Farzad Mostashari leads push to improve health-care IT with billions in stimulus funds.
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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 Xerox CTO describes research that allows manufacturing and office workers to avoid commuting to traffic-choked Indian cities.
The "most technologically sophisticated" malware uses clever communications tricks and encryption to avoid disruption.
Google would have had to fix a balkanized U.S. health-care system to make the service catch on.
New top-level domains will open up new possibilities but could cause confusion.
A low-cost Chinese smart phone is helping launch wave of app innovation in Nairobi.
The framework for a "web of trust" is still in its infancy, and a pending bill could endanger it.
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?