Larry Dignan

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

Rachel King

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

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Data trolling and the cached life

Worth reading: In the wake of the DOJ's quest for search logs from Google (and the other personal information data banks), Om Malik echoes Scott McNealy's remark from 1999 ("You have zero privacy anyway… Get over it.") in his post about living a cached life.

January 21, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Top tech future trends debate

On January 12, the Churchill Club held its annual "Top Ten Tech Trends Debate." We have a podcast of the event, which was moderated by Tony Perkins, editor in chief of AlwaysOn.

January 20, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Microsoft innocent in Wi-Fi vulnerability caper

Microsoft may have more than its share of tie-ups to the whipping post for security snafus but, as George Ou reports, the company isn't to blame for the reports of a new Wi-Fi vulnerability that some say the Redmond, WA-based company is owning up to: Microsoft never acknowledged this as a vulnerability.  I checked with a Microsoft spokesperson and they confirmed that Microsoft Security Research Center states that this is not a security vulnerability.

January 19, 2006 by David Berlind

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Linux on the new Macs?

eWeek's Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols on the new Intel powered Macs: For XP users, the problem is that Apple uses Intel's EFI (extensible firmware interface) rather than a BIOS.

January 19, 2006 by David Berlind

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Prepare to bifurcate. IEEE scuttles UWB standards effort

Electronic News:The two UWB camps, direct sequence-UWB backer UWB Forum and MultiBand Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing UWB supporter WiMedia Alliance, said in a joint statement today that they will continue to move UWB into the market and concur that, at this stage in UWB market development, “a more prudent course of action is necessary to allow the market to move forward with the commercialization of multiple UWB technologies.".......

January 19, 2006 by David Berlind

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Jonathan Schwartz: Go free and open source or fade away

I was supposed to catch up with Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz at the SDForum event, “The Future of Commercial Open Source Think Tank,” but he was a no-show. He was prepping for a Sun board meeting according to Sun people I ran into at the event.

January 19, 2006 by Dan Farber

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