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Anticensorship Tool Proves Too Good to Be True
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Anticensorship Tool Proves Too Good to Be True

Experts warn that the software could identify those it claims to protect.

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A Sidewalk Disappearing Act

Automatically removing people from street-level imagery could help prevent privacy complaints.

Wireless Car Sensors Vulnerable to Hackers
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Wireless Car Sensors Vulnerable to Hackers

Hackers could "hijack" the wireless pressure sensors built into many cars' tires, researchers have found. Criminals might then track a vehicle or force its electronic...

Connecting Electronic Medical Records
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Connecting Electronic Medical Records

Looking out his office window in Seattle, Thomas Payne can see two hospitals that use the same electronic record system as his own. And yet, says Payne, medical...

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The Hunt For the Wikileaks Whistle-Blower

Attorney General Eric Holder's new probe into Wikileaks's posting of 91,000 war documents will likely find that tracing the path of the documents back through the...

Ads that Match a Web Page's Images
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Ads that Match a Web Page's Images

Using the contents of images or videos to target Web ads could improve click-through.

Wireless Companies Could ­se Your Friends
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Wireless Companies Could ­se Your Friends

Each time you make a cellphone call, your network provider knows whom you're calling, for how long, and what device you're using. Now researchers at one of the...

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Fewer Ads, More Clicks

Search engines get smarter at predicting when we'll respond to a pitch.

New Cyber Chief Outlines Strategy
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New Cyber Chief Outlines Strategy

Security experts said this week that they were cheered by calls from General Keith Alexander, head of the new U.S. Cyber Command, for global rules of engagement...

Google Gives Away Video Software to Lure Developers
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Google Gives Away Video Software to Lure Developers

Google recently gave away a piece of intellectual property the company gained after its $120 million acquisition of On2 three months ago.

Mobile Data: A Gold Mine For Telcos
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Mobile Data: A Gold Mine For Telcos

Cell phone companies are finding that they're sitting on a gold mine--in the form of the call records of their subscribers.

Can the Kremlin's Silicon Valley Succeed?
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Can the Kremlin's Silicon Valley Succeed?

Russia has chosen a site and is finalizing plans to start a Silicon Valley-like innovation center near Moscow. 

Combing Medical Records For Research
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Combing Medical Records For Research

When the stimulus bill passed last year--allocating $20 billion to help doctors and hospitals adopt electronic medical records (EMRs)--many scientists were excited...

Fingertip Bacteria: A Promising Forensic Tool
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Fingertip Bacteria: A Promising Forensic Tool

It's not just our genomes that make us unique. The genomic profile of bacteria that rub off our fingertips and onto objects we touch--a computer keyboard, for instance...

Toyota Applies the Brakes
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Toyota Applies the Brakes

In the wake of a massive public-relations nightmare involving brake problems in its cars, Toyota is investigating two more reports this week of unintended acceleration...

A 50-Watt Cellular Network
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A 50-Watt Cellular Network

An Indian telecom company is deploying simple cell phone base stations that need as little as 50 watts of solar-provided power. It will soon announce plans to sell...

Searching For Disease Clues in Genetic Diversity
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Searching For Disease Clues in Genetic Diversity

Over the last few years, scientists have discovered hundreds of genetic variants linked to disease. But the vast majority of that research has focused on people...

What's Inside the Ipad's Chip?
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What's Inside the Ipad's Chip?

Despite widespread speculation, nothing beyond what Steve Jobs announced last week is known about the A4 chip at the heart of the Apple iPad. Jobs described the...

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Trading Shares in Milliseconds

Today's stock market has become a world of automated transactions executed at lightning speed. This high-frequency trading could make the financial system more...

Wireless Network Modded to See Through Walls
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Wireless Network Modded to See Through Walls

The way signal strength varies in a wireless network can reveal what's going on behind closed doors. It's every schoolboy's dream: an easy way of looking through...
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