q&A: Researcher Karsten Nohl on Mobile Eavesdropping

Last week brought some bad news for mobile phone users. German security expert Karsten Nohl demonstrated how easy it is to eavesdrop on GSM-based (Global System...

Is Aviation Security Mostly For Show?
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Is Aviation Security Mostly For Show?

Last week's attempted terror attack on an airplane heading from Amsterdam to Detroit has given rise to a bunch of familiar questions. How did the explosives get...

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TSA To Save Print Media? No Electronics On International Flights? What A Joke.

With the caveat that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has yet to confirm any of this on its Web site, there are several indications that orders have...

Q&A: HP's Running Man
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Q&A: HP's Running Man

Prith Banerjee discusses collaborating with universities, his startup experiences, and Hewlett-Packard Lab's approach to research and development.

The Evolution of Platform Thinking
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The Evolution of Platform Thinking

How platform adoption can be an important determinant of product and technological success.
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