The rise of big data techniques poses risks to society that call for new laws, a White House report concludes
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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.
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Venture capitalist and browser inventor Marc Andreessen says Bitcoin will soon outgrow the “fringe” politics that helped get it started.
The technology underpinning Bitcoin has flaws that threaten to undermine the currency's value.
A new Presidential report will investigate how data collection and analysis affect everyday privacy.
Google is working on electronics-laden contact lenses to monitor glucose levels for diabetics. Welcome to the club.
Google’s Nest acquisition will see a team that builds and polishes technology like Apple given access to the AI power of the search giant.
In an L.A. court, a woman claims her Google Glass device switched on accidentally when she was pulled over by highway patrol.
Thanks to Google, Minecraft players can now toy with quantum teleportation and Einstein's "spooky action at a distance."
There is reason to doubt Edward Snowden's claim that Russian or Chinese spies have not seen the NSA files he leaked.