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Technology Lessons from the Wikileaks Saga
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Technology Lessons from the Wikileaks Saga

There's already debate about whether Wikileaks's release of 92,000 classified documents on the war in Afghanistan was more of a milestone in the annals of national...

Charging the Wikileaks Leaker with Treason Would Be Absurd
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Charging the Wikileaks Leaker with Treason Would Be Absurd

Should Pvt. Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst charged with leaking troves of classified documents to WikiLeaks, be tried for treason? And what about...

I Tweet, Therefore I Am
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I Tweet, Therefore I Am

On a recent lazy Saturday morning, my daughter and I lolled on a blanket in our front yard, snacking on apricots, listening to a download of E. B. White reading...

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Protecting Privacy

On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog but advertisers may infer that you own one. The flow of information from users of the internet both to social networks...

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The Wikileaks Paradox

Is radical transparency compatible with total anonymity?

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Cyberwar Is Hell

While we obsessed over Russian spies, top diplomats were working to stop a greater espionage problem: the threat of cyberwarfare.

An Interview With Edsger W. Dijkstra
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An Interview With Edsger W. Dijkstra

The computer science luminary, in one of his last interviews before his death in 2002, reflects on a programmer's life.

Rights For Autonomous Artificial Agents?
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Rights For Autonomous Artificial Agents?

The growing role of artificial agents necessitates modifying legal frameworks to better address human interests.

Remembrances of Things Pest
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Remembrances of Things Pest

Recalling malware milestones.

Presenting Your Project
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Presenting Your Project

The what, the how, and the why of giving an effective presentation.

Has China Caught Up in IT?
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Has China Caught Up in IT?

An assessment of the relative achievements in IT infrastructure, firms, and innovation in China.

Preparing Computer Science Students For the Robotics Revolution
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Preparing Computer Science Students For the Robotics Revolution

Robotics will inspire dramatic changes in the CS curriculum.

Is the Internet a Maturing Market?
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Is the Internet a Maturing Market?

Two concerns dominate the current debates over U.S. Internet policy: the relatively low level of U.S. broadband...

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Killed By Code: Software Transparency in Implantable Medical Devices

Software is an integral component of a range of devices that perform critical, lifesaving functions and basic daily tasks. As patients grow more reliant on computerized...

Five Things that Could Topple Facebook's Empire
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Five Things that Could Topple Facebook's Empire

Facebook is primed to announce this week that it's amassed a half billion active friends, a milestone reinforcing its status as the king of social networks—a company...

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Protecting the Data You Don't Even Know You Have

Let's assume for a moment that Google's collection of Wi-Fi "payload" data really was unintentional. And that Google never used the data, didn't even know it...

Search Top Secret America's Database of Private Spooks
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Search Top Secret America's Database of Private Spooks

Figuring out exactly who's cashing in on the post-9/11 boom in secret programs just got a whole lot easier.

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The Google Algorithm

Google handles nearly two-thirds of Internet search queries worldwide. Analysts reckon that most Web sites rely on the search engine for half of their traffic....

Wendy Tan-White on Skeptical Men and Twitter Success
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Wendy Tan-White on Skeptical Men and Twitter Success

Wendy Tan-White says the corporate world needs to take social media and the Internet far more seriously, but instead is allowing bureaucracy and uncertainty to...

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Cutting and Pasting: A Senior Thesis By (insert Name)

A friend who teaches at a well-known eastern university told me recently that plagiarism was turning him into a cop.
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