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Unabomber offers a joke in Harvard alumni report

The famed mathematician-turned-murderer-turned-tech author's listing in Harvard's 1962 alumni report causes controversy. Under "awards," he lists his eight life sentences.

By May 23, 2012


Sean Parker: Beware of 'wackos' on Facebook, other social media

Facebook's founding president discusses what concerns him about the hyperconnected world in which we now live.

By November 15, 2011


Stuxnet: Fact vs. theory

Speculation abounds about the worm, ostensibly designed to disrupt power grids and other such industrial facilities. Was it, in fact, aimed at Iran's nuclear industry? And if so, who's behind it? The U.S.? Israel? What's known and what's not? CNET takes a look.

By October 5, 2010


Facial recognition face-off: Three tools compared

We pit the newly-released Picasa with facial recognition against Apple's iPhoto, and Microsoft's Windows Live Photo Gallery software to see which one did the best job at recognizing faces, and making it easier to organize big photo libraries.

By September 30, 2009


Q&A: The robot wars have arrived

Brookings Institution fellow P.W. Singer warns that we need a plan for the robot war games many don't realize are already under way.

By March 12, 2009


New alternate-reality game? Or package I should worry about?

What do the odd items inside a UPS package with no return address mean?

By May 7, 2008


Bush's attorney general pick a Patriot Act defender

Retired federal judge Michael Mukasey, the president's nominee to succeed Alberto Gonzales, has aired a largely favorable public view of the controversial law.

By September 17, 2007