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Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet [Excerpt, Part 1]

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...

June 18, 2013 — THE EDITORS

Cloud Computing Saves Energy

Consolidating pictures, videos, e-mails and documents on remote servers saves more energy than keeping them on personal computers

June 12, 2013 — Umair Irfan and ClimateWire

5 Basic Unknowns about the NSA "Black Hole"

It's still unclear if the National Security Agency has been collecting all Americans' phone and other records, and for how long

June 10, 2013 — Justin Elliott, Theodoric Meyer and ProPublica

How to Build a Smarter Internet

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

June 4, 2013 — Larry Greenemeier
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World