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Senator Rand Paul Talks Tech, Civil Liberties, and Keeping the Government Out of Your Email
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Senator Rand Paul Talks Tech, Civil Liberties, and Keeping the Government Out of Your Email

Rand Paul is having some problems with the jerks back at the office. So today he's bypassing them on a road trip through Silicon Valley.

Forget Google Glass. These Are the Interfaces of the Future
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Forget Google Glass. These Are the Interfaces of the Future

When we talk about design nowadays, the focus has been on the lures (or dangers) of flat design and skeumorphism; whether there should be (or really are any) ...

The Fbi's New Wiretapping Plan Is Great News For Criminals
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The Fbi's New Wiretapping Plan Is Great News For Criminals

The FBI wants a new law that will make it easier to wiretap the Internet.

How and Why to Teach Your Kids to Code
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How and Why to Teach Your Kids to Code

Whether or not your child grows up to be the next Zuckerberg, programming is a highly useful skill for him or her to learn.

The Banality of 'don’t Be Evil'
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The Banality of 'don’t Be Evil'

"The New Digital Age" is a startlingly clear and provocative blueprint for technocratic imperialism, from two of its leading witch doctors, Eric Schmidt and Jared...

Charlie Rose Talks to Tumblr's David Karp
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Charlie Rose Talks to Tumblr's David Karp

What made you decide that this was the right time to sell—and that Yahoo! was the right buyer?

The Quantified Brain of a Self-Tracking Neuroscientist
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The Quantified Brain of a Self-Tracking Neuroscientist

Russell Poldrack, a neuroscientist at the University of Texas at Austin, is undertaking some intense introspection.

Why the Html5 Standard Fight Matters
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Why the Html5 Standard Fight Matters

Today, EFF announced that it was making a formal objection to including consideration of digital rights management (DRM) in the First Public Working Draft from...

Apple Has More Game-Changing Tech in the Works, Says Ceo Tim Cook
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Apple Has More Game-Changing Tech in the Works, Says Ceo Tim Cook

Last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook spent a lot of time answering questions about how Apple would be different from what it was under Steve Jobs, and just how he would...

Why Moma Is Exhibiting Tetris and Pac-Man
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Why Moma Is Exhibiting Tetris and Pac-Man

Last November, the Museum of Modern Art said that it had acquired 14 videogames, adding working copies and the source code of games like Tetris and The Sims to...

Why the New Google-Nasa Partnership Marks a New Era in the History of Computing
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Why the New Google-Nasa Partnership Marks a New Era in the History of Computing

It's easy to become jaded about announcements in the tech world.

Search Me: Online Reputation Management
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Search Me: Online Reputation Management

A few weeks ago, I Googled a pub to find out where it was.

Flame One Year Later
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Flame One Year Later

It's been a year since the first reports of the Flame malware surfaced, and looking back at the 12 months since then, it seems more and more each day that the discovery...

Government Plan to Build 'back Doors' For Online Surveillance Could Create Dangerous Vulnerabilities
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Government Plan to Build 'back Doors' For Online Surveillance Could Create Dangerous Vulnerabilities

Recently, the FBI has been attacking the "going dark" problem—that is, its inability to read all electronic communications—from both legal and technological angles...

Can Patents Keep ­p with Technology?
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Can Patents Keep ­p with Technology?


Building Supercomputers with Raspberries
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Building Supercomputers with Raspberries

At some point in the not-too-distant future, building powerful, miniature computing systems will be considered a hobby for high schoolers, just as robotics or even...

Jony Ive's New Look For Ios 7: Black, White, and Flat All Over
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Jony Ive's New Look For Ios 7: Black, White, and Flat All Over

With the grand unveiling of Apple’s next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what...

Meet the Man Who Sold a Month-Old App to Dropbox For $100m
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Meet the Man Who Sold a Month-Old App to Dropbox For $100m

When Mailbox sold itself to Dropbox for a reported $100 million or so this March, the month-old iPhone app wasn’t even available to the public.

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Thoughts on Pew's Latest Report: Notable Findings on Race and Privacy

Pew Internet and American Life Project (in collaboration with Berkman) unveiled a brilliant report about "Teens, Social Media, and Privacy." As a researcher who's...

Telecom's Big Players Hold Back the Future
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Telecom's Big Players Hold Back the Future

If you were going to look for ground zero in the fight against a rapidly consolidating telecom and cable industry, you might end up on the fifth floor of the Benjamin...
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