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  • 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
  • Microsoft’s tin ear for privacy

    The company keeps defending data-gathering features that some people don’t want instead of just making them optional.

    08 Sept. 16 21:00 Written by Preston Gralla
  • I don’t like being force-fed Windows 10

    The nagware announcements are gone, but Microsoft, along with AMD and Intel, has made darn sure you’ll be running Windows 10 and not Windows 7 on the next PC you buy.

    06 Sept. 16 22:08 Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

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