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Scale Failure
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Scale Failure

Using a tool for the wrong job is OK until the day when it isn't.

Security of the Internet and the Known Unknowns
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Security of the Internet and the Known Unknowns

Seeking answers to questions about Internet vulnerabilities.

The Myth of the Elevator Pitch
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The Myth of the Elevator Pitch

Instead of pitching, listen and offer.

Why Computer Scientists Should Care About Cyber Conflict and U.S. National Security Policy
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Why Computer Scientists Should Care About Cyber Conflict and U.S. National Security Policy

Cybersecurity and policy issues for computer scientists.

Daniela Rus Named Csail Director
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Daniela Rus Named Csail Director

Daniela Rus, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named the next director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial...

'barcode Everyone at Birth'
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'barcode Everyone at Birth'

If I were empress of the Universe I would insist on every individual having a unique ID permanently attached—a barcode if you will—an implanted chip to provide...

Meet the Man Who Invented the Instructions For the Internet
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Meet the Man Who Invented the Instructions For the Internet

Steve Crocker was there when the Internet was born.

What Does Facebook's $100 Billion Ipo Mean For You?
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What Does Facebook's $100 Billion Ipo Mean For You?

More ads.

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First Amendment Protection For Search Engine Search Results

Google commissioned me to write this White Paper ("First Amendment Protection for Search Engine Search Results"), so I thought I’d pass it along. I wrote the paper...

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Beware the Creeping Cracks of Bias

Alarming cracks are starting to penetrate deep into the scientific edifice. They threaten the status of science and its value to society. And they cannot be blamed...

Thomas Sterling: 'i Think We Will Never Reach Zettaflops'
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Thomas Sterling: 'i Think We Will Never Reach Zettaflops'

As supercomputing makes its way through the petascale era, the future of the technology has never seemed so uncertain.

Why Do Our Best and Brightest End ­p in Silicon Valley and Not D.c.?
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Why Do Our Best and Brightest End ­p in Silicon Valley and Not D.c.?

Recently I visited one of the primary ventricles of Silicon Valley's investment culture, Google Ventures.

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The Giants Among ­S

The patent world is quietly undergoing a change of seismic proportions. In a few short years, a handful of entities have amassed vast treasuries of patents on an...

Now 4 Billion People Know the Joy of Txt
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Now 4 Billion People Know the Joy of Txt

Here's a question: What's bigger and far more important than Facebook? Hint: it's very low-tech and doesn't need a smartphone or even an Internet connection.

­.n. Efforts Put Internet Freedom at Risk
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­.n. Efforts Put Internet Freedom at Risk

A mounting effort to transform a United Nations agency into a global Internet regulator is threatening to undo decades of policymaking that helped the Internet...

Silicon Valley Needs to End Its Snobbery About Computer Science Degrees
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Silicon Valley Needs to End Its Snobbery About Computer Science Degrees

I don't have a computer science degree. There, I said it. At too many companies around Silicon Valley that would make me unemployable.

I (robot) Thee Wed
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I (robot) Thee Wed

It's hard to think of a more attention-grabbing title than "Robots, Men, and Sex Tourism"—especially in the academic world.

The Flight From Conversation
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The Flight From Conversation

We live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. And yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection.

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When Will This Low-Innovation Internet Era End?

It's an age of unprecedented, staggering technological change. Business models are being transformed, lives are being upended, vast new horizons of possibility...

The Call of the Future
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The Call of the Future

In 2009, the United States crossed a digital Rubicon: For the first time, the amount of data sent with mobile devices exceeded the sum of transmitted voice data...
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