Computer-security researcher Eugene Kaspersky says he is testing control software that won’t run malicious code.
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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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The social networking giant plans a new get-out-the-vote messaging drive on Tuesday.
Federal efforts to create a better network for emergency services after September 11 remain unfulfilled.
A bold experiment by the One Laptop Per Child organization has shown “encouraging” results.
By altering the craft of how music is recorded, technology is actually renewing the social, ephemeral aspects that are experienced most fully in live performance.
A dash of algebra on wireless networks promises to boost bandwidth tenfold, without new infrastructure.
A meeting of government officials reveals that medical equipment is becoming riddled with malware.
Showing the promise of "cognitive radio," a rural telecommunications provider is finding a novel way to deliver broadband Internet to consumers.
Campaigns are gearing up to shape social media reactions in real time.
Apple's apology suggests it may underestimate how much effort is needed to build a great map app.