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.
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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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A new report gives a wide range for what cybercrime and espionage actually cost the United States and the world.
Cuba’s new state-run cybercafes charge 70 cents an hour for the Cuban version, and $5 for the global one. And please hand over your national ID card.
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.
If you tweet about a TV show or its ads, don’t be surprised if the advertisers “sponsored tweet” you back.
Pinpoint predictions are a long way off, but taking daily odds into account might help make the public more alert.
Jolla Mobile, formed by Nokia refugees, launches a phone with interchangable back panels and the Sailfish OS.
Aereo CEO says he’s boosted by winning a round in court—and that “lines are very, very long” for his Internet TV offering, despite ABC’s new competing streaming service.
The same researchers previously mapped racist Tweets about President Obama. In both cases there’s reason to be a little skeptical.