The new killer app is a real humanLive experts like those from Google Helpouts and Amazon’s Mayday are changing everything—At Computerworld, Mike Elgan reports on the growing use of live humans on the Internet 10 reasons the browser is becoming the universal OSExtensible, mutable, and rapidly evolving thanks to open source roots, the Web browser […]
Fake Windows tech support calls continue to plague consumersMore than a year after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) heralded a major crackdown on fraudsters posing as Microsoft technical support personnel, consumers continue to receive calls from scammers—At Computerworld, Gregg Keizer reports on continuing scam Privacy Isn’t a Right, It’s a CommodityAt Slate, Josh Klein […]
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A Technical Dictionary That Fits the Definition of User-Friendly… its definitions are far superior to the crowdsourced, sprawling, digital haystack of Wikipedia. And they’re far more current than what you find on Webopedia. Yes, it’s true. ComputerLanguage.com is the very definition of concise, a user-friendly, up-to-date technical dictionary—At his New York Times column, David Pogue […]
The Battle for Power on the InternetWe’re in the middle of an epic battle for power in cyberspace. On one side are the traditional, organized, institutional powers such as governments and large multinational corporations. On the other are the distributed and nimble: grassroots movements, dissident groups, hackers, and criminals. Initially, the Internet empowered the second […]
Microsoft, Google working on super cookies to track your activity on every deviceDeveloped by the likes of Microsoft and Google, super cookies will track you wherever you go, and whatever you do, whether it’s on your smartphone, PC, game console, or even TV—Sebastian Anthony at ExtremeTech ICANN starts rolling out new generic top-level domainsICANN has […]
New Internet Users Aren’t Being Taught to Protect Themselves OnlineIn a perfect world, new users should learn about privacy-protecting tools before they type their first Google search or craft their first tweet. Instead, the individuals I met were woefully unprepared for the challenges of being targeted, tracked, and profiled online. They didn’t know to avoid […]