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Christopher Soghoian
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Christopher Soghoian

Christopher Soghoian sniffs out security holes and privacy shortcomings on the Web. Then he urges companies that are responsible—Google, AT&T, and Dropbox have...

New Guide from Eff: Keeping Your Site Alive
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New Guide from Eff: Keeping Your Site Alive

Denial of service attacks—flooding Web sites with traffic in order to make them unavailable to the public—have become an increasingly popular way to take down or...

Q&A: What Women Want
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Q&A: What Women Want

Harvey Mudd College president Maria Klawe talks about increasing the number of women who study computer science.

Seven Lessons From Bad History
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Seven Lessons From Bad History

Journalists, historians, and the invention of email.

Don't Feel Bad If You Can't Predict the Future
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Don't Feel Bad If You Can't Predict the Future

Wise experts and powerful machines are no match for chaotic events and human declarations. Beware of their predictions and be humble in your own.

Automated Prediction: Perception, Law, and Policy
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Automated Prediction: Perception, Law, and Policy

A few predictions about predictions.

The Need to Balance Innovation and Implementation in Broadening Participation
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The Need to Balance Innovation and Implementation in Broadening Participation

Seeking to improve the process for writing and reviewing proposals for new educational programs.

Author Order: What Science Can Learn from the Arts
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Author Order: What Science Can Learn from the Arts

Some thoughts about author order in research papers.

Alan and I
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Alan and I

A personal account of Alan Turing's life and impact.

Bring It: A Call For Candidates to Debate Science Policy
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Bring It: A Call For Candidates to Debate Science Policy

Innovation, economic growth, and climate change are just a few of the challenges and opportunities that face the U.S. They are also firmly linked to science.

Why Apple Might Be Better Off Losing Its Patent Lawsuit
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Why Apple Might Be Better Off Losing Its Patent Lawsuit

Could it be in Apple’s self-interest to lose its bitter court battle with Samsung?

Forget the Desktop
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Forget the Desktop

Every morning I wake up too early, reach for my iPad, and scan the morning's tech headlines. This is a pathetic enough existence, but the Web sites I frequent aren't...

Plagiarism, Defamation, and the Power of Hyperlinks
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Plagiarism, Defamation, and the Power of Hyperlinks

What do Fareed Zakaria, Jonah Lehrer, and Gawker Media have in common? In different ways, the incidents that have thrust all three into the news recently help to...

Will the Next Election Be Hacked?
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Will the Next Election Be Hacked?

Two years ago, hackers gained access to an online voting system created by the District of Columbia and altered every ballot on behalf of their own preferred candidates...

Five Things I've Learned from 20 Years of Email
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Five Things I've Learned from 20 Years of Email

It's been 20 years since I got my first-ever email address. Back then, I read email with a 2,400 bps modem. Today, emails reach me instantaneously on my phone whereever...

Paul Otellini 
on Intel and the Pc's Evolution
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Paul Otellini 
on Intel and the Pc's Evolution

Since taking over as CEO in 2005, Otellini has focused on pushing Intel beyond the PC.

Exploring the Planets Enriches ­S at Home
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Exploring the Planets Enriches ­S at Home

NASA's newest marvel, a one-ton rover named Curiosity, has been set down with all the delicacy of a carton of eggs on the surface of Mars.

There's Only One Truly Open Platform: The Web
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There's Only One Truly Open Platform: The Web

As Twitter and Facebook continue to fight a variety of skirmishes in the ongoing "platform wars," with both companies trying to control as much of their networks...

Why High-Frequency Trading Doesn't Compute
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Why High-Frequency Trading Doesn't Compute

Wall Street is no autobahn. Traders pushing pedal to the metal risk hurtling into the Buttonwood Trees.

15 Technologies of Today We'll Still Be ­sing in 2030
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15 Technologies of Today We'll Still Be ­sing in 2030

Sure, we now have faster, smaller computers, smartphones that talk back to you, and smart TVs, but in so many areas of technology the pace of change is slower than ...
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