Cryptography solutions are far-off, but much can be done in the near term, says Whitfield Diffie.
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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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NYC releases a wealth of data--but with a positive spin.
The FCC's coming struggle: regulating "fairness" on the airwaves.
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Web volunteers are helping to make the U.S. government more accountable.