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The TikTok-Oracle deal would set two dangerous precedents

EnlargeSam Whitney | Getty Images In August 2020, President Donald Trump dropped a bombshell executive order banning TikTok in the United States....

A big bet to kill the password for good

EnlargeElena Lacey After years of tantalizing hints that a passwordless future is just around the corner, you're probably still not feeling any...

The war in Ukraine is keeping Chinese social media censors busy

Enlarge / A sign outside Canada's embassy in Beijing supporting Ukraine. It was later defaced, and posts about the incident were scrubbed from Chinese...

Battery-powered trains are picking up speed

EnlargeWabtec Battery-electric power is commonplace in cars and trucks and is being tested in planes, helicopters, and container ships. Now, battery...

HP wins huge fraud case against Autonomy founder and CEO Mike Lynch

Enlarge / Mike Lynch, former chief executive officer of Autonomy Corp., departs from his extradition hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court in London on Tuesday,...

North Korean hackers stole nearly $400 million in crypto last year

Enlarge The past year saw a breathtaking rise in the value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, with Bitcoin gaining 60 percent...

Facebook’s data center plans rile residents in the Netherlands

EnlargeRobin Utrecht | Abaca Press | Alamy When Susan Schaap, 61, travels from her Dutch hometown of Zeewolde to the nearest city...

Why the chip shortage drags on and on… and on

EnlargeBloomberg | Getty Images The semiconductor industry lives at the cutting edge of technological progress. So why can’t it churn out enough...

This intrepid robot is the Wall-E of the deep sea

Enlarge / With extra-wide tracks and a bunch of other clever features, the Benthic Rover II can roam the seafloor for years at a...

Tagalong robots follow you to learn where you go

EnlargePiaggio Fast Forward When Amazon introduced its home robot Astro earlier this year, it first showcased the robot following behind a person....

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