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Privacy at peril: From one tweet, a full-blown hack

One tweet was enough to start a chain reaction of information-gathering that could have rivaled the work of a government intelligence agency. And with data, a hacker could have ended up ruining one man's life.

By Mar. 6, 2014


John McAfee brings his 'Where's Waldo' act to Portland

After his deportation to the U.S., the peripatetic software millionaire says he's had it with the sun -- for now.

By Jan. 11, 2013


John McAfee blogs on the run

Embroiled in an international murder mystery, the founder of the ubiquitous antivirus software just might be the worst over-sharer on the Internet.

By Dec. 11, 2012


Olympic athletes score big on Facebook

The achievements of many Olympic athletes have translated into a surge in their popularity on the social network.

By Aug. 13, 2012


Antivirus pioneer McAfee sought for questioning in murder case

According to CBS, police in Belize are investigating the shooting death of American expat Gregory Faull and want to question John McAfee, a neighbor who had quarreled with him recently.

By Nov. 12, 2012


Tim Berners-Lee: 25 years on, the Web still needs work (Q&A)

The World Wide Web is a smashing technological success. But the man who invented it wants it to break down more cultural barriers, thwart government snooping, and let the Web run applications not just house documents.

By Mar. 11, 2014


France bans Facebook and Twitter (the words)

France's broadcasting regulator decides that it is un-French to utter the heinous anglicisms "Facebook" and "Twitter."

By Jun. 3, 2011


iPad newspaper The Daily coming to the UK by summer says News Corp

News Corporation is about to start charging for its The Daily news app in the US, but the company has also confirmed that it will be coming to UK iPad owners in the first half of this year too.

By Mar. 17, 2011


Kijiji.cn, perhaps bigger than Craigslist in China, plays in the snow

Wang Jianshuo, an avid English-language blogger based in Shanghai found this scene in the rare Shanghai snow tied to a holiday travel nightmare storm throughout much of China over the last week.

By Feb. 1, 2008


Are 'fake' Apple and Android stores in China really fake?

Are the branded stores just knock-off retail outlets, or a form of marketing that's misunderstood?

By Apr. 3, 2012