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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

A new digital music battle, and online gaming as political liability

Oct 7, 2012
A Maine state senate candidate gets attacked for her online gaming activities, and a startup that wants to help you sell your used MP3s goes to court against a big entertainment company.
Posted In: Tech, politics, Music, copyright

The FTC crackdown on scareware

Oct 5, 2012
The FTC has delivered what could be a landmark judgment on a certain kind of internet scam where unsuspecting users are duped into paying cash to protect their computer from viruses that aren't actually on it.
Posted In: Tech, computer virus, scareware

Could crowdsourcing talent online create jobs?

Oct 3, 2012
Is crowdsourcing talent online the job marketplace of the future, and if so, will we get paid enough?
Posted In: Tech, crowdsourcing, meetup

How tech is changing the debate

Oct 3, 2012
Most people watching the first big presidential debate will do so on television, but for a fast-increasing number, it's far from the only primary source.
Posted In: Tech, politics, tablets, debate

FreedomPop launches free WiFi beta, and "transient electronics"

Oct 1, 2012
A new service called FreedomPop hopes to go up against AT&T and Verizon, and a new kind of dissolve-able circuit that could change the field of medicine.
Posted In: Tech, wifi, electronics, medicine

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