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  • PINs, passwords and a feeling of high-tech disconnect

    With a few exceptions over the last 2,000 years or so, humans have been in general agreement that they did not want to become their parents. But I'm on the brink of having it happen to me, whether I like it or not. It's hard to identify a single event...
  • Sequel or reboot? Paramount plays it both ways with new 'Transformers'

    Big-budget summer movies these days tend to fall into two categories. There's the slate-wiping reboot that deletes all that came before ("Godzilla" and its ilk) and the keep-the-mojo-going sequel that hopes to build (and build and build) on existing...
  • Patent Office ruling on Redskins a stretch

    Regarding the story, "Patent Office Pulls Redskins' Trademark": Are you kidding me? How was this decided? Was there a trial or hearing or did some bureaucrat decide this on his own? We're dealing with terrorist threats around the world, a tepid economy,...
  • Obama: Wrong on cellphone searches and more

    Obama: Wrong on cellphone searches and more
    The surprising thing about the Supreme Court's decision on police searches of cellphones was its unanimity. Aligned on the same side of a major law enforcement issue were liberal and conservative justices who normally fight like cats and dogs. All...
  • 'Internet's Own Boy' explores hacker Aaron Swartz's life, death

     'Internet's Own Boy' explores hacker Aaron Swartz's life, death
    Aaron Swartz was both a hero of the Internet age and a victim of it. On Jan. 12, 2013, Swartz, a developer of Reddit who had become an Internet folk hero with his commitment to make online content free to the public, hanged himself in his Brooklyn...
  • Angry at NSA snooping, German parliament snips lines to Verizon

    BERLIN Germany's parliament said Friday it is immediately terminating use by legislators and staff of internet access through Verizon, one of the biggest U.S. telecommunications companies. The move comes a day after the German Interior Ministry said...
  • A memo from Chicago's new data-gathering sensors

    A memo from Chicago's new data-gathering sensors
    When I heard about Chicago's new plan to gather "big data" by installing sensors all across the city, I felt a little nervous. Then I got this memo. Now I feel just fine. Sort of. Greetings Chicagoans and visitors to Chicago: I'm a light-pole-...
  • Alemania cancela su contrato con Verizon tras escándalo de espionaje de EEUU

    BERLIN (Reuters) - El Gobierno alemán canceló un contrato con la empresa estadounidense Verizon Communications como parte de una reforma en sus comunicaciones internas provocada por el escándalo de espionaje de la administración de Estados Unidos....
  • U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Privacy Of Cellphones

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court brought the constitutional right of personal privacy into the digital era Wednesday, ruling unanimously that police may not search a smartphone or similar device without a warrant from a judge. The decision is the...
  • A smart, historic ruling on cellphone privacy

    A smart, historic ruling on cellphone privacy
    In 2012, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. told a university audience that the challenge for the Supreme Court for the next 50 years would be: "How do we adapt old, established rules to new technology?" On Wednesday, the court proved itself equal to...
  • Tethered blimps are needed [Letter]

    Tethered blimps are needed [Letter]
    The Baltimore Sun's recent article concerning the U.S. military's experiment of employing tethered blimps to help with "homeland security" was replete with interesting information ("Privacy advocates concerned about Aberdeen Proving Ground blimps," June...