The Sound of Cyberwar is Silence

The Sound of Cyberwar is Silence

Whether you’ve been immersed in the mad circus that is the 2016 Presidential Election or hiding under a rock to avoid it all, you may have missed certain ominous signs recently in the news. These signal a terrifying new reality: cyberwar, international conflict...
Facebook and the Power of Algorithms

Facebook and the Power of Algorithms

Poor Mark Zuckerberg. You’d think that being co-founder and CEO of Facebook, the largest and most successful social media empire ever upon whom billions depend, would be a pretty sweet gig. But the baby-faced billionaire gets no respect. His own page on Facebook...
Windows 10 Troubled Saga Continues

Windows 10 Troubled Saga Continues

As an article at Forbes notes, “Windows 10 is at a dangerous moment.” And indeed it is for the software giant – as well as demanding faith and patience from the users who rely upon it. But Windows 10’s free installation period has ended; it faces...
Decision time for Windows 10

Decision time for Windows 10

To install or not to install Windows 10 is the question of the day. The answer is not obvious as there may be significant downsides, but time is running out. Microsoft’s offer of a free upgrade to Windows 10 to current Windows users ends July 29. However, those...
Windows 10 Spying and Sharing Is Unstoppable

Windows 10 Spying and Sharing Is Unstoppable

The more that technical types examine Windows 10, the less of a good thing it seems to be. For ordinary users, that is. For the software giant of Redmond and the National Security Agency, however, Windows 10 might be the answer to a dream. Researchers have found, for...
Even Big-Name Sites Are Unsafe

Even Big-Name Sites Are Unsafe

What do the NY Times, the BBC, Newsweek, The Hill,  MSN, AOL, the Weather Network, the NFL, and Realtor.com all have in common? Their popular websites recently served up ads that stealthily try to infect visitors computers with ransomware and other nastiness. The...