Defending against an attack is so hard that some think a stronger offense is required.
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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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Documents point to a huge industry that provides online surveillance tools to governments and police agencies.
After revelations that Syria has used its Internet filtering hardware, a U.S. company faces similar allegations about Myanmar.
Chime.in lets users create pages about their own interests—and plans to give them a cut of the resulting ad revenue.
In the wake of rising scam reports, the company has launched new protective measures and released statistics on attacks.
Stuxnet-like code found on industrial machines in Europe may have performed reconnaissance in preparation for attack.
Nielsen finds a statistically significant correlation, adding credibility to the analytics field.
Google would have had to fix a balkanized U.S. health-care system to make the service catch on.
New top-level domains will open up new possibilities but could cause confusion.
Latvian operations are targeted and, in a rare event, two arrests are made.