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Web Giants Threaten End to Cookie Tracking
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Web Giants Threaten End to Cookie Tracking

The end could be near for cookies, the tiny pieces of code that marketers deploy on Web browsers to track people's online movements, serve targeted advertising,...

First-of-Its-Kind Online Master's Draws Wave of Applicants
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First-of-Its-Kind Online Master's Draws Wave of Applicants

Since implementing a new low-cost online master's program in computer science based on MOOC technology, Georgia Tech has received almost twice as many applications...

Memo to Workers: The Boss Is Watching
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Memo to Workers: The Boss Is Watching

Dennis Gray suspected that workers in his pest-control company were spending too much time on personal issues during the workday.

Huawei Executive Talks About Cyber Security
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Huawei Executive Talks About Cyber Security

As the world's second-largest supplier of telecommunications network equipment, Huawei plays a part in the technology industry's efforts to ensure network security...

An Early Report Card on Massive Open Online Courses
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An Early Report Card on Massive Open Online Courses

Massive open online courses could help transform education, but face challenges to realizing their full potential. 

In Digital Era, What Does 'watching Tv' Even Mean?
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In Digital Era, What Does 'watching Tv' Even Mean?

We spend a full five hours and 16 minutes a day in front of a screen, and that's without even turning on a television.

When Google Brainstorms, Online World Shudders
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When Google Brainstorms, Online World Shudders

Is Google about to do to online privacy what body scanners did to airline travelers?

Utilities Try to Learn From Smart Meters
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Utilities Try to Learn From Smart Meters

Utilities have installed more than 60 million smart meters in North America in the past decade.

Say Goodbye to the Password
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Say Goodbye to the Password

Here's the fundamental problem with passwords: They are most effective in protecting a company when they are long, complicated and changed frequently. In other...

Appeals Court Voices Concern About FCC Rule
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Appeals Court Voices Concern About FCC Rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has concerns about the legality of FCC rules requiring equal treatment for all Internet traffic. 

The New Era of Toy Robotics
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The New Era of Toy Robotics

In olden times, the most an ambitious young tinkerer could hope for in a toy was to be able to stick one funny-shaped piece onto another. Kids built airplanes with...

A Peek ­nder the Hood at the Brains of Self-Driving Cars
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A Peek ­nder the Hood at the Brains of Self-Driving Cars

What car maker today doesn't seem to have an autonomous car bumbling around its test lot?

Think You Can Drive a Bulldozer?
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Think You Can Drive a Bulldozer?

As he closed the door, leaving me alone at the controls of a 41,000-pound bulldozer with list price of nearly $432,000, a Komatsu Ltd. executive shouted, "No worries...

A New 'dawn' in Exchanges' War on Hackers
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A New 'dawn' in Exchanges' War on Hackers

When prices on some U.S. stocks suddenly zoomed one day last month and others unexpectedly plunged, stock-market officials set out to detect a possible computer...

Weather Channel Now Also Forecasts What You'll Buy
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Weather Channel Now Also Forecasts What You'll Buy

The Weather Channel knows the chance for rain in St. Louis on Friday, what the heat index could reach in Santa Fe on Saturday, and how humid Baltimore may get on...

Fbi Taps Hacker Tactics to Spy on Suspects
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Fbi Taps Hacker Tactics to Spy on Suspects

Law-enforcement officials in the U.S. are expanding the use of tools routinely used by computer hackers to gather information on suspects, bringing the criminal...

Gaming the System to Beat Rush-Hour Traffic
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Gaming the System to Beat Rush-Hour Traffic

A computer scientist is applying humans' appreciation of incentives and friendly competition to improving rush-hour congestion. 

Google's Data-Trove Dance
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Google's Data-Trove Dance

In 2011, Google Inc. Chief Executive and co-founder Larry Page asked executives to develop a new, simplified privacy tool that would act as a kind of sliding scale...

Rethinking How We Watch Tv
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Rethinking How We Watch Tv

To understand how much television could soon change, it helps to visit an Intel Corp. division here that runs like a startup.

Hugh Herr and the Liberating Age of Bionics
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Hugh Herr and the Liberating Age of Bionics

"It's extraordinary that we live in this day and age with all our wonderful modern technology, and still we have shoes that give us blisters," says Hugh Herr, with...
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