More e-mail providers are using encryption, meaning messages can’t be intercepted and read by the NSA or hackers.
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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 new haptic sculpting tool heralds a coming boom in 3-D modeling and manipulation.
Some VCs say the FCC’s latest net neutrality proposal will raise costs for startups that need fast connections or use a lot of bandwidth.
Tiny hardware imperfections in smartphone and tablet accelerometers lead to unique “fingerprints” within the data they produce, researchers find.
Amid a wide range of new platforms to manage streams of data from the Internet of things, a simple version emerges that anyone can use.
It’s only a matter of time before more cyberweapons emerge, says the founder of the Moscow-based computer security firm Kaspersky.
Google believes open hardware innovation could help it find industries and markets for its software and services.
A new tool roots out ads that are too easy for users to accidentally click.