The recent hack of Gawker, which operates sites such as Lifehacker, Gizmodo and Deadspin, revealed some troubling news about the way many of use passwords.

December 20, 2010 11:59 AM EST

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may mark the high points of the holiday shopping season, but they are by no means the end of it.  In a still struggling economy, with everyone searching for value, consumers will encounter technology deals that might seem too good to be true. 

As reported by the Dow Jones newswires, online shopping may well top $1 billion dollars on a single day this year.  With more and more consumers willing to spend

November 30, 2010 10:35 AM EST

If you're a Microsoft shareholder, or even just a fan, these are troublesome times.  The naysayers are out in force, and everywhere you turn some expert is decrying the company's failure and predicting its ultimate doom.

October 29, 2010 12:39 PM EDT

Spam, malware, viruses, and identity theft -- these are the dangers most of us associate with the Internet.  Faceless threats from somewhere in "cyberspace", that attack us anonymously.

But, as recent history has shown, users with children may be missing a much more dangerous threat closer to home: cyberbullying.  It seems as if the age old schoolyard threat of bullying has caught up to modern technology.

October 20, 2010 10:53 AM EDT

No matter what Richi Jennings or I say, the debate about spam won't end here. 

October 04, 2010 1:51 PM EDT

In his Long View blog, Richi Jennings posted a rebuttal to my post, Spam Wars 2010

In his response, Richi argues several of my points, particularly those involving statistics.  While some of Richi's points are well taken, given the nature of stats and how they can be spun, with all due respect to Richi, I don't believe his argument holds water.

September 30, 2010 2:48 PM EDT

There's a spam war raging in North America, and computer users are losing. Worse yet, many of use don't even realize we're being attacked or why. Most users see spam as an annoyance, and don't look past their cluttered inboxes to the true severity of the threat to every aspect of our online world.

September 28, 2010 3:01 PM EDT

Multitasking isn't just for users anymore.

Never before has the tech world seen so many companies diversifying through mergers, acquisitions, and moving into new markets.

September 20, 2010 6:00 AM EDT

Hardly a day passes in the world of technology news without a story on Apple's iPad and the legion of supposed iPad killers lining up to take it down.

Recognizing the success Apple has had, a host of companies including Microsoft, HP, and RIM have announced plans to release tablet style devices of their own. 

September 08, 2010 12:00 PM EDT

Last month, Google's security team sent a message to the Internet security community:  we need to redefine responsible disclosure.  The current method of reporting security vulnerabilities is outdated and too slow.

August 27, 2010 8:57 AM EDT
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