A decade-old fix could have easily stopped this weekend’s attack on an anti-spam company, but the truth is many Web companies simply ignore such fixes.
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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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In some countries, “the Internet” is confined to certain sites as part of a strategy to help wireless carriers offer starter packages.
Researchers calculate the potential of using graphene for ultrafast wireless communications.
Firefox’s new Web-centric OS will let users run apps from the Web, raising concerns over how to stop malicious software.
The president’s executive order falls short of meeting the severity of the cyberattack threat.
President uses State of the Union address to launch effort to protect infrastructure against a “growing threat.”
By combining data from multiple antennas and frequencies, ultrafast wireless technology is poised to turbocharge 4G.
The analytics startup will help Twitter understand how its users react to particular shows and advertisements.
IBM creates a new way to make faster and smaller transistors.
Google may choose to expand its service, but there’s little incentive for established players to come up to speed.