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How Identity Evolves in the Age of Genetic Imperialism

How Identity Evolves in the Age of Genetic Imperialism

From designer babies to women whose genitals smell like peaches, 2014 graced us with a taste of the hope, hype and superficiality of business as usual in Silicon Valley.

March 13, 2015 — Eleonore Pauwels and Jim Dratwa

Switches, Hubs, Bridges, and Routers Explained

Computers talk to each other and the web in a variety of ways. This communication is facilitated by routers, bridges, switches, and other hardware. Tech Talker explains what these devices are, what they do, and which are best for your home's computer network

July 23, 2014 — Tech Talker Eric Escobar

3 Projects Prove Privacy Is Not Dead

Web and mobile phone users willingly share personal data in exchange for free stuff, but not everyone is ready to throw in the towel on privacy

July 22, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier

Google Gives the Internet Amnesia in Europe

One of the Internet's greatest assets is also perhaps its biggest curse—it never forgets. Except in the European Union, where a court last month ruled that people have the right to have certain sensitive information about themselves deleted from Google search results.

June 4, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier

What Is the Deep Web?

How secure do you feel on the web? It seems like every day there are more revelations about the government tapping your phone calls, reading your email, and watching what you do online. In this week's episode, Tech Talker will be talking about the dark side of the web that Google won't show you

June 4, 2014 — Tech Talker Eric Escobar

Internet Addiction: Real or Virtual Reality?

In 1995, Ivan Goldberg, a New York psychiatrist, published one of the first diagnostic tests for Internet Addiction Disorder. The criteria appeared on psycom.net, a psychiatry bulletin board, and began with an air of earnest authenticity: "A maladaptive pattern of Internet use, leading to clinically significant impairment or distress as manifested by three (or more) [...]

May 15, 2014 — Venkat Srinivasan

Developing Countries Still Far From Closing Digital Divide

The United States is not the greatest country in the world, at least when it comes to information and communication technology. Last month, the World Economic Forum released its 13th annual Global Information Technology Report, which ranks the nations of the world by their "networked readiness" - that is, how much each country can use [...]

May 8, 2014 — Geoffrey Giller
Annalee Newitz: Where did io9 get its name?

Annalee Newitz: Where did io9 get its name?

Today is Annalee Newitz‘s birthday (well, it’s still today in the most relevant time zone – uh, hers not mine). Annalee has been writing about the intersection of science and technology and culture for many years.

May 8, 2014 — Brian Malow
What Getty Can Teach Us About Copyright

What Getty Can Teach Us About Copyright

Last week Getty announced that they would release 35 million of their copyrighted images for editorial and commentary use with a handy embed tool.

March 14, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Why Big Data Isn't Necessarily Better Data

Tech companies--Facebook, Google and IBM, to name a few--are quick to tout the world-changing powers of "big data" gleaned from mobile devices, Web searches, citizen science projects and sensor networks.

March 13, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier

How to Reconcile Big Data and Privacy

In many ways "big data" and "encryption" are antithetical. The former involves harvesting, storing and analyzing information to reveal patterns that researchers, law enforcement and industry can use to their benefit.

March 6, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier
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