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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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The search company hopes an extra click will forestall cancellation of its license in China.
The government says tight controls are compatible with vibrant growth.
Keith Alexander explains how the U.S. will fight espionage and crime.
OLPC may drop "$100 laptop" in an attempt to develop an innovative $75 tablet computer.
The Elements app suggests a future direction for the "knowledge engine"--e-book interactivity.
Arabic and Cyrillic domain addresses are switched on.
Russian cybercriminal forums offer batches of 1,000 Twitter accounts for less than $200.
Fighting crime is the first step to avoiding cyberwar, he tells a Russian panel.
Two researchers propose a novel form of "arms control" at a conference in Germany.