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David Talbot Editor

I’m MIT Technology Review’s chief correspondent, interested in a wide range of topics including climate change, energy, and information and communication technologies. Recent projects have included traveling to China to write about GMO crop development there, and Germany to explore how they’ll try to ramp up renewable power while closing down nuclear plants. My 2008 feature on the Obama campaign’s social-networking operation was selected for The Best Technology Writing 2009.

  • Terror's Server

    Fraud, gruesome propaganda, terror planning: the Net enables it all. The online industry can help fix it.

  • The Internet Is Broken

    The Net’s basic flaws cost firms billions, impede innovation, and threaten national security. It’s time for a clean-slate app

    8 comments

  • Online at CentCom

    U.S. Central Command Headquarters is more wired than ever. A look inside the nerve center for the Iraq War.

  • Can U.S. Still Compete?

    The modest federal increases for basic research are cheering those worried about the United States’ innovation capacity.

    7 comments

  • The Next Internet

    A leading advocate of radical change in the Internet says research solutions will straddle the twin concepts of replace and revamp.

    1 comment

  • Changeable Fingerprint

    If someone steals your fingerprint, “cancelable biometrics” software from IBM can issue a new one.

    8 comments

  • Next-Generation Networks

    Today’s Internet is like “second-class mail,” but solutions exist, says Doug Van Houweling, CEO of Internet2.

    4 comments

  • ICANN Feud: It's so 1995

    Several nations are calling on the United States to give up its power over Internet addresses. But bigger problems loom.

    9 comments

  • Solar Flier

    Its aim: around the world on zero gallons

    1 comment

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