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Microsoft's T.j. Campana
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Microsoft's T.j. Campana

The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit has been spearheading botnet takedowns and other anti-cybercrime operations for many years, and it has had remarkable success.

Will Giving the Internet Eyes and Ears Mean the End of Privacy?
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Will Giving the Internet Eyes and Ears Mean the End of Privacy?

The Internet has turned into a massive surveillance tool.

Welcome to Google Island
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Welcome to Google Island

I awoke aboard a boat, just before daybreak, which was weird.

Is Computing Speed Set to Make a Quantum Leap?
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Is Computing Speed Set to Make a Quantum Leap?

"Our imagination is stretched to the utmost," wrote Richard Feynman, the greatest physicist of his day, "not, as in fiction, to imagine things which are not really...

Paul Otellini's Intel: Can the Company That Built the Future Survive It?
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Paul Otellini's Intel: Can the Company That Built the Future Survive It?

Forty-five years after Intel was founded by Silicon Valley legends Gordon Moore and Bob Noyce, it is the world's leading semiconductor company.

'big Brother' Is Big Business?
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'big Brother' Is Big Business?

The odds are you are not just a face in the crowd any longer.

Calea Ii: Risks of Wiretap Modifications to Endpoints
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Calea Ii: Risks of Wiretap Modifications to Endpoints

I join a group of twenty computer scientists in issuing a report criticizing an FBI plan to require makers of secure communication tools to redesign their systems...

Should Patents Be Awarded to Software?
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Should Patents Be Awarded to Software?

The goal of the U.S. patent system is clear: to provide individuals or companies with an incentive to innovate by offering them 20 years of exclusive rights to...

At Google Conference, Cameras Even in the Bathroom
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At Google Conference, Cameras Even in the Bathroom

The future came crashing down on me this week at the Google I/O developer conference while I stood at a bathroom urinal.

Google Glass Isn't Lame
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Google Glass Isn't Lame

I've spent the last few weeks lowering my expectations for Google Glass.

Strongbox and Aaron Swartz
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Strongbox and Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz was not yet a legend when, almost two years ago, I asked him to build an open-source, anonymous in-box.

Moshe Vardi: Robots Could Put Humans Out of Work By 2045
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Moshe Vardi: Robots Could Put Humans Out of Work By 2045

Robots began replacing human brawn long ago—now they're poised to replace human brains.

Laptop ­
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Laptop ­

Gregory Nagy, a professor of classical Greek literature at Harvard, is a gentle academic of the sort who, asked about the future, will begin speaking of Homer and...

Stanford Professor (former Nasa Official) Explains How Nasa Might Revive the Kepler Space Telescope
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Stanford Professor (former Nasa Official) Explains How Nasa Might Revive the Kepler Space Telescope

NASA officials announced Wednesday, May 15, that the Kepler space telescope—the agency's primary instrument for detecting planets beyond our solar system—had suffered...

Escape Plans
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Escape Plans

When the Russian asteroid became a fireball in the air over Chelyabinsk, destroying buildings and injuring hundreds, we were lucky it wasn’t worse.

A Multi-Screen and Conversational Search Experience
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A Multi-Screen and Conversational Search Experience

Search has always been about giving you the best answers quickly, regardless of what device you use.

The Coming Political Battle Over Bitcoin
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The Coming Political Battle Over Bitcoin

Given that Bitcoin first broke into mainstream attention when Gawker explained how to use it to buy drugs, perhaps the surprise is that it took federal regulators...

Hear Ye, Future Deep Throats: This Is How to Leak to the Press
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Hear Ye, Future Deep Throats: This Is How to Leak to the Press

We now live in a world where public servants informing the public about government behavior or wrongdoing must practice the tradecraft of drug dealers and spies...

Ok, Glass, Don't Make Me Look Stupid
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Ok, Glass, Don't Make Me Look Stupid

A man sitting alone at his kitchen table pauses before eating his breakfast.

New Android Boss Finally Reveals Plans For World's Most Popular Mobile Os
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New Android Boss Finally Reveals Plans For World's Most Popular Mobile Os

For the past few years, Sundar Pichai has been part of a tag-team routine staged at Google's annual I/O developer conference.
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