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.

Zack Whittaker

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

Latest Posts

Process and security in electronic voting

Yesterday, I pointed to a story from New Mexico Verified Voting about hacking Diebold machines with some simple tools in 4 minutes. To follow up on that I asked Davis County (Utah) Clerk Steve Rawlings about it.

September 7, 2006 by Phil Windley


How steep will the cost of HP's dysfunctional family be?

This morning, as I scanned the most recent IT headlines and spotted Stephen Shankland's HP overhauls Integrity server  line, I couldn't help but spot the incredible irony in HP's choice of brand name for its servers -- Integrity -- while the company's leadership is right now enduring a fallout from a lapse of it.

September 7, 2006 by David Berlind


On rubbing your nose in it

The Builders Association and D-Box are collaborating on a piece of performance art (a concept that, along with spray cheese, I instinctively distrust) called Super Vision, which reportedly brings you face to face with the reality of your extended, semi-public data cloud. According to a Wired article, information derived from ticket holders' box office receipts and public sources is integrated into the show.

September 6, 2006 by Ed Gottsman


Friction in the flat world

I attended the UPS Technology Summit in Louisville, KY, today, moderating a panel on the technological challenges in going global. UPS has invested billions over its 99-year history in optimizing the movement of material goods around the world.

September 6, 2006 by Dan Farber


Is Gartner stooping to new lows to boost event attendance?

Ever since attending my first Gartner Symposium (a little less than a month after 9/11/01.... my flights were empty), I've been subject to a barrage of emails and snail-mails from Gartner's marketing department inviting me to attend the myriad events run annually by the research outfit.

September 6, 2006 by David Berlind


Typhoid cell-phones: The latest threat in malware transmission

As desktop and server security continues to improve and more attention turns to smartphone and other handsets as potential attack vectors, a report from the Register reminds us it's not just about attacking, infecting and destroying some portable device the same way malware currently tries to damage our PCs. Like the way mosquitos can infect multiple hosts (birds, people, etc.

September 6, 2006 by David Berlind


HP's misguided witchhunt

Enough said: Mike Masnick at TechDirt captures the essential drift of HP's witchhunt in his post today, "The New HP Way: Using Identity Theft To Spy On Board Members Shows High Personal Integrity."So, if it's the "highest personal integrity" that HP strives for, can we compare the two candidates here?

September 6, 2006 by Dan Farber