The EB-5 Visa Program Allows Thousands of Wealthy Foreigners to Buy Citizenship Each Year

Each year, the government grants green cards to 10,000 rich investors, the vast majority of whom are Chinese. Is this program creating enough jobs to warrant its continuation?

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Breach Patrol: The Surprisingly ‘Not Sexy’ Life of 24/7 White Hat Hackers


I set out to find a squad of code breakers who use their skills for good. But I didn't see too many wall-length display screens or cyber geniuses sprinting around with thumb drives in hand to neutralize infected airplanes.

How the USGS Detects Earthquakes Using Twitter

The agency learned to separate background noise from the “wow, that was an earthquake!” tweet.


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Can Campus Networks Ever Be Secure?

Universities are struggling to find balance between academic openness and the need for computer security across their networks.


The One Person Who’s Not Losing Sleep Over Potential ID Theft

A famous whistleblower on the lam might be the last person a cybercriminal wants to impersonate.

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The (Hypothetical) President of Silicon Valley

Elon Musk is the tech world's favorite potential future candidate.

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FCC’s Plan to Regulate Online Streaming Faces Backlash

A top House Democrat opposes the agency’s plan to treat streaming video like cable television.


When Military Robots Can Predict Your Next Move

New research may enable robotic armed guards — or just help self-driving cars get through a four-way stop


Two Men Were Busted for Flying a Drone in the Most Restricted Airspace in America

A word of caution to drone-owners: don’t fly your UAV near the White House.

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How the USGS Detects Earthquakes Using Twitter

And learned to separate background noise from the “wow, that was an earthquake!” tweet.


Government’s Cyber Education Programs Need Reboot

The government should encourage more hands-on education and incident-based testing at the colleges and universities that help fill the pipeline of cyber talent.


The FBI Just Got 'Hyperconverged' for $28 Million

The new unclassified virtual desktop infrastructure will support 55,000 users.