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My Gawker account got compromised. Now what?

As you may have heard, Gawker Media had a little security breach over the weekend. A group calling itself Gnosis cracked the New York firm's servers and downloaded a vast stash of data, including weakly encrypted password records. If you've left a comment at Gawker, Gizmodo, Jalopnik, Jezebel, Kotaku, Lifehacker,...

By Rob Pegoraro  | December 13, 2010; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Digital culture, Recommended reading, Security  
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Wrapping up our gadget guidance -- and reopening the 'Should I get an iPad now?' question

Wrapping up our gadget guidance -- and reopening the "Should I get an iPad now?" question

By Rob Pegoraro  | December 10, 2010; 10:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Computers, Gadgets, Mobile, Music, Recommended reading, TV, Tips, Video  
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Hackers knock MasterCard, Visa offline for WikiLeaks cutoff (updated)

I hope you weren't planning on looking for a new credit card or finding an ATM at MasterCard's site this morning. The credit-card firm's Web presence has been largely unreachable for the past few hours after a coordinated attack intended to punish it for refusing to process donations to WikiLeaks....

By Rob Pegoraro  | December 8, 2010; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
Categories:  Finances, Policy and politics, Recommended reading, Security  
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Latest ACSI survey shows PC vendors doing better but still trailing Apple

Our computers' latest approval ratings are in from the University of Michigan's American Consumer Satisfaction Index, and for once they offer good news for both Apple and competitors who sell Windows PCs. The ACSI's results, based on phone surveys in which respondents are asked to rank their satisfaction with various...

By Rob Pegoraro  | September 21, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Computers, Recommended reading  
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The net-neutrality debate continues

In lieu of actual news breaking on this topic, people will still talk about what the government should -- or should not -- do to stop Internet providers from favoring some online applications and discouraging or disabling others. Surprise: Not everybody agrees with me. On Monday, Digital Society writer George...

By Rob Pegoraro  | August 27, 2010; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Mobile, Policy and politics, Recommended reading, Telecom, The business we have chosen  
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No, Wired, the Web is not 'dead'

Anytime I see a headline in Wired magazine declaring something "dead" or "over" I'm instinctively suspicious -- usually with good reason. This month's cover story, provocatively and misleadingly titled "The Web is Dead. Long Live the Internet," fits right into that pattern. In that piece, Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson argues...

By Rob Pegoraro  | August 18, 2010; 4:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Digital culture, Mobile, Recommended reading, The Web, The business we have chosen  
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Older Entries in This Category »

One Last Look at My Windows Vista Review, Rob Pegoraro , October 14, 2009
Search-Engine Privacy Scorecard, Rob Pegoraro , August 10, 2007
Miscellaneous Monday-Morning Updates, Rob Pegoraro , April 30, 2007
Sound Advice For Cell Phone Shoppers, Rob Pegoraro , April 6, 2007
A (Much) Closer Look At Windows Vista, Rob Pegoraro , March 23, 2007
Steve Jobs To Record Labels: Tear Down This Wall!, Rob Pegoraro , February 6, 2007
 
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