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Liberating Data and Opening up Government: A Global Perspective

We examine the open data and open government movement from a global perspective...

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The Growing Threat Of Cyberwarfare

Flame. Stuxnet. Plan X. Governments, businesses and consumers are under attack. We look at the growing threat of cyberwarfare.

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Designing A Bridge For Earthquake Country

Scientists estimate a more than 60 percent chance of a major earthquake hitting the San Francisco Bay Area within 30 years. Marwan Nader, lead design engineer for the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, discusses features that give the bridge the flexibility to withstand the 'Big One.'
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Whistleblowers, Leakers and the Obama Administration

The Obama administration is cracking down on government employees who share sensitive information. We explore the blurry line between "leaking" and "whistleblowing"...

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The Social Media Shuffle: From Kony To Spooning

Remember Joseph Kony? A video about the African warlord dominated social media early last month. But its call to action on Friday night is largely being ignored by many of the same young people who were initially drawn to the cause. Some are focused on new and much less serious things.
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To Read All Those Web Privacy Policies, Just Take A Month Off Work

It would take most people about 30 full working days to read the privacy policies of all the websites they visit in a year, according to a study. Most of us agree to the policies without actually reading them — or knowing how much personal information is being captured.
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Author Vernor Vinge Predicted Google Glasses

In his 2006 thriller, Rainbow's End, author Vernor Vinge imagined a near future when people use high-tech contact lenses to interface with computers in their clothes. Google plans to make at least some of it a reality later in 2012 with the launch of what are known as augmented reality glasses.

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