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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 Washington airs plans for a new "cyber command," a top Russian official discusses the threat of cyberweapons.
Will China's Web, like its larger economy, comfortably combine extraordinary growth with government repression?
Report says Microsoft censors even more harshly than Arab nations do.
Senator Durbin promises legislation that would force companies to protect human rights.
Twitter plans to become the leader in instant news--and make itself into a sustainable business in the process.
Twitter is pushing location-based tweets as user numbers reach 75 million.
The DNC's vaunted voter databases failed to help Democrats on Election Day.
Algorithms judge the relevance of microblog posts containing 140 characters or less.
Now social media has the equivalent of the Times Square "deficit clock."