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Tarun Wadhwa
Writer, Researcher, Entrepreneur
Writer, Researcher, Entrepreneur
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A start-up is using 3d printing and design to create affordable customized artificial limbs for people - and they want to change the way we look at disability. My latest in Forbes -

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Yesterday there was news that one of the major Republican political organizations is setting up fake websites that look like Democratic candidate pages to trick people into donating money to the wrong party. And then they bragged about it. Couldn't make this stuff up. My latest piece explores how this fits into a larger pattern of questionable ethical behaviors in online campaigns:

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Mark Zuckerberg recently gave an interview where he admitted that having your real name attached to everything can be a burden. Shocking I know. But coming from him, it really was... it signals a shift in the way tech companies are talking about privacy. What this means for us, my latest:

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One of the biggest problems with the debate about privacy and advertising online these days is that its so abstract. Meanwhile, there's very serious issues about control and consumer protection that aren't being addressed. My piece today builds off the research of Ryan Calo, a brilliant legal scholar, and looks at where advertising online is headed.

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There's a lot of interesting things happening in the internet-connected home appliance field. Google's massive purchase of Nest happened just days before researchers discovered a groundbreaking cyberattack that uses fridges, speakers and televisions to send malicious messages. The industry will need to work hard to establish trust if things are going to go anywhere - my latest:

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For those of you who don't live in the Twitter bubble, something interesting happened over the weekend. A PR exec tweeted something really stupid, then the internet formed a "mob" to humiliate her and destroy her life. I have some concerns about this how this all went down -

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My latest piece is an exclusive story on how NASA will attempt to grow plants on the Moon in 2015 

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Whenever the technology industry has tried their hand at politics, the results have been mixed - at best.  A few companies, making up something called the "sharing economy" - like AirBnb, Lyft, and others, have formed an advocacy group to try to fight for better regulation.  Looks promising, but raises some important questions over motives and inclusion.  My latest -  

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You've probably heard the news about the fingerprint scanners coming to the new iPhone. Overall, Apple did a good job with this - something I've expected them to do for a long time. There are however, many risks involved with rolling this out to the public. My latest:
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