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The Ministry of Twitter: Inside Trump’s Bullhorn

Lunching at Twitter’s headquarters recently in a week dominated by inane tweets by our President, I thought of my favorite writer. George Orwell brilliantly anticipated the perils posed by authoritarian governments mercilessly ruled by strongmen, but he couldn’t have imagined…

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The Russian Ransomware Blues

Businesses, hospitals, and power plants, a country’s infrastructure held hostage. An ultimate covert weapon that can disable defense systems and unravel decades of technological innovation. Cyberwarfare is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Today, we’re facing one of the…

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Women in Tech Talk Men

What is it with men these days? Last week, yet another sexist Silicon Valley VC was outed in a public shaming. Then the founding partner of 500 Startups resigned under pressure for similar reasons. This on the heels of the…

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Whack-a-Bot: Fighting Fake News

To prove that you’re human on the internet, you’re often forced to play quirky games – spotting cats or identifying street signs among a tableau of random images. Captcha, the often irritating internet puzzle, has been the most common way…

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