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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
Phony press release claims that search giant paid $400 million for a $1 million wireless company.
The FCC is Devising Spectrum Auctions, and Obama May Issue a Cybersecurity Executive Order
Voting machine problems reported in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Old touch-screen devices, lack of paper backup, and piles of absentee ballots could cause havoc.
Technology’s challenge in politics is to stitch together grassroots groups in a common fight against corruption.
A flexible electronics startup, MC10, lifts the veil on its first commercial product, in partnership with Reebok.
Political insight: people lie to pollsters, and probably on Facebook. But not to Google's search bar
In India, new technology aims to help more poor farmers skirt loan-sharks and get real banking services.
FCC takes a stab at closing parts of the nation's wireless divide