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A few reasons why you should hate Silicon Valley

Evgeny Morozov, the one-time visiting scholar at Stanford University and thinker of big thoughts on tech as author and contributing editor at The New Republic, weighed in this week with a piece for the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Read More →

Privacy matters: CIA’s financial-data collection; bill to update FISA Act

Once again, we're taking a look at privacy and the collection of information enabled by technology. • In case you were wondering what other information the U.S. government could be collecting about you, that would be of the financial variety. The Read More →

Elevator Pitch: SKTA’s Angel Orrantia on putting the silicon back into Silicon Valley

Angel Orrantia's had what they call a peripatetic career. Armed with an electrical engineering degree from Stanford and a law degree from Notre Dame, he's been an engineer at Intel, intellectual property lawyer at Fenwick & West and Read More →

Quoted: Steve Wozniak on Homebrew, plus today’s maker movement

"I looked at the club as a very non-profit thing. I loved this idea of a social revolution . . . I wrote my little processor computers and wanted to give them out to people because these were the people who were going to change the Read More →

Off topic: Walk this way or that way, museum-security humor, Little Red Riding Hood, doppelgangers, neat colors

Your chances of being mugged? Supposedly less if you walk a certain way. A cartoon peek into the life of a museum security guard. The story of Little Red Riding Hood goes way back. Read More →

Google Transparency Report: More government requests for user data than ever

There are more government requests for Google user data than ever, with the number doubling in the past three years, the company said today as it released its latest Transparency Report. Since Google began reporting the numbers in 2010, the number Read More →

Sorry Firefox, it’s an Android world

If you had your hopes pinned on soon being able to buy a smartphone running Mozilla's new Firefox OS from one of the major carriers, prepare to be disappointed. Instead, be prepared to live in an increasingly Android world. Read More →

News they can use: on Facebook, Twitter and other social media

A greater percentage of Twitter's users get news from the microblogging site, but many more Facebook users are consuming news on the world's largest social network. That's according to a new report from Pew Research Center, which looks at U.S. Read More →

Analysts weigh in on Cisco Systems’ ‘shocking’ earnings

Analysts offered mixed assessments of Cisco Systems after the San Jose networking giant's earnings missed their projections on Wednesday and the company warned that its next-quarter sales would suffer an 8 percent to 10 percent drop from the Read More →
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