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Technology Review, Inc. has removed this story by Michelle Delio following an independent investigation that found seven of her stories had sources which could not be verified. While this particular story was found to be accurate, the company has decided to remove all of Delio’s stories from the online archive because of the questions that have been raised in her other pieces.

Jason Pontin
Editor-in-Chief
Technology Review

Brad King
Web Editor
TechnologyReview.com

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