Developers complain that by banning facial recognition for Glass, Google is hindering doctors, police, and others.
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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 same big U.S. Internet companies that reportedly handed over data wholesale to the NSA have been promising compliance with tough EU privacy standards.
In a new book, a leading researcher tells how cyber forensic work investigates militarization and espionage.
The federal government is scrambling to deal with the rapid pace of IT-driven innovation in cars.
Samsung has made some bold claims about its “5G” technology, but experts await published confirmation.
Rural areas could benefit greatly from a rugged outdoor base station.
New pricing schemes, content deals, and technologies are challenging net neutrality.
Samsung’s technology for ultrafast data speeds currently requires a truckload of equipment.
Pinpoint predictions are a long way off, but taking daily odds into account might help make the public more alert.
Jolla Mobile, formed by Nokia refugees, launches a phone with interchangable back panels and the Sailfish OS.