A cryptographic method could see cloud services work with sensitive data without ever decrypting it.
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IT Editor, Software & Hardware
I’m MIT Technology Review’s IT editor for hardware and software and enjoy a diverse diet of algorithms, Internet, and human-computer interaction with chips on the side. Working in our San Francisco office, I cover new ideas about what computers can do for us, whether they spring from tech giants, new startups, or academic labs.
My journey to the West Coast started in a small English town called Wantage and took in the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, and five years writing and editing technology news coverage at New Scientist magazine.
Tom Simonite's Stories
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The company's latest device is slimmer and more powerful, and allows for video calling.
HTC releases the first phone with a connection faster than 3G--but the company will face stiff competition soon enough.
Software offers a running commentary to ease video searching and analysis.
A snapshot of our activities, cell phone data attracts both academics and industry researchers.
Content providers may be reluctant to work with Google.
An open and free video format offers new opportunities for Web programmers.
Executives also poked fun at rival Apple at the company's annual developer conference.