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Larry Greenemeier
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A story surfaced in Wired last week about two cybersecurity guys hacking into a Jeep while it was on the road. Turns out it was the same car hackers I'd interviewed last year for an article, so I followed up and came up with this story. I ended the article with a timeline of all the car hacking stories that I've written since 2008. There've been a few ...
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About 14 years ago, probably everyone would have been tripping over themselves to give the government access to their encrypted data in the name of "homeland security." Today, after years of government data breaches and Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA's boundless data grabbing, people are questioning whether this is a good idea.
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Interviewed a former Texas judge to get the story behind this tech, which acts as a fake cell tower. Criminal suspects (and everyone else in the area) connect to the stingray when they use their phones, and law enforcement can track your whereabouts. Your garden-variety high-tech surveillance tech these days, except that there's a very low standard for police to get approval to use it. And, in some instances, prosecutors have been willing to drop a case rather than admit the tech was used to catch the criminal.
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High-tech sticks could help visually impaired people spot obstacles and even identify acquaintances as they approach
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When the observation deck of New York’s 1 World Trade Center opens next week, the 100-floor elevator ride will take just a minute
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Technology demands and distractions will change owners’ interactions with their pets. Our four-legged friends will become more of a luxury than a necessity in our fast-paced, crowded and increasingly urbanized society, according to University of Melbourne researcher Jean-Loup Rault.
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Many large police departments have early warning systems to flag officers more likely to overreact with violence. Recent high-profile (and deadly) examples of run-ins with suspects have people wonder if these systems can do better.
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Screen size is precious on smartwatches, but does that mean women have to wear clunky devices that look like they were designed for men?
Despite a wide selection of smartwatches for men, smaller, fashionable versions designed for women have only recently become available—and their choices are limited
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Looking 5 years into the future, here's what mobile devices will be able to do and how they might be able to do it.
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Could bitcoin-inspired blockchains make online transactions more secure?
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A total of 25 international teams will compete June 5 and 6 to win one of three cash prizes totaling $3.5 million at the DARPA Robotics Challenge finals.
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One Portland, Ore., school is testing an approach that it hopes will minimize digital distractions during class without alienating students whose social lives and identities have become intertwined with their devices.
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Education
  • Purdue University
    Communications, Sociology, 1990 - 1994
  • Columbia University
    Journalism, 2003 - 2004
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  • Scientific American
    Associate Editor, Tech, 2007 - present
  • InformationWeek
    Senior Editor, 1999 - 2007
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