The president’s executive order falls short of meeting the severity of the cyberattack threat.
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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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President uses State of the Union address to launch effort to protect infrastructure against a "growing threat."
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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.
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Despite some novel features, the smartphone maker will struggle to regain market share.
The company thinks it can clean up the cluttered landscape of apps that augment TV shows.
The carrier hopes that encouraging innovation will prolong the life of its voice business.
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