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Government surveillance erodes user trust. Congress tucked a sweeping surveillance bill into a late-night budget deal earlier this week. The controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act has been given the green light by the White House, even though it was widely opposed by many top tech companies...

Communication today is faster and more ephemeral than ever. We fire off emails, skip the punctuation in our texts, and watch our photos and messages vanish in seconds on Snapchat. Digital tools have made communicating with others easier but not necessarily more thoughtful, and this bothered...

Slack, the increasingly popular team-messaging software, wants more developers to build apps that hook into its work-chat software. So it's announcing new software, Botkit, to simplify the building of such apps; a directory to make it easier to find them; and an investment fund to back...

3D printing technology has made a lot of advancements lately, prompting people to create more useful objects. People have always dreamed about being able to select a car online, download a design, and print it in the privacy of their own home. That dream is...

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday announced new rules that will require nearly all owners of remote-controlled recreational drones to register the machines in a national database, an attempt by the agency to address safety fears. Federal officials have rushed to issue new rules...

They say there's nothing new under the sun. Well, whoever "they" are, they likely never tried to build a business. Because in business it's always about finding something new that somehow allows you to differentiate and capture an advantage-fleeting though it may be. So, for...