An info-war is under way as websites are blocked and telecom cables to Crimea are mysteriously cut.
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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 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.
Smartphone battle moves from software to hardware with a crucial component to cut power consumption and allow faster data transmission.
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.
A technology for reading emotions on faces can help companies sell candy. Now its creators hope it also can take on bigger problems.
A cheaper fuel cell could provide affordable power for microgrids.
A Microsoft researcher proposes "big data due process" so citizens can learn how data analytics were used against them.