Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET News.com. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.

Zack Whittaker

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Stephanie Condon

Stephanie Condon is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Portland, Oregon, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously covered politics for CBSNews.com, as well as the intersection of technology and politics for CNET. Stephanie graduated with a B.A. in communication from Stanford University.

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Civil liberties watch: The digitization of physical surveillance

Civil liberties watch: The digitization of physical surveillance

Ted Berger, director of the USC Center for Neural Engineering, has developed exquisitely sensitive acoustic analysis software capable of spotting gunshots (okay, probably not so hard), whispers, footfalls, and the sound of feet climbing a chain link fence, among other things. In conjunction with an array of microphones, the software could be used to guard unmanned borders or instantly pinpoint and report gun-related crime in urban environments.

January 13, 2005 by in Tech Industry

Giving your doors, elevators, and computer the finger

Giving your doors, elevators, and computer the finger

"While companies have generally treated physical security as part of the facilities department and computer security as part of the information-technology group, employee information has increasingly become integrated, allowing businesses to link the two systems."So says Steve Hunt, an analyst with Forrester Research, according to a News.

January 13, 2005 by in Security

Proof that Google is vulnerable

Proof that Google is vulnerable

From the day it went public, Wall Street's fascination with Google, which is trading near $200 today, continues to stymie me. Back in July, I opined:I've yet to see any proof that Google's dominant position in the [search find, and obtain]market is something it can protect.

January 13, 2005 by in Google

The real deal on the Mac mini

The real deal on the Mac mini

News.com dissects the value proposition of the Mac mini, and opinion vary on whether it will be a blockbuster: According to Steve Baker, an analyst with The NPD Group, "A lot of whether (the Mini) is a good value or not depends on who it's targeted at and who is really going to buy it.

January 12, 2005 by in Apple

IBM's 500 Patents:  Gift or gauntlet?

IBM's 500 Patents: Gift or gauntlet?

On one hand, the 500 patents that IBM has released for unencumbered use by open source software developers is a giant step in the right direction, if you ask open source attorney and advocate Larry Rosen. Said Rosen in my podcast interview (download the MP3) of him, "IBM is saying we will not assert these patents against you and that's a great relief.

January 12, 2005 by in Legal

Look out paid Wi-Fi:  EV-DO (3G) is on a roll

Look out paid Wi-Fi: EV-DO (3G) is on a roll

Today's announcement by Novatel Wireless that its dual band EV-DO / 1xRTT PC card for notebook computers (and some handhelds) is available for usage through Verizon Wireless is precisely the reason I have some misgivings about public Wi-Fi. Verizon Wireless' network is based on CDMA technology.

January 12, 2005 by in Mobility

Wall Street: 'Blogs insignificant'

Wall Street: 'Blogs insignificant'

In response to my column about monoculture and podcasting, a reporter from a nationally known news organization contacted me for more details in hopes of determining whether a special report on blogging, RSS-type syndication, podcasting, social networking, and monoculture (all interrelated) might be worthwhile.

January 11, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

Macworld keynote roundup

Macworld keynote roundup

In his blog post, technology journalist Sandy McMurray does the best job I've seen today summarizing Steve Jobs' keynote presentation at Macworld and laying out the parade of announcements in its entirety in easy-to-read point-form format. A pair of ZDNet videos provides a close look at the new Mac Mini and iPod Shuffle, and a review offers some opinion.

January 11, 2005 by in Apple

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