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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.
David Talbot's Stories
A startup offers Internet users simple warnings about websites’ histories of delivering spyware and spam.
A startup's software warns of spyware and spam.
RFID tags could greatly increase port security by tracking international cargo -- but no one wants to pay for them.
With GE’s new plastic, self-washing buildings, cheap diagnostic chips, and free-flowing honey jars are possible.
Terrorist groups are using the Internet with more success, according to studies by an Israeli researcher.
Fraud, gruesome propaganda, terror planning: the Net enables it all. The online industry can help fix it.
The Net’s basic flaws cost firms billions, impede innovation, and threaten national security. It’s time for a clean-slate app
U.S. Central Command Headquarters is more wired than ever. A look inside the nerve center for the Iraq War.
The modest federal increases for basic research are cheering those worried about the United States' innovation capacity.