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Cloudflare’s New Encryption Service Adds Privacy Protection

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Most of the traffic on the web is encrypted. And more websites are adopting basic encryption measures every day. That means that, in theory, eavesdroppers have a hard time seeing whom you’re writing to on Gmail or what you’re looking up on Wikipedia. But there’s a catch. Big sites like Google and Facebook can see […]

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How Level 3’s Tiny Error Shut Off the Internet for Parts of the US

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A year ago, a DDoS attack caused internet outages around the US by targeting the internet-infrastructure company Dyn, which provides Domain Name System services to look up web servers. Monday saw a nationwide series of outages as well, but with a more pedestrian cause: a misconfiguration at Level 3, an internet backbone company—and enterprise ISP—that […]

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Sorry, Banning ‘Killer Robots’ Just Isn’t Practical

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Late Sunday, 116 entrepreneurs, including Elon Musk, released a letter to the United Nations warning of the dangerous “Pandora’s Box” presented by weapons that make their own decisions about when to kill. Publications including The Guardian and The Washington Post ran headlines saying Musk and his cosigners had called for a “ban” on “killer robots.” […]

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Jon Ossoff Was the Congressional Candidate Social Media Built

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Losing a political race is a messy thing. As Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign proved, fingers inevitably point in every direction, alternately blaming the candidate, the team, the message, and the opposition’s dirty tactics for the loss. It’s never as simple as any of these explanations. But Jon Ossoff’s defeat Tuesday night by Karen Handel […]

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Amazon Expanded Its Empire—And Its Place in Society

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News that Amazon intends to buy Whole Foods Market for more than $13 billion was greeted jubilantly by financial markets, with Amazon’s stock rising 2.5 percent, almost enough to cover the entire purchase. At the same time, the shares of other grocery retailers, ranging from Kroger’s to Walmart, were punished severely, plunging as much as […]