Alcatel-Lucent has demonstrated fiber-like data-transfer speeds over telephone wiring—but will ISPs adopt it?
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I’m MIT Technology Review's chief correspondent, keeping an eye most often on the world of information and communication technologies—and asking my kids when I don’t understand what’s going on. Recent projects have taken me to Kenya to write about mobile-phone-based health initiatives, and Germany to explore how they’ll ramp up renewable power while closing down nuclear plants. My 2008 feature on the Obama campaign’s social-networking operation was selected for The Best Technology Writing 2009.
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A giant case shows Russian hacker gangs remain a potent force, and provides fuel to arguments for mandatory sharing of computer attack information between industry and government.
Companies are working to provide long-distance Internet services to rural areas via unused TV spectrum.
A new report gives a wide range for what cybercrime and espionage actually cost the United States and the world.
Cuba's new state-run cybercafes charge 70 cents an hour for the Cuban version, and $5 for the global one. And please hand over your national ID card.
Kenyan tech leaders say the high-flying Internet balloons may not be a realistic networking solution for their continent.
Developers complain that by banning facial recognition for Glass, Google is hindering doctors, police, and others.
The same big U.S. Internet companies that reportedly handed over data wholesale to the NSA have been promising compliance with tough EU privacy standards.
Engineers seek a cheaper biodegradable polymer.
In a new book, a leading researcher tells how cyber forensic work investigates militarization and espionage.