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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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New technology deciphers—and empowers—the millions who talk back to their televisions through the Web.
The "most technologically sophisticated" malware uses clever communications tricks and encryption to avoid disruption.
It's the dark side of innovation: how crooks peddling fake antivirus software have gamed the Web in a billion-dollar rip-off.
The framework for a "web of trust" is still in its infancy, and a pending bill could endanger it.
After PlayStation Network was hacked into, the company should have been quicker to share information with users, experts say.
The White House takes two steps in a week to bolster its Internet security strategy.
Searches for images of the happy couple may lead to viruses, thanks to hackers who increasingly harness popular search terms.
Bringing high-performance software to mobile devices
Earthquake-detection technology investment pays off for Japan.