Senator Durbin promises legislation that would force companies to protect human rights.
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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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Solar-powered base stations can link up remote rural areas.
Twitter is pushing location-based tweets as user numbers reach 75 million.
Algorithms judge the relevance of microblog posts containing 140 characters or less.
Digital quantum batteries could exceed lithium-ion performance by orders of magnitude.
The all-electric car will tell drivers where to recharge.
Search giant compresses the time frame of its results from minutes to seconds.
Cuil indexes your Facebook network and produces results based on your social connections.
IBM security tool searches for and destroys malicious code in the cloud.
Cryptography solutions are far-off, but much can be done in the near term, says Whitfield Diffie.