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Google News At 10: How The Algorithm Won Over The News Industry

Megan Garber | Nextgov | September 21, 2012

In April of 2010, Eric Schmidt delivered the keynote address at the conference of the American Society of News Editors in Washington, D.C. During the talk, the then-CEO of Google went out of his way to articulate -- and then reiterate -- his conviction that "the survival of high-quality journalism" was "essential to the functioning of modern democracy." Read More »

How Hackers Beat the NSA In The ’90s and Can Do It Again

Gregory Ferenstein | TechCrunch | June 28, 2013

While the world parses the ramifications of the National Security Agency’s massive snooping operation, it’s important to remember an earlier government attempt at data collection and, more important, how a group of hackers and activists banded together to stop it. Read More »

Thinfilm to Demonstrate ‘Smart Beer’ and ‘Smart Medical Devices’ at CES 2017

Press Release | Thin Film Electronics ASA | December 20, 2016

Thin Film Electronics ASA (“Thinfilm”), a global leader in NFC (near field communication) smart-packaging solutions using printed electronics, will demonstrate its innovative technology at CES in Las Vegas, January 5-8, 2017. In addition, Erwan Le Roy, Thinfilm’s EVP Business Development & GM NFC Solutions and Smart Sensor Products, will deliver a presentation on Thinfilm’s NFC mobile marketing solutions and the critical role they can play in expanding the Internet of Things (IoT)...

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What If EMRs Worked Like Wikipedia?

Nick Dawson | The Health Care Blog | February 5, 2014

I’ve been thinking about EMRs, electronic medical records, lately. It’s a subject, despite some professional experience, I don’t feel particularly close to...And, as a patient I see them largely as an opaque blob of data about me with a placating window in the form of a portal.

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“United States of Secrets”: How The Government Came To Spy On Millions Of Americans

Press Release | FRONTLINE, Kirk Documentary Group , Rain Media | April 24, 2014

...Now, in United States of Secrets, FRONTLINE goes behind the headlines to reveal the dramatic inside story of how the U.S. government came to monitor and collect the communications of millions of people around the world—including ordinary Americans—and the lengths they went to trying to hide the massive surveillance program from the public...

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'Beyond The Law?' FBI Criticizes Apple, Google Privacy Features

Brendan Sasso | Nextgov.com | September 26, 2014

The FBI director criticized Apple and Google Thursday for adopting new policies that will block police from accessing private data on phones and tablet computers.  An FBI spokesman confirmed that Director James Comey told reporters he is "very concerned" that the new features could thwart critical police investigations...

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10 Things We Learned From Pew Research's Internet Of Things Report

Stuart Dredge | The Guardian | May 14, 2014

Health tech will boom but privacy effects may be ‘pernicious’. Oh, and ‘we will all have cyberservants’

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2011: Top Ten FOSS Legal Developments

Mark Radcliffe | Open Source Delivers | January 10, 2012

This year, 2011, was one of the most active years in legal developments in FOSS. This activity reflects the increase in FOSS use: Laura Wurster of Gartner, noted in the Harvard Business Review blog that open source has hit a “strategic tipping point” this year with companies increasingly focused on using “open source” software for competitive rather than cost reasons.

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3 Girls Won The Google Science Fair With A Bacteria-Based Plan To Solve The Food Crisis

Jessica Orwig | Business Insider | September 24, 2014

Three young girls won the Google science fair on Sept. 22 with their innovative way to feed the world: treat plants with bacteria to help farmers grow more food, faster — without genetic modification...

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4 Big Ways Companies Benefit from Having Open Source Program Offices

In the first article in my series on open source program offices, I took a deep dive into what an open source program office is and why your company might need one. Next I looked at how Google created a new kind of open source program office. In this article, I'll explain a few benefits of having an open source program office. At first glance, one big reason why a company not in the business of software development might more enthusiastically embrace an open source program office is because they have less to lose. After all, they're not gambling with software products that are directly tied to revenue...

5 of the most disruptive mobile health technologies today

Michelle McNickle | Government Health IT | October 6, 2011

Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business professor and author of the books Disrupting Class and The Innovator's Prescription, described disruptive technologies as "cheaper, simpler, smaller, and, frequently, more convenient to use." And when it comes to health IT, disruptive technologies are springing up left and right, allowing for less costly care and better communication. Read More »

5 Reasons Professors Should Encourage Students to Get Involved in Open Source Projects

I've been supporting student participation in humanitarian free and open source software (HFOSS) projects for over a decade. I've seen students get motivated and excited by working in a professional community while they learn and mature professionally. Out of the many reasons for supporting student participation in open source, here are five of the most compelling reasons...

6 Recent Digital Health Innovations to Watch

Erica Garvin | HIT Consultant | May 25, 2016

At HIT Consultant, we are always thinking about how digital innovation is impacting healthcare. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of innovations that have the potential to create greater change when it comes to the application and practice of healthcare in our series: HIT Consultant’s Selected Six Digital Health Innovations. Take a look at what we’ve chosen for May’s selected six, including a genomic search engine with fishy inspiration, a smartwatch that turns your skin into a touchscreen, and a thermometer 20,000 times smaller than a single human hair...

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6 Ways to Use Open Tools to Better Support Indian Languages

India is a large and a populated country that makes up a large base of Google consumers. So in recent years, Google's widened support of world languages for its various products has been a blessing. It has specifically helped Indian people grow their use of and participation on the Internet. For one, Google Summer of Code helps students experiment with and build prototypes that enhance language-based software. Another way is through Google Translate, a web and app-based platform that provides machine translation from one language to another. It is predominantly maintained and serviced by volunteer contributionss...

61.5% of Web Traffic Is Not Human

Alexis Madrigal | Nextgov | December 12, 2013

It happened last year for the first time: Bot traffic eclipsed human traffic, according to the bot-trackers at Incapsula. Read More »