CIO Briefing

The Algorithms That Tell Bosses How Employees Are Feeling

Sentiment-analysis software can help companies figure out what’s bothering workers—or what they’re excited about.

Emerging Tech

Virtual Classrooms Can Be as Unequal as Real Ones

Online courses are praised for their potential to make education accessible to everyone—but they’re leaving students behind.

CIO Briefing

Would Obama Pardon Edward Snowden?

It’s a long shot, but who knows what the president might do in his last months in office.

Cybersecurity

The Strange Way People Perceive Privacy Online

Internet users make weaker passwords when government surveillance is on their minds.

Emerging Tech

How Electronic Voting Could Undermine the Election

As foreign hackers target election data, voters may lose faith in digital ballots.

Cybersecurity

Update Your iPhone Now

Apple just released a patch that fixes three giant vulnerabilities in iOS.

Cybersecurity

Yup! NSA Got Hacked

Internal documents appear to confirm this week’s leak came from the agency.

Cybersecurity

Did NSA Get Hacked?

A group calling itself the “Shadow Broker” is auctioning off what it says are the agency’s cyberweapons.

IT Modernization

How Phones Can Help Predict Thunderstorms

A meteorologist is harnessing data from the devices’ barometers to improve local forecasting.

CIO Briefing

Trump Doesn’t Understand Cyberwar

The nominee is woefully unprepared for questions about the future of digital conflict.

CIO Briefing

America’s Network of Secret Bomb Detectors

Can a mysterious device help the government protect Northern Virginia from nukes?

CIO Briefing

Social Media Goes Dark During Chaos in Turkey

For a brief period, confusion in the country was compounded by a Facebook and Twitter blackout.

IT Modernization

What If Cameras Stopped Telling the Truth?

New technology to block photography at concerts hints at an alarming future for smartphones.

Cybersecurity

Foreign Hackers Target Thousands of Gmail Users Every Month

Google revealed that it sends 4,000 warnings monthly about state-sponsored cyberattacks.

Cybersecurity

When Should Hacking Be Legal?

A group of academics and journalists say a federal computer-fraud law criminalizes their work.

CIO Briefing

Should Border Agents Scroll Through Foreigners’ Facebook Profiles?

A proposed change to a common U.S. customs form would allow the government to vet travelers’ social media accounts.

Emerging Tech

How to Get People to Embrace Technological Change

Facebook users threaten violent revolution every time the site tweaks its design. Is there a way to innovate without upsetting anyone?

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