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A New York Times software columnist revisits his prognostications from the 1980s.
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The group’s cyberwarriors are underfunded and poorly organized, but a recent shakeup could signal a change.
Talking about social-network service changes as mysterious changes to algorithms turns software companies into false idols.
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A new study finds that users don’t ignore a status message just because it expresses a negative emotion.
The agency’s list is growing as foreign hackers continue to attack the U.S.
The Zika virus could open the door for a new era of gene-tweaking for pest control and disease prevention.
By amassing a huge library of leaf images, scientists are training computers to diagnose the diseases that threaten our food supply.
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