It’s only a matter of time before more cyberweapons emerge, says the founder of the Moscow-based computer security firm Kaspersky.
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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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An Internet bug had massive potential security implications. But good luck getting information on whether any actual damage was done.
A new tool roots out ads that are too easy for users to accidentally click.
Developers and designers are now building apps for Google’s smart watch platform.
An info-war is under way as websites are blocked and telecom cables to Crimea are mysteriously cut.
The FCC wants to force ISPs to show whether delays are due to unavoidable congestion or created to extract fees from content providers.
A court loss for “net neutrality” could mean either a new era of innovation or preferential treatment and higher costs.
The company says it wants to wire the world. But will it do more than make its own app work better?
In Macha, Zambia, where uploads fail 75 percent of the time, a smart file sharing system can store data locally when necessary.
The website for the Affordable Care Act was doomed by an inordinately complex setup that tried to link disparate databases in real time.