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Facebook Could Hoist the Enterprise to the Cloud

I wasn't quite sure what to think when I first heard Time magazine had named Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Person of the Year for 2010. As I've previously confessed, I have not joined the half a billion people who are making friends and playing virtual games on Facebook. I do realize, however, that any...

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Privacy Courtesy of an Internet Police State? Thanks but No Thanks

We've been hearing a lot lately from people who think it's time to start policing the Internet. Last week, the U.S. Congress began holding hearings to determine whether it should outlaw the practice of tracking Internet users' browsing habits. Meanwhile, the European Union started exploring the poss...

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Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and Technology’s Double-Edged Sword

Like almost everyone -- including government and law enforcement officials on multiple continents -- I'm struggling to answer this question: Exactly who is Julian Assange? is Assange merely a journalist with an altruistic desire to uncover the truth about the actions of governments and large corpora...

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Bush Proves Surprisingly Tech-Savvy in Zuckerberg Chat

It would be natural to assume that George W. Bush and Mark Zuckerberg have nothing in common. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, is a Baby Boomer, while Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive officer of Facebook, is a member of the millennial generation. Those facts alone suggest th...

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DMCA: What Is It Good For?

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act -- enacted in the waning days of the 20th century -- contains provisions designed to make it evolve over time. The idea was that as technology fostered new ways of creating and distributing copyrighted material such as music, movies and software programs, the law...

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Technology Cured My Bad Case of Shopaphobia

With Black Friday fast approaching, I've been thinking a lot about how various forms of technology have become ingrained into our everyday lives. You may be wondering exactly what the busiest shopping day of the year has to do with the spread of new technology. That's a fair question. The answer -- ...

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Today’s Offhand Post Could Be Tomorrow’s Federal Case

From the beginning of the social media revolution, it was obvious that the legal system was going to have trouble keeping up. It started when file-sharing sites like Napster trampled on copyright laws on their way to completely changing the way music is sold. Then, more than a few amateur bloggers...

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Why I Still Don’t Have a Facebook Page

Because I've spent most of my working life writing about technology, people expect me to be among the first to adopt every new device and application that hits the market. It's because I follow tech trends closely that I'm seldom an early adopter. I know, for instance, that the first generation of a...

Privacy Advocates Blast FTC’s Inaction Over Street View Spying

Consumer privacy advocates are outraged that the FTC has decided to stop investigating why Google was collecting personal information transmitted by users over private WiFi networks. Google has admitted to collecting such data -- which in some cases included individual emails and user passwords -- ...

Digg Trying to Crawl Out of Financial Hole

The personnel shakeup taking place at Digg offers an example of how difficult it can be for a social media site to make the transition from a popular online destination to a profitable business enterprise. In addition to losing its top sales and finance executives, Digg is reducing its total workfor...

WinPho 7 to Get the U-verse Bump

Microsoft unveiled a series of Windows Phone 7 handsets on Monday that will offer a range of features and services, including a version of the AT&T's U-verse, that are designed to help Microsoft make up the ground it has lost in the mobile space in recent years. Microsoft and AT&T also annou...

Speed Bills: Here Comes Verizon’s Pay-as-You-Go 4G Network

Verizon Wireless unveiled its plan for rolling out its 4G network on Wednesday, offering a glimpse into how the wireless experience will change for most users in the not-too-distant future. Consumers who do a lot of Web surfing or regularly download music or video on wireless devices should expect t...

Political Nerves Derail Net Neutrality Bill

Congress is unlikely to pass legislation regulating the activities of broadband Internet service providers this year. And it's not clear when -- or if -- such rules will be enacted. Democratic California Congressman Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, pulled a bill...

Blockbuster Seeks Fresh Start With Bankruptcy Plan

Blockbuster, the company that once reigned atop the video rental business, announced Thursday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This may be its last chance at surviving in an industry in which consumers increasingly are gravitating toward services that enable instant access to ...

HP, Oracle Settlement: It’s Not Personal

Monday's announcement that Oracle and HP have settled the lawsuit triggered by Oracle's hiring of former HP CEO Mark Hurd may seem surprising, given that the suit was filed just two weeks ago. However, there are many reasons both companies would want to end this battle now. HP filed the suit the day...

Microsoft Defies Russian Government’s Efforts to Stifle Opposition

Microsoft may find itself at odds with the Russian government after creating a new license permitting free use of its software by certain nonprofit organizations and small newspapers in more than 30 countries around the world. Microsoft's move was in response to a Sunday New York Times article detai...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

NYTCo Dons Software Vendor Cap: Q&A With News Services Director Christine Topalian

It's no secret that newspaper companies are seeking new sources of revenue as readers -- and the advertising dollars that typically follow them -- migrate to electronic media. The New York Times Co. was among the first newspaper publishers to deliver its content to mobile devices. Now, it's hoping t...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

NYTCo Dons Software Vendor Cap: Q&A With News Services Director Christine Topalian

It's no secret that newspaper companies are seeking new sources of revenue as readers -- and the advertising dollars that typically follow them -- migrate to electronic media. The New York Times Co. was among the first newspaper publishers to deliver its content to mobile devices. Now, it's hoping t...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

NYTCo Dons Software Vendor Cap: Q&A With News Services Director Christine Topalian

It's no secret that newspaper companies are seeking new sources of revenue as readers -- and the advertising dollars that typically follow them -- migrate to electronic media. The New York Times Co. was among the first newspaper publishers to deliver its content to mobile devices. Now, it's hoping t...

New Zero-Day Attack Riddles Adobe Reader

Adobe has acknowledged that its widely used programs for creating and reading PDF files currently are under attack by hackers, but it has offered little information about how it plans to thwart the assault. In an advisory posted on its website Wednesday, Adobe said essentially all versions of its Ac...

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