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Watson plays 'Jeopardy!' with members of Congress

Holt, a five-time Jeopardy winner and nuclear physicist, was the only member to beat Watson in a round of the game, earning $8,600 to Watson's $6,200. Overall, Watson pulled in $40,300 to the members' $30,000.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 1, 2011; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Computers, Digital culture, Policy and politics  
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Libya shutdown raises questions about bit.ly, security of foreign domains

Libya shutdown raises questions about bit.ly, security of foreign domains

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 24, 2011; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Digital culture, Policy and politics  
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Should schools use GPS to track truant students?

Should schools use GPS to track truant students?

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 22, 2011; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Digital culture, Policy and politics, Privacy  
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Movie-industry study: Unauthorized video sharing shrinks if viewers have legal options

No, that's not the headline you'll see at the Motion Picture Association of America's site. The Washington-based lobby headlined its own press release (PDF) yesterday in starker terms: NEW STUDY FINDS 23.8% OF GLOBAL INTERNET TRAFFIC INVOLVES THE ILLEGAL DISTRIBUTION OF COPYRIGHTED WORK The study in question was commissioned by...

By Rob Pegoraro  | February 1, 2011; 6:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  DRM, Net Neutrality, Policy and politics, Video  
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Vodafone, France Telcom reportedly restore service in Egypt

Vodafone Egypt and France Telecom have issued statements saying that they have restored some service to their Egyptian customers.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 31, 2011; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Police: Five Anonymous hacking group members arrested in Britain

Police in the United Kingdom have arrested five men in connection with the Anonymous hacking group, largely credited for denial of service attacks carried out in support of Wikileaks and its editor Julian Assange.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 27, 2011; 9:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Comcast and NBC: Did the Feds fold?, Rob Pegoraro , January 18, 2011
FCC votes for a half-measure on net neutrality, Rob Pegoraro , December 21, 2010
WikiLeaks sinks, resurfaces (repeat as necessary), Rob Pegoraro , December 3, 2010
Web celebrates one of its 20th birthdays, Rob Pegoraro , November 12, 2010
CEA launches 'Tech Enthusiast' membership , Rob Pegoraro , November 10, 2010
Post-election tech-policy forecast: Nothing, Rob Pegoraro , November 3, 2010
Google TV review, part 1: setup and online, Rob Pegoraro , October 22, 2010
Who's the master of a .ly domain?, Rob Pegoraro , October 8, 2010
Almost-final, much weaker ACTA draft published, Rob Pegoraro , October 7, 2010
Broadcasters step up FM-tuner-mandate campaign, Rob Pegoraro , September 14, 2010
The net-neutrality debate continues, Rob Pegoraro , August 27, 2010
Grading Google's China compromise, Rob Pegoraro , July 9, 2010
Google to defy China's censors a little less, Rob Pegoraro , June 29, 2010
Judge junks Viacom's YouTube suit, Rob Pegoraro , June 23, 2010
Draft of ACTA trade deal leaks, Rob Pegoraro , March 25, 2010
Google takes its argument with China outside , Rob Pegoraro , March 23, 2010
FCC's broadband plan: A possible dream, Rob Pegoraro , March 19, 2010
Outlines of FCC national broadband plan emerge, Rob Pegoraro , March 15, 2010
Tax-prep software vendors look for a lock-in, Rob Pegoraro , March 12, 2010
ACTA absurdity continues, may only get worse, Rob Pegoraro , February 3, 2010
Trying to make sense of the Google-China standoff, Rob Pegoraro , January 22, 2010
No, Microsoft Word's not going to vanish on Jan. 11, Rob Pegoraro , December 22, 2009
Comcast + NBC = What? , Rob Pegoraro , December 4, 2009
Comcast-NBC merger nears, questions begin, Rob Pegoraro , December 1, 2009
Will News Corp. shut out Google for a Bing bribe?, Rob Pegoraro , November 24, 2009
Electronic voting lingers on, Rob Pegoraro , November 3, 2009
Google's recipe: to serve man? , Rob Pegoraro , October 30, 2009
IPhone Users, Start Your Internet Phone Calls, Rob Pegoraro , October 7, 2009
Tuesday Tidbits: Little Things That Could Count, Rob Pegoraro , October 6, 2009
The FCC Sides With Net Neutrality; So Do I, Rob Pegoraro , September 25, 2009
 
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