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  • Of course your TV’s spying on you

    It has been since it got smart, and so are most of the websites you visit, your Amazon Echo and every voice-activated smart device in your house.

    14 March 17 04:22 Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
  • How YouTube TV will kill cable

    YouTube's new live TV service will make TV mobile, flexible, easy, competitive and super profitable for Google.

    04 March 17 23:00 Written by Mike Elgan
  • If you want privacy you need to run Linux

    Windows is unsafe by design, and macOS isn’t a lot better. But even Linux distros that have joined the mainstream by becoming less scary are much safer.

    01 Feb. 17 06:52 Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
  • Silicon Valley speaks up against intolerance

    A viral ad from Amazon has gotten a lot of attention, but it’s even better that several companies are taking real-world stands against anti-Muslim bigotry.

    23 Jan. 17 22:27 Written by Preston Gralla
  • France, you do not own the internet

    By trying to extend the right to be forgotten beyond its borders, France is interfering with other nations’ sovereignty.

    11 Jan. 17 22:00 Written by By Alan McQuinn and Daniel Castro
  • A potentially fatal blow against patent trolls

    If law firms think they may be forced to pay defendants’ enormous legal bills, it could undermine the entire business model of patent trolls.

    03 Jan. 17 22:00 Written by Evan Schuman
  • Follow-up: MS-DOS lives on after all

    Microsoft wants to make it clear that the last bits of MS-DOS, cmd.exe, aren’t going away.

    10 Dec. 16 06:16 Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
  • Bad (internet of) things

    What we can do to keep all those clever devices from causing harm.

    01 Dec. 16 03:31 Written by By Sanjay Sarma and Josh Siegel
  • The long decline of online freedom

    According to Freedom House’s 2016 report, freedom on the internet is in its sixth year of decline. What’s going on?

    15 Nov. 16 22:00 Written by By Sally Wentworth
  • It’s time to regulate baby monitors

    The internet can survive nuclear war, but not toasters and smart TVs. Government needs to act on the dangers of the IoT now.

    02 Nov. 16 22:00 Written by Preston Gralla
  • Windows 10 runs again — but for how long?

    Microsoft finally issued a patch that released Windows 10 PCs from reboot hell. So why is ungrateful me just bracing for the next awful thing to happen?

    12 Oct. 16 22:00 Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols