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Identity theft

Monday links

What you need to know about 3D printers for today and tomorrowBeyond the hype, there are real uses for this technology, but also some key barriers yet to be addressed—Galen Gruman at InfoWorld The Web at 25 in the U.S.Report about Internet usage in the US from the Pew Research Internet Project FTC: Identity theft […]

Wednesday links

The death of Windows XP will impact 95 percent of the world’s ATMsMicrosoft’s 12-year-old Windows XP operating system powers 95 percent of the world’s automated teller machines, according to NCR, the largest ATM supplier in the US. While the idea of Windows powering ATMs may surprise consumers, XP runs in the background powering the software […]

Quote of the week

I have been writing and saying that surveillance is the business model of the Internet, and that government surveillance largely piggy backs on corporate capabilities.—Bruce Schneier

Monday links

2013 in Search: Heroes, tragedies and the Harlem ShakeGoogle reviews events of 2013 Security in 2014: What are the experts predicting?At ZDNet, Larry Seltzer looks at security predictions for the coming year. He says there’s good and bad news, and good and bad predictions. 9 Technologies That Matter In 2014The future may be unwritten, but […]

Monday links

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 […]

Monday links

Test and test again: the lesson from Windows 8.1′s bumpy rolloutAt PCWorld, Juan Carlos Perez looks at the large number of problems with the Windows 8.1 upgrade. You Are Your DataWe are becoming data. Every day, our smartphones, browsers, cars, and even refrigerators generate information about our habits. When we click “I agree” on terms […]