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Justices Appear Divided on Cellphone Warrants
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Justices Appear Divided on Cellphone Warrants

The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed torn as it considered a pair of cases about whether the police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest.

Russia Displays a New Military Prowess in ­kraine's East
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Russia Displays a New Military Prowess in ­kraine's East

Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Russia of behaving in a "19th-century fashion" because of its annexation of Crimea.

College Basketball Data Aplenty for Those Who Can Afford It
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College Basketball Data Aplenty for Those Who Can Afford It

When Butler fell a precious few inches short of winning a national championship in 2010, its players took the court during that season believing they were the most...

Satya Nadella, Chief of Microsoft, on His New Role
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Satya Nadella, Chief of Microsoft, on His New Role

Q. What leadership lessons have you learned from your predecessor, Steve Ballmer?

At Newark Airport, the Lights Are On, and They're Watching You
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At Newark Airport, the Lights Are On, and They're Watching You

Visitors to Terminal B at Newark Liberty International Airport may notice the bright, clean lighting that now blankets the cavernous interior, courtesy of 171 recently...

When No One Is Just a Face in the Crowd
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When No One Is Just a Face in the Crowd

Hey, big spenders.

When Doctors 'google' Their Patients
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When Doctors 'google' Their Patients

I remember when I first looked up a patient on Google.

Viewing Where the Internet Goes
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Viewing Where the Internet Goes

Will 2014 be the year that the Internet is reined in?

The Information-Gathering Paradox
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The Information-Gathering Paradox

Consumer trust is a vital currency for every big Internet company, which helps to explain why the giants of Silicon Valley have gone to great lengths in recent...

N.s.a. Director Gives Firm and Broad Defense of Surveillance Efforts
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N.s.a. Director Gives Firm and Broad Defense of Surveillance Efforts

The director of the National Security Agency, Gen. Keith B. Alexander, said in an interview that to prevent terrorist attacks he saw no effective alternative to...

All Is Fair in Love and Twitter
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All Is Fair in Love and Twitter

Right in the center of South Park, a large, grassy oval near San Francisco's financial district, there is a rinky-dink playground with slides, ladders, and firefighter...

Mugged By a Mug Shot Online
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Mugged By a Mug Shot Online

In March last year, a college freshman named Maxwell Birnbaum was riding in a van filled with friends from Austin, Tex., to a spring-break rental house in Gulf...

Give Yourself 5 Stars? Online, It Might Cost You
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Give Yourself 5 Stars? Online, It Might Cost You

"I celebrate myself, and sing myself," wrote Walt Whitman, America's great bard of self-promotion.

Improving the Big Data Toolkit
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Improving the Big Data Toolkit

Open source software tends to march into the marketplace step by step, a quiet but steady strategy compared with the grand marketing events of the commercial software...

Taiwan Chip Industry Powers the Tech World, but Struggles For Status
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Taiwan Chip Industry Powers the Tech World, but Struggles For Status

Tien Wu, chief operating officer of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, has a problem: the brightest young people in Taiwan do not want to work in the island’s...

Drug Agents ­se Vast Phone Trove, Eclipsing N.s.a.'s
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Drug Agents ­se Vast Phone Trove, Eclipsing N.s.a.'s

For at least six years, law enforcement officials working on a counternarcotics program have had routine access, using subpoenas, to an enormous AT&T database that...

When You Can't Tell Web Suffixes Without a Scorecard
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When You Can't Tell Web Suffixes Without a Scorecard

On the Web, there's no place like .home.

How to Share Scientific Data
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How to Share Scientific Data

Stewart Brand, the founder of the Whole Earth catalog and a Silicon Valley muse, once said that information wanted to be free and expensive, simultaneously. That...

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N.s.a. Said to Search Content of Messages to and From U.s.

The National Security Agency is searching the contents of vast amounts of Americans' email and text communications into and out of the country, hunting for people...

Apps That Know What You Want, Before You Do
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Apps That Know What You Want, Before You Do

In Hollywood, there are umbrella holders. Outside corner offices, there are people who know exactly how much cream to pour in the boss's coffee. In British castles...
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