Smartphones boost "broadband" coverage, but gaps remain that could be served by TV spectrum and other technologies.
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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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As TiVo tries for a second act --- streaming everything you subscribe to --- content providers are calling the shots.
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A new report gives a wide range for what cybercrime and espionage actually cost the United States and the world.
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The same big U.S. Internet companies that reportedly handed over data wholesale to the NSA have been promising compliance with tough EU privacy standards.
In a new book, a leading researcher tells how cyber forensic work investigates militarization and espionage.