Author Leonid Bershidsky

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Only a tech revolution will restore privacy

Timothy Berners-Lee, credited with inventing the World Wide Web, tweeted up a storm on Thursday, reassuring Internet users that they could reassert control over their data – and the Web’s future – after the Cambridge

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Use your brain: AI won’t soon replace it

Nectome promises to preserve the brains of terminally ill people in order to turn them into computer simulations – at some point in the future when such a thing is possible. It’s a start-up that’s easy to mock

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Cryptocurrency markets aren’t all the same

There’s a compelling reason to consider what’s going on with cryptocurrencies a purely speculative boom-and-bust roller-coaster: over a three-month period, the prices of all the top coins and tokens are rather strongly correlated

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Facebook’s new mission may be impossible

If Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is sincere in a recent post about gradually taking the media element out of “social media”, he’s striking a powerful blow for tech self-regulation, as well as preparing to pay a heavy price for

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Invest in bitcoin, even if it is a bubble

With bitcoin approaching the $10 000 mark and Coinbase, the bitcoin exchange, boasting more accounts than brokerage Charles Schwab, some preemptive consolation and advice are in order for people who stand to lose lots of money in