Google would have had to fix a balkanized U.S. health-care system to make the service catch on.
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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 top-level domains will open up new possibilities but could cause confusion.
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Solutions emerge to guard against attacks and data loss in the cloud.
Executives for Sony and Epsilon, an e-mail marketing company, insist that they had tight security before they lost consumer data.
The Pentagon will treat cyberattacks as acts of war—but how will it identify the enemy?
Mounting threats to the security of information are forcing companies to make more sophisticated cost-benefit analyses when they craft their security strategies.
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.