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Technology

P.W. Singer answers a key question on cybersecurity: How can I protect myself  — and the whole Internet?P.W. Singer answers a key question on cybersecurity: How can I protect myself — and the whole Internet?

Posted By TED Guest Author

At TED2009, military analyst P.W. Singer spoke about how drones are changing warfare. It was fascinating — and sobering. This month, Singer directs our attention to a different way technology can intersect with malice in his new book, Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know, co-authored by Allan Friedman. Below, an excerpt that asks: What can we do […]

Technology

A view from the unfriendly skies: How criminals are using dronesA view from the unfriendly skies: How criminals are using drones

Posted By TED Guest Author

Marc Goodman
 is the founder of the Future Crimes Institute and chair for Policy, Law and Ethics at Singularity University. At TEDGlobal in Edinburgh in 2012, Goodman shared a sobering look at the dark side of technology in his talk, “A vision of crimes in the future.” The TED Blog asked him to share his latest thinking on […]

Entertainment

Studying human nature by picking pockets: A Q&A with Apollo RobbinsStudying human nature by picking pockets: A Q&A with Apollo Robbins

Posted By Alison Prato

If you ever meet Apollo Robbins in person, hold onto your wallet. The professional sleight-of-hand artist, who has been studying magic for more than 25 years, made headlines in 2001 when he pickpocketed Jimmy Carter’s Secret Service detail, taking their badges and even the keys to the motorcade. Since then, he has gained a reputation […]

Global Issues

8 talks on fighting corruption8 talks on fighting corruption

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

When CL Financial — the largest financial institution in Trinidad and Tobago — collapsed in January of 2009, its bailout was far more sweeping than those offered in other countries. “In an unprecedented fit of generosity — and I use that word carefully — the government of the day made a written commitment to repay […]

Q&A

How much should we worry about future crimes? A Q&A with Marc GoodmanHow much should we worry about future crimes? A Q&A with Marc Goodman

Posted By Ben Lillie

Marc Goodman studies how to prevent future crimes — not in the Minority Report sense, but by thinking about the ways that current and imagined technologies could be used to commit crimes. At TEDGlobal 2012 he gave a talk on some of the ways this could play out – showing examples of how drug cartels […]