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Tom Risen
Works at U.S. News & World Report, L.P.
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Up to 950 million Android phones are at risk from this #cybersecurity  flaw:
Ahead of a key cybersecurity conference next week, a newly discovered weakness in Google phones poses a bad omen.
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China's embrace of video games is a sneaky play to discourage #internetfreedom   
The communist nation's embrace of video games is in part a censorship strategy.
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Resignations and #cybersecurity  fixes at the +USOPM aren't enough to protect your data: 
OPM resignations and reforms alone won’t protect your data.
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Yes  - someone can hack your smart car. We separate the risks and the hype of #cybersecurity  in the Internet of things.
As more Web-connected vehicles hit the road, lawmakers want to boost cybersecurity and privacy protections.
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The chairman of the FCC has supported a $48.5 billion merger that would make AT&T and DirecTV the largest pay TV provider in the country.
The Federal Communications Commission announced support for the $48.5 billion telecom merger.
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Shootings in Chattanooga fuel debate on DHS expansion.
Terrorism threats and civil liberties risks plague debate on House bill.
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The U.S. is researching autonomous weapons. Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and 1,000 other scientists say that's a really bad idea.
A massive coalition of leading thinkers and innovators has a chilling warning about the future of warfare.
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Comcast earnings report the telecom giant has more Internet users than cable subscribers for the first time. Is cable dying?
Cable providers leverage Internet access to slow the loss of customers.
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NASA just found Earth 2.0 - called Kepler 452b. It turns out many other planets could support life!
A NASA space telescope searching for a new Earth has found our look-alike planet.
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If you "butt dial" someone then your #privacy  is not protected, a court rules.
Accidental phone calls are not private, an appeals court rules.
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The Cuba embassy in Washington is re-opened, but limits on business and travel remain.
Diplomatic relations with Cuba resume, but the longtime embargo blocks most trade and travel.
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So many people are cutting the cable cord that Netflix were a nation it would be the size of France.
Cable providers leverage Internet access to slow the loss of customers.
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    Technology and Business Reporter, present
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Tech and Business Reporter at U.S. News & World Report
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I report on technology and business at U.S. News & World Report. My coverage includes the stock market, congressional policy, cybersecurity, China, innovation, the NSA, CIA and Silicon Valley. You can follow me on Twitter or read my articles here

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Learned to speak many languages, then forgot most of them
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  • Northwestern University
  • St. Mary's College of Maryland
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