In a radical departure from its core business, the search giant is installing high-speed fiber neighborhood by neighborhood.
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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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Fundamental security problems aren’t solved, computing experts warn.
The social networking giant plans a new get-out-the-vote messaging drive on Tuesday.
A meeting of government officials reveals that medical equipment is becoming riddled with malware.
Location data suggests a better way to fight a disease that kills a million people a year.
Campaigns are gearing up to shape social media reactions in real time.
Two groups are preparing services that will deliver television signals to mobile devices.
ZTE snubs Android in favor of software made by Firefox.
A study of 61 million Facebook users says a 2010 voting message increased real-world turnout by 340,000 votes.
One of the world's largest web hosting providers was crippled for several hours Monday.