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Facebook: Confirm or Deny?

After a tumultuous couple of weeks for Facebook that have included the introduction of Open Graph, threats of lawmaker scrutiny, complaints from consumer groups and embarrassing bugs in its software, members of the social networking site may be wondering whether it's time to ask the musical questio...

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How One Reporter Used Social Media to Build Bridges

Christine Maddela, the weekend anchor at WKRN-TV in Nashville, joined Twitter on July 1, 2009. It took her all of three days to discover the microblogging service's potential impact on journalism. "Three days later, on July 4, Steve McNair was murdered, and I broke the news of McNair's death on Twit...

Has Facebook Finally Gone Too Far?

Where's the fault in making "share" the default setting on Facebook? After all, people who have read 10 years' worth of scary headlines about email viruses, Internet scams featuring Nigerian princes and phishing websites seem eager to give up their likes, dislikes, kids' names, embarrassing photos a...

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Better Software Through Pixel Tinkering: Q&A With Prefab Dev James Fogarty

How do you allow consumers to modify the software that's on their desktop computers -- to be able to take parts of Windows, iTunes and Photoshop and put them on the same screen -- without having the entire legal departments of Microsoft, Apple, Adobe and other companies knocking on their doors? The ...

First Blood Spilled in the New Tablet Wars

"Here in Windows-land, we love us some multi-touch," wrote Ben Rudolph on the Windows Team Blog as he reviews the new Toshiba Satellite M505 laptop. Rudolph is giving the machine two thumbs up for how well it shows off the touchscreen capabilities in the Windows 7 operating system. But a laptop isn...

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Lost iPhone Brings Scoundrels, Sharks and Shysters Out of the Woodwork

Can you still support the First Amendment, the blogging community and all that is holy in journalism, and still think that what Gizmodo did re: the lost iPhone was kind of sleazy? Is Gizmodo's crime one of an ethical/moral nature, or one that is worthy of a police raid by elite members of SWAT -- Se...

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HTC Incredible – The Name Says It All

The branding gurus at various tech companies are certainly gamblers at heart; they're always rolling the dice when they choose names for their products. Tech reporters and bloggers clap their hands together in gleeful anticipation when they hear about a forthcoming iPad, ThinkPad, Zune, Vista or Wii...

E-Readers vs. Tablets: The Cage Match Continues

Why go into a Barnes & Noble, find a comfy chair and flip through the pages of a physical book when you can go into a Barnes & Noble, find a comfy chair and flip through the pages of a virtual book on the Nook e-reader? It may sound like an only-in-the-21st-century situation, as digital tech...

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Apple Parties Like It’s 1985 – and That’s Not a Good Thing

Yes, here we go, another Apple column. Another chance to vent about a company that's morphed into something else. Another chance to decry its PR strategies, its capricious App Store policies, its famously mercurial founder. Yet because this column is coming on the heels of so many others who have ta...

Hackers and Social Networking: A Love Story

When you work in the cybersecurity business, friends can make you their default -- read "unpaid" -- computer safety expert. Wen Tseng, research director for the Cloud Computing Alliance, really doesn't mind, however; it gives him a chance to confirm that scammers and hackers are increasingly relying...

Facebook Critics: Does Behavioral Advertising by Any Other Name Smell as Foul?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called it "the most transformative thing we've ever done on the Web," and Ginger McCall, chief counsel for the Electronic Privacy Information Center, didn't disagree. "I was stunned and shocked and somewhat awed by their brilliance," McCall told TechNewsWorld. "I watched...

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That Was The Week That Was in Online Journalism

At the risk of giving Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain one more reason to do 360s in his grave, I'm compelled to modify one of his best-known quotes: It seems reports of journalism's demise at the hands of technology have been greatly exaggerated. The evidence piled up this week. Awards were announced, new...

Adobe Breathes New Life Into Creative Suite, Apple Rains Destruction

In a perfect world -- albeit one that's more than a little tech-centric -- Monday's release of the Creative Suite 5 update from Adobe would have commanded a lot of attention. Bristling with advances that help both consumers and developers create multimedia content on their computers and on the Web, ...

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The Taming of the Tweet: Q&A With Twitter Cocreator Dom Sagolla

Dom Sagolla doesn't have to dig deep into his own Twitter profile to look back on his very first tweet. It just happened to be one of Twitter's very first tweets -- tweet #38, to be exact, appearing March 21, 2006. "Oh this is going to be addictive," it read. "It was so easy and simple that I felt t...

Apple’s Game Center Tilts the Playing Field

Gaming enthusiasts who gobble up every tidbit of news they can about consoles, gadgets and titles didn't have a lot to digest Thursday when Apple revealed that the new iPhone OS 4 would include Game Center, a social gaming network. The news was just one feature mentioned in the overall update for th...

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Net Neutrality Will Score a Net Win in Congress

The DC federal court of appeals didn't actually bring about the death of Net neutrality. Hopefully, all it's done is bring about the death of the phrase "Net neutrality." I write about technology, and I'm already tired of hearing those words and writing them. Not the concept behind it, mind you, or ...

The Cybersecurity Problem: Much Bigger Than China?

By now, those who toil in the information security industry must be thinking, "another day in cyberspace, another China-related hacking incident." The latest case, revealed by researchers in the U.S. and Canada, was announced late Monday. Eight months of investigation have dragged a Web spy ring kno...

Cities Sell Themselves – and Their Dignity – for a Shot at Google Fiber

Nothing says "ultra-fast broadband" better than the image of four poodles dressed as the "Wizard of Oz" gang. Or a video of a man dunking himself in a tank full of sharks. Or the sight of thousands of people gathering at night and using glow-sticks to spell out the logo of a certain world-famous sea...

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The Great Firewall of China Will Engulf the Gutless

For anyone thinking that the Google-China dynasty war would be resolved quickly -- and that mutual economic concerns would ultimately force both armies to ratchet down this uniquely 21-century cyberduel -- this was the week for the rudest of awakenings. The hacking hits just keep on coming in China....

Old Science Caught in New Media Whirlwind

The right-leaning Drudge Report made it a habit in November and December to trumpet any and all headlines relating to the "Climategate" controversy -- the story involving hacked emails attacking critics of global warming, which found their way onto the Internet. Those emails raised suspicions among ...

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