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Faster Forward: January 17, 2010 - January 23, 2010

Trying to make sense of the Google-China standoff

If Google can provide your e-mail, your map, your Web browser, your cellphone and more, why not outsource your foreign policy to the company as well? When the Mountain View, Calif., firm published that Jan. 12 blog post protesting the hacking attempts and mounting censorship it's been subjected to since...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 22, 2010; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Policy and politics , Security , The Web  
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Microsoft fixing Internet Explorer vulnerabilities. Again.

Later today, Microsoft will release a round of security patches for its Internet Explorer browser. In itself, that's not unusual -- all browsers need these updates from time to time, thanks to the cockroach-like tenacity of malware authors. But Microsoft's upcoming patch -- called an "out-of-band" release for its arrival...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 21, 2010; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Security , Windows  
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New York Times to charge 'frequent' Web readers in 2011 (updated)

Spending too much time at the New York Times' site will cost you, starting next year. That newspaper's ownership announced plans this morning to charge an undefined fee to people who read more than "a set number" of articles a month at its Web site. A story in the Times...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 20, 2010; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
Categories:  The Web , The business we have chosen  
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Apple to reveal 'latest creation' Jan. 27

Monday morning, Apple e-mailed invitations to journalists--yours truly included--for a "Special Event" on the morning of Jan. 27. The message features the vague come-on "Come see our latest creation" and an illustration of stylized paint splatters but provides little other information beyond the time and location (10 a.m. PST, the...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 19, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Gadgets , The business we have chosen  
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PostPoints tip: Get the scoop on your next phone

In the market for a new mobile phone, but not sure which one to get? Stop by a site I often use as a reference, Phone Scoop. Click the "Phone Finder" link on its home page and you can choose from a long list of possible features you want, don't...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 19, 2010; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Tips  
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