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Cispa, 'national Security,' and the Nsa's Ability to Read Your Emails
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Cispa, 'national Security,' and the Nsa's Ability to Read Your Emails

This week the House of Representatives is debating the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, the dangerous "cybersecurity" bill that threatens...

Don't Be Evil, but Don't Miss the Train
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Don't Be Evil, but Don't Miss the Train

Back in 2004, as Google prepared to go public, Larry Page and Sergey Brin celebrated the maxim that was supposed to define their company: "Don’t be evil."

Vint Cerf: We Knew What We Were ­nleashing on the World
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Vint Cerf: We Knew What We Were ­nleashing on the World

Vint Cerf invented the protocol that rules them all: TCP/IP.

Nah, Iran Probably Didn't Hack Cia's Stealth Drone
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Nah, Iran Probably Didn't Hack Cia's Stealth Drone

Four months after capturing a crashed U.S. stealth drone near the Iran-Afghanistan border, Tehran claims it has hacked into the ‘bot’s classified mission-control...

How Much Do the Internet Giants Really Know?
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How Much Do the Internet Giants Really Know?

To briefly state the obvious, the Internet giants are seriously big: Google is not only the world's largest search engine, it's one of the top three email providers...

University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Department, Increases Athletic Budgets. Hmm.
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University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Department, Increases Athletic Budgets. Hmm.

In the midst of a technology revolution, with a shortage of engineers and computer scientists, The University of Florida announced this past week that it was dropping...

Neal Stephenson on Science Fiction, Building Towers 20 Kilometers High ... and Insurance
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Neal Stephenson on Science Fiction, Building Towers 20 Kilometers High ... and Insurance

Speaking before a packed lecture theater at MIT earlier this week, Neal Stephenson worried that the gloomy outlook prevalent in modern science fiction may be undermining...

The Troll Toll
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The Troll Toll

When hospitals come upon a technology with a proven track record of saving lives, you'd expect a flood of investment to expand its use, and a race by manufacturers...

How Computers Are Creating a Second Economy Without Workers
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How Computers Are Creating a Second Economy Without Workers

When the disappointing jobs numbers were reported last week (employers added 120,000 jobs in March, about half the number reported in the two previous months),...

Crossing the Software Education Chasm
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Crossing the Software Education Chasm

An Agile approach that exploits cloud computing.

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?

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