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Kevin Mitnick Wants to Protect You from Hackers

Late one winter night more than 20 years ago, I ran from my home to a nearby pay phone to take an incoming call from the world’s most wanted cyber fugitive. Kevin Mitnick called me dozens of times that fateful…

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Big Tech’s Day of Antitrust Reckoning

Facebook and other tech giants have been “getting away with murder on privacy” and other abuses of the public trust, declared Tim Wu, Professor at Columbia Law School and author of the new book The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in…

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Time for a Bitcoin Reboot?

Exactly a year ago, I was sitting in an elite private social club in Manhattan listening to a fashion photographer expound on the virtues of buying cryptocurrencies, while an all-female audience opened up their laptops to buy. When I wrote…

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What’s ‘Appening in San Francisco

They say you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone. Here’s my love letter to San Francisco’s mad, give-it-a-spin rapid-prototyping culture. Experimentation has always called to me, but it was only when I moved to SF four years ago…

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