A metadata expert reveals the sobering implications of personal data collection by governments and companies
Software filters required that spammers get devious. Learn in this new segment about using great works of literature to circumvent the intricate filtering schemes of the best software engineers...
A brash company pioneers a new approach to quantum computing, but many skeptics remain
A new effort to college data could bring more order to this "messy" martial art
The constant metamorphosis of junk electronic messages mirrors the evolution of the online world itself. Follow in this chapter scientists who try to stem the flow of spam and the hackers who inevitably outwit them...
Photons emerge as competitors to electrons in new computer circuits
Consolidating pictures, videos, e-mails and documents on remote servers saves more energy than keeping them on personal computers
Four rules of engagement for using Google's wearable smart device in public
Meet Aniket Magarkar, one of the promising young chemists attending the 2013 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Thomas Drake talks about surveillance algorithms and the outlook for the latest alleged whistleblower Edward Snowden, drawing from his own NSA prosecution
It's still unclear if the National Security Agency has been collecting all Americans' phone and other records, and for how long
Congress is grappling with the benefits and risks of using Facebook, Twitter and other social media during emergencies
Should the FBI be able to break into private electronic communications via existing software vulnerabilities?
You can help astronomers find faint and distant galaxies on your home computer by joining a search called "Space Warps." Karen Hopkin reports
Digital security technology bumps up against the Fifth Amendment
To keep the Web from collapsing under the weight of ever more data, the network needs to radically change the way it handles information, says the head of Bell Labs Research
By entering I was giving Facebook permission to use its recordings of me, my companion and anyone else sailing into the chowder house "throughout the universe, for any purpose whatsoever, in perpetuity"...
Future networks must push past current wireless bandwidth limitations
New technology that tracks lightning frequency may offer advance warning of twisters
Google continues to revamp the appearance of many of its services, this time turning its redecorating eye on Gmail