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Electronic voting and the security of a paper trail

Nov 6, 2012
Why electronic voting’s challenges, from hacking to glitches, might be best with an old fashioned analogue backup.
Posted In: Tech, online voting, voting, new jersey

Technology to soar, deficit to fade, Africa takes the day

Oct 25, 2012
Not everything in the economy hinges on who wins in November. Whether it's President Obama or President Romney -- we're predicting three things are certain by 2016.
Posted In: 2012 election, Africa, Tech, budget deficit

Microsoft hits a snag with EU anti-trust complaint

Oct 24, 2012
The European Union is accusing Microsoft of failing to comply with an anti-trust agreement, meaning Microsoft could face a hefty fine.
Posted In: Microsoft, anti-trust, European Union, Tech

Facebook employees poised to cash in

Oct 23, 2012
Restrictions on the sale of Facebook stock by the social media firm's employees end this week, meaning many of them will be millionaires, not just millionaires "on paper." But the sale will likely drive the stock price down.
Posted In: Facebook, stock, Earnings, Tech

Reddit, Gawker, trolling, and the dangers of online anonymity

Oct 15, 2012
Gawker journalist Adrian Chen outed a man known for online "trolling" on the website Reddit and started a discussion about free speech online.
Posted In: Tech, reddit, gawker, freedom of speech, first amendment

Why we still can't vote online, and why that may be a good thing

Oct 15, 2012
We can support candidates with a text, participate in polls, even register to vote online, but we still can't vote that way -- which might be good news.
Posted In: Tech, online voting, voting, politics, internet politics, hacking

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo on Jack Dorsey, ad revenue, going public

Oct 12, 2012
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo discusses the role of the social media site in today's world, whether it will go public, and how it deals with privacy issues.
Posted In: Twitter, privacy, media, Tech

The online game of borrowing money

Oct 11, 2012
Payday lending -- an area of finance with one of the worst reputations -- may get a facelift with new start up LendUp, which takes its inspiration from microlending. Today, MIT is starting an outfit dedicated to delivering us from our wireless frustrations.
Posted In: Tech, microlending, wireless, MIT

South Korea mall says 'Hello shopper, nice to see you'

Oct 10, 2012
A mall in Seoul, South Korea is installing facial recognition cameras to read shoppers' gender and age in order to generate customized ads.
Posted In: South Korea, shopping mall, Taiwan, iOS6, Tech

3-D printing handguns in Texas

Oct 8, 2012
A University of Texas law student in Austin has a plan to make firearms available to absolutely everyone, but is it legal?
Posted In: Tech, guns, gun control, 3D printing

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