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Plaxo shuts back door spammers used to access Google accounts

Google warns users about potential unauthorized account access after spammers use back door at Plaxo, CNET has learned.

By May 8, 2012


Plaxo re-focuses on address book maintenance, faces new competition (updated)

Two solid tools will clean up messy address books, but neither works well enough for this reviewer.

By March 16, 2011


Cloze gives relationship scores to everyone you know

It's LinkedIn with a dose of Klout, and it's actually pretty useful. Check out this new e-mail harvesting tool.

By July 2, 2012


Sean Parker's Airtime not ready for prime time

Napster founders Parker and Shawn Fanning unveil a Web video chat service designed to take up where Chatroulette left off. The launch is long on glitter, but the tech demo was far too buggy.

By June 5, 2012


Parker, Fanning: Napster was still better than what we have now

Although new services like Spotify and Rdio offer users the ability to legally listen to vast collections of music at no cost, Napster's founders lament that music sharing today is still behind 1999.

By March 14, 2012


Al Gore with Sean Parker at SXSW: 'Occupy democracy!'

It's the early days of using social media to activate people in politics, but America's former VP and Facebook's founding president say democracy can be saved--if people get empowered online.

By March 12, 2012


Twitter rolls out real-time activity, username streams

New Twitter features make user discovery more simple, social, and visual.

By November 8, 2011


Richard Clarke on Patriot Act, WikiLeaks, privacy (Q&A)

Ten years after September 11, Americans are safer but would benefit from a civil liberties commission, former U.S. cybersecurity and counterterrorism advisor says.

By September 19, 2011


Study: 19 percent of people drop phones down toilet

A study by online address-book site Plaxo suggests that nearly 1 in 5 people accidentally drop their phones into the loo, thus losing all their contacts. (And their pride.)

By July 21, 2011


Ep. 867: Where we may not have time

Today we're talking about a study from address book site Plaxo that claims 19 percent of people have accidentally let their phones slip into the toilet. We also chat about Captain America: The First Avenger, Super 8, Amy Winehouse, and the role of Modern Warfare 2 and World of Warcraft in this weekend's violence in Oslo.

By July 25, 2011