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Borders of Computing: Bogota

With a Sony Style store stocked with 52-inch TVs, a cafe that takes orders via handheld PC, and a hotel that features iPod docks, it's briefly possible to forget that technology access is scarce in Colombia.

By Apr. 7, 2008

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Kevin Mitnick detained, released after Colombia trip

Famed social engineer-cum-hacker tells a cautionary tale about the dangers of traveling into the U.S. with a laptop, and sending packages back home from Bogota.

By Oct. 1, 2008

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How to block your ex from the Web

A browser plug-in called Ex-Blocker claims it can prevent any trace of your ex (or, presumably, anyone else) from appearing on your Web pages.

By Jul. 19, 2010

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How the pros thwart computer spies with James Bond tricks

Whether they're jamming crushed Altoids mints into screw holes or prepping themselves to swallow Micro SD cards, some travelers are now going to extreme lengths to defend against foreign snoops.

By Sep. 4, 2012

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Microsoft ends its siesta, plays hardball

From the time it took News.com's Ina Fried to fly from Maimi to Colombia, the software maker went on the offensive, serving up a three-week deadline.

By Apr. 5, 2008

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How to get your Davos fix on the Web

The World Economic Forum is still exclusive, but the Web has made it more open than ever. Here's how to find the Twitter feeds, live video streams, and what-have-you.

By Jan. 28, 2009

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Hi5 goes mobile: It's a bigger deal than you think

San Francisco-based company is most popular in Latin America, where it's more likely that a social-network user will own a cell phone than a PC.

By Aug. 26, 2008

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Powering San Francisco's cable cars

Road Trip at Home: CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman stopped in on the Cable Car Museum to see how San Francisco's world famous vehicles--the only ones remaining in operation in the world--work.

By Nov. 16, 2010

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How police have obtained iPhone, iPad tracking logs

It's no secret to police investigators that the Apple iPhone keeps track of its owners' approximate location. And Android devices appear to do the same as well.

By Apr. 21, 2011

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Hacker Mitnick may sue AT&T over data breach

Kevin Mitnick's mobile account gets breached. AT&T allegedly says it's not at fault and plans to drop his contract and not compensate for damages. Now he may sue.

By Aug. 20, 2009