A new United Nations report predicts the number of mobile subscriptions will exceed the global population next year.
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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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Google's one-gigabit service made a big statement, but what's still far from clear is who actually uses it, and for what.
The world needs nuclear power to reduce the emissions causing climate change, but that depends partly on finding a place to store decades' worth of accumulated waste
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Two weeks after NSA chief cited tight auditing--and consequences for internal violations--new disclosures show such breaches are common.
A giant case shows Russian hacker gangs remain a potent force, and provides fuel to arguments for mandatory sharing of computer attack information between industry and government.
A new report gives a wide range for what cybercrime and espionage actually cost the United States and the world.