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January 26, 2011

by Ondrej Krehel

Tablet mania may have consumed this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, as dozens of players looked to cash in on the iPad—or hoped to be the supposed “iPad killer”—but some of the underdog items could have longer-term ramifications.

When it comes to business and personal computing, I’m most impressed with the recent advances in...

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January 20, 2011

by Ondrej Krehel

What does the future of political protest look like in a highly digitalized world? We’re watching it unfold in real time through WikiLeaks’ Cablegate.

The day the cables were slated for release in major newspapers around the...

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January 13, 2011

by Ondrej Krehel

The New York Times recently ran a story about an online retailer who was a real bully. The particular eyeglass merchant in question, who we’re not going to name here, sold fake glasses—among other crimes—and when consumers...

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January 5, 2011

by Ondrej Krehel

BitDefender, the antivirus company, recently released a study that one in five Facebook users are exposed to malware through bogus news feeds.

The statistics were gleaned from the beta app Safego. More than 14,000 FB users have installed the...

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December 30, 2010

by Ondrej Krehel

With the New Year upon us, I’ve been thinking about some of the larger or more interesting security cases of 2010. One of the oddest happened in January, when hackers managed to steal carbon credits...

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December 22, 2010

by Ondrej Krehel

Being a woman in the digital world makes you a target.

In two separate cases earlier this month, hackers targeted young women. First they sought compromising images and video of the victims, then extorted them, threatening to release the images to their friends and family and on the web.

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