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A Survey Asks: How Much Does Your Privacy Online Matter?

A Survey Asks: How Much Does Your Privacy Online Matter?

Is online anonymity important to you? How far are you willing to go to protect your privacy? These two the key questions are examined in a report released Thursday by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

September 5, 2013 — Larry Greenemeier

Science Far from Center Stage in Obama's State of the Union

President Barack Obama's sixth State of the Union address, his first before a Republican-led legislature, was studded this evening with references to science and technology amidst talk of middle class tax cuts, thawing U.S.

January 20, 2015 — Dina Fine Maron

How Hard Is It to Catch a Fake Passport?

Imagine that you are a bouncer, checking IDs outside a popular bar in a college town. It is somewhat dark outside the door, there are many distractions: loud music is playing and your job requires you to also keep an eye on the crowd for trouble.

March 24, 2014 — Megan Papesh

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

Breaking Network Logjams

An approach called network coding could dramatically enhance the efficiency and reliability of communications networks. At its core is the strange notion that transmitting evidence about messages can be more useful than conveying the messages themselves

May 20, 2007

Why Lasers Won’t Protect Airliners

Questions over the best way to protect civilian aircraft from surface-launched missiles have reemerged in light of the recent Malaysia Airlines tragedy over the Ukraine.

July 31, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier

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

Space Wars - Coming to the Sky Near You?

A recent shift in U.S. military strategy and provocative actions by china threaten to ignite a new arms race in space. But would placing weapons in space be in anyone's national interest?

February 18, 2008
Science Far from Center Stage in Obama’s State of the Union

Science Far from Center Stage in Obama’s State of the Union

President Barack Obama's sixth State of the Union address, his first before a Republican-led legislature, was studded this evening with references to science and technology amidst talk of middle class tax cuts, thawing U.S.

January 20, 2015 — Dina Fine Maron

The Day the World's ATMs Stood Still--or Didn't

You're probably on tenterhooks wondering what will happen to your reliable, convenient ATM on April 8, the day Microsoft officially sticks a fork in its hugely popular Windows XP operating system.

April 7, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier