News tagged with information age

The right to privacy in a big data world

In the digital age in which we live, monitoring, security breaches and hacks of sensitive data are all too common. It has been argued that privacy has no place in this big data environment and anything we put online can, ...

Oct 27, 2014
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Emails we weave: MIT's Immersion shows big picture

(Phys.org) —Suddenly metadata expands from a marketing buzzword heard years ago at think tank seminars about the next information age to mainstream political headlines in 2013. The NSA firestorm has popularized ...

Jul 03, 2013 weblog
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Swartz' suicide fuels debate over computer crime

(AP)—Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz, who was found dead in his New York apartment Friday, struggled for years against a legal system that he felt had not caught up to the information age. Federal ...

Jan 14, 2013
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Technology's power to misinform dims utopian hopes

(Phys.org) -- The ability for computer technology to automatically create a society of smart, tolerant citizens may be more hype and hope than reality,according to a Penn State Altoona researcher.

Apr 16, 2012
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Scientists find a key to maintaining our DNA

DNA contains all of the genetic instructions that make us who we are, and maintaining the integrity of our DNA over the course of a lifetime is a critical, yet complex part of the aging process. In an important, albeit early ...

Mar 18, 2011
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