Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

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Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

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Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

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Voting electronically? Be very afraid!

This November's election marks the first widespread use of electronic voting in the US. There is considerable concern among computer security professionals and others that electronic voting is not secure and evidence keeps mounting that the current crop of machines are not secure as they could be.

October 10, 2006 by Phil Windley

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Ballmer: Software should be click to run

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is on stage now at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo talking about blurring the lines between software that's delivered locally, or via the Internet. Below is a photo.

October 10, 2006 by David Berlind

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ZDNet reader makes good point about WGA and security distractions in Windows

In my last post about Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) anti-piracy software, I picked up (third-hand) on a hypothetical mission critical scenario where, for whatever reasons, surgeons who rely on Windows in the operating room could end up having WGA interfere with the task at hand.  When I say, whatever reasons, we're hearing that hardware changes are triggering more "You could be a pirate" dialogs than they should be.

October 10, 2006 by David Berlind

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Office 2.0: The downside

With the Office 2.0 conference coming up this week, I thought this error message from Yahoo Mail provided an apt example of one of the key issues related to cloud computing.

October 9, 2006 by Dan Farber

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