It's hard to beleive the change that's happened over the last 20 years.  Consider:

Digital Equipment Corp, Sun Microsystems and Data General were leading hardware manufactures.

Compaq was the fastest growing PC vendor.

Google didn’t exist.

Mark Zuckerberg was 9 years old. hadn’t launched yet

There was no e-commerce, Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari.

Digital glasses were what Geordi La Forge wore in Star Trek.

March 07, 2014 10:41 AM EST

SAN FRANCISO -- Dan Kaminsky looks like he could really use some rest. "Long day?" I ask him. He shrugs. It's been a long several days, weeks, and months, he says as we trudge our way to a table in the south foyer of San Francisco's Moscone Center to talk about White Ops, a company he helped found.

February 28, 2014 8:57 AM EST

Google chairman Eric Schmidt’s concern for citizen privacy following reports that the National Security Agency (NSA) may have broken into the company’s data streams is ironic considering the Internet giant’s own spotty record on privacy.


November 06, 2013 1:38 PM EST
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After listening to over three hours of testimony in Congress from some of the contractors behind the Obamacare site, one thing has become abundantly clear: No vendor is responsible for the problems that have plagued the health exchange since its launch nearly a month ago.

That’s right. The glitches apparently just miraculously manifested themselves the minute the site went live on Oct. 1.

October 24, 2013 6:19 PM EDT

Edward Snowden needs to shut up for his own good and for those who support his actions. Seems like every time the self-confessed document leaker opens his mouth these days, he says something that gives the government more fodder for going after him with everything its got. And that’s a problem because it detracts from the importance of his revelations.


June 26, 2013 4:05 PM EDT

Questions over whether CloudFlare exaggerated the impact of the denial of service attacks on Spamhaus should not be allowed to divert attention away from the real security threat highlighted by the attacks.

Any distributed denial of service attack involving 300Gbps of traffic -- or even half that amount -- is noteworthy, regardless of whether it choked portions of the Internet or not.

March 29, 2013 12:24 PM EDT

If beleaguered Notre Dame football linebacker Manti Te’o’s story about being duped by an online imposter were true, he certainly wouldn’t be the first -- or the last – person to fall victim to such a hoax.

January 17, 2013 3:48 PM EST

For all the effort that is being put by enterprises, government and vendors into combating cyber threats, there are still a few areas where progress has been slow at best and non-existent at worst. Here in no particular order are four cybersecurity items that need more action and less talk.

January 04, 2013 6:00 AM EST
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People concerned about the privacy implications of civilian drones operating over American airspace are likely to be disappointed by a recent industry “Code of Conduct” released by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI).

July 12, 2012 2:11 PM EDT

The Veterans Administration A finally has an explanation for why subscribers to its List Serve (including myself), kept getting copied in on Unsubscribe requests and sundry irate messages from other subscribers all day Monday. Turns out the problem was caused by a “glitch” in the settings for the subscriber list that caused unsubscribe requests and message replies to be sent to everyone on the subscriber list,

July 03, 2012 4:08 PM EDT
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