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Programming the Global Brain
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Programming the Global Brain

Considering how we can improve our understanding and utilization of the emerging human-computer network constituting the global brain.

Programming Goes Back to School
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Programming Goes Back to School

Broadening participation by integrating game design into middle school curricula. View a video featuring author Alexander Repenning about using games to introduce...

Digitization and Copyright
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Digitization and Copyright: Some Recent Evidence from Music

Examining the effects of stealing on producers and consumers.

The Future of the Past
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The Future of the Past

Reflections on the changing face of the history of computing.

Design For Symbiosis
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Design For Symbiosis

Promoting more harmonious paths for technological innovators and expressive creators in the Internet age.

Tina Seelig
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Tina Seelig

Stanford University’s Technology Ventures leader discusses tools to enhance creativity, how entrepreneurs can create ingenious products more efficiently, and ways...

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From the Birthplace of Big Brother

The George W. Bush team must be consumed with envy. Britain's government is preparing sweeping new legislation that would let the country's domestic intelligence...

Web Freedom Faces Geatest Threat Ever, Warns Google's Sergey Brin
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Web Freedom Faces Geatest Threat Ever, Warns Google's Sergey Brin

The principles of openness and universal access that underpinned the creation of the Internet three decades ago are under greater threat than ever, according to...

Facebook's Telescope on Human Behavior
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Facebook's Telescope on Human Behavior

Cameron Marlow, the leader of Facebook's efforts to mine its piles of data, says the effort can help explain why people act as they do.

How Will the New Law on Cookies Affect Internet Browsing?
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How Will the New Law on Cookies Affect Internet Browsing?

We are being watched.

The Coming Drone Arms Race
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The Coming Drone Arms Race

Another terrorist overseas dies in a U.S. armed drone strike. This far from uncommon occurrence is an impressive reminder of the U.S. drone program’s remarkable...

Susan Buck Empowers Women in Tech
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Susan Buck Empowers Women in Tech

Susan Buck advises parents to get their daughters involved in technology at an early age. Part of her job at the University of Pennsylvania is teaching students...

Hacks of Valor
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Hacks of Valor

Over the past year, the U.S. government has begun to think of Anonymous, the online network phenomenon, as a threat to national security.

Jeffrey Bigham: ­sing the Crowd to Help People With Disabilities
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Jeffrey Bigham: ­sing the Crowd to Help People With Disabilities

Jeffrey Bigham's research uses Web-based applications and crowdsourcing to help people with disabilities in near real-time. Is it any surprise he won a NSF Career...

How China Steals Our Secrets
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How China Steals Our Secrets

For the last two months, senior government officials and private-sector experts have paraded before Congress and described in alarming terms a silent threat: cyberattacks...

Can Tunisia Become the Silicon Valley of the Arab World?
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Can Tunisia Become the Silicon Valley of the Arab World?

The country could be a model for how economic innovation can help the changing Middle East succeed.

Cyber and Drone Attacks May Change Warfare More Than the Machine Gun
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Cyber and Drone Attacks May Change Warfare More Than the Machine Gun

Information technology is changing the way nations wage war, with philosophical and ethical perspectives struggling to keep pace with those changes.  

Vint Cerf Attacks European Internet Policy
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Vint Cerf Attacks European Internet Policy

Mr. Cerf, often called the father of the Internet, said that the so-called "right to be forgotten" online was "not possible to achieve."

Cyber and Drone Attacks May Change Warfare More Than the Machine Gun
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Cyber and Drone Attacks May Change Warfare More Than the Machine Gun

From state-sponsored cyberattacks to autonomous robotic weapons, 21st century war is increasingly disembodied.

The Grill: David D. Clark
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The Grill: David D. Clark

In an interview, Massachusetts Institute of Technology research scientist David D. Clark says the Internet's biggest benefit is its intermediation of people getting...
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