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Cyberwar Is the New Yellowcake, Fueling a Cybersecurity-Industrial Complex
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Cyberwar Is the New Yellowcake, Fueling a Cybersecurity-Industrial Complex

In last month's State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to pass "legislation that will secure our country from the growing dangers of cyber...

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A Cyber Risk to the ­.s.

In a recent briefing to Congress about worldwide threats, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III said that the danger of cyberattacks will equal or surpass the danger...

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No Objections to Nano?

Some forms of biotechnology have become notoriously controversial. Genetic modification of crops, for example, altered the food supply in ways some consumers...

A Discussion With David Farber: Bandwidth, Cyber Security, and the Obsolescence of the Internet
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A Discussion With David Farber: Bandwidth, Cyber Security, and the Obsolescence of the Internet

Internet technology veteran David Farber projects that within a decade, computers will be outfitted with optical connections rather than pins for networking, and...

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Facebook Is Using You

Last week, Facebook filed documents with the government that will allow it to sell shares of stock to the public. It is estimated to be worth at least $75 billion...

'a Clockwork Orange' Strikes 40
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'a Clockwork Orange' Strikes 40

The New York Times recently ran an opinion piece about the concept of a morality pill, a theoretical-but-apparently-not-implausible panacea for humankind's ethical...

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Privacy, Technology, and Law

Every day, those of us who live in the digital world give little bits of ourselves away. On Facebook and LinkedIn. To servers that store our email, Google searches...

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How to Tackle Cybersecurity

There is a right way and a wrong way to address cybersecurity.

Beyond Sopa
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Beyond Sopa

We welcomed the collapse this month of two flawed bills to prevent online piracy, bills that could have stifled speech and undermined Internet safety. But piracy...

How Can the U.s. Seize a 'hong Kong Site' Like Megaupload?
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How Can the U.s. Seize a 'hong Kong Site' Like Megaupload?

The Megaupload takedown, and the arrest of its key employees, might seem to vindicate late 1990s worries about the Internet and jurisdiction. Does putting a site...

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Why 2012, Despite Privacy Fears, Isn't Like Orwell's 1984

Last week was a remarkable one for the Web: A week that proved George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" incredibly prescient yet woefully incorrect.

What Have We Learned About Software Engineering?
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What Have We Learned About Software Engineering?

Upon closer examination, everything old appears to be new again in the realm of software engineering.

Emotion and Security
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Emotion and Security

Examining the role of human emotional response in making complex security-related decisions.

Wanton Acts of Debuggery
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Wanton Acts of Debuggery

Keep your debug messages clear, useful, and not annoying.

Yet Another Technology Cusp
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Yet Another Technology Cusp: Confusion, Vendor Wars, and Opportunities

Considering the unexpected risks associated with seemingly minor technological changes.

Peer Instruction
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Peer Instruction: A Teaching Method to Foster Deep Understanding

How the computing education community can learn from physics education.

Incentive Auctions
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Incentive Auctions

Reallocating valuable wireless spectrum can generate billions of dollars in revenue to the U.S. federal government while also benefiting consumers.

Why America's Spies Struggle To Keep ­p
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Why America's Spies Struggle To Keep ­p

Before Sept. 11, 2011, there were 16 intelligence agencies in the United States.

Stephen Hawking's New Pc
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Stephen Hawking's New Pc

Intel application engineer Travis Bonifield has been working closely with Hawking to communicate with the world for a decade.

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Internet Access Is Not a Human Right

From the streets of Tunis to Tahrir Square and beyond, protests around the world last year were built on the Internet and the many devices that interact with...
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