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Ten basic steps to secure your PC and online accounts

Ten basic steps to secure your PC and online accounts

The explosion of malware attacks and high-profile password and data breaches serve as confirmation that resourceful hackers are determined to break into your computer and online accounts. It's time to pay attention to these issues and follow some basic steps to stay secure while using your PC and surfing the web.

published July 12, 2012 by

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Do you Google Wave?

If you want attention online, then mention that you have a couple of Google Wave invites to giveaway and watch all manner of people you've never met pander to be worthy of your generosity. But what about in the real world? Do people even know what Google Wave is?

published December 15, 2009 by

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The decade in tech: Top 5 stories of the 00s

From the Google IPO, to the rise of social networking, it's been an important decade for tech innovation, CBSNews.com Executive Editor Charles Cooper talks to ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan about the five most important tech events of the decade and what they mean for the technology industry going forward.

published December 15, 2009 by

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Walt Mossberg: What's new in tech this holiday season?

At a Churchill Club event, ZDNet talked with Wall Street Journal personal technology columnist Walt Mossberg. He showed us some new gadgets for the holidays, including the new Barnes & Noble Nook; Bayer's new USB-enabled diabetic monitor; the iLane, a portable e-mail messaging device for your car; and the Acer Netbook running Google's Android OS.

published December 4, 2009 by

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Malcolm Turnbull's ghost twitterer

At the Sydney Media140 conference several weeks ago, Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull admitted he doesn't personally post all the tweets from his Twitter account &mdash sometimes his staff do it for him. But is this the right thing to do?

published November 24, 2009 by

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Salesforce demos Service Cloud 2

At Dreamforce Global Gathering 2009 in San Francisco, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Kraig Swensrud, senior vice president of product marketing, show attendees the company's new customer service software, Service Cloud 2. The new tool helps businesses connect their traditional call center technologies with social media applications through a cloud computing infrastructure.

published November 18, 2009 by

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Salesforce CEO chatters about new social media platform

At Dreamforce Global Gathering 2009 in San Francisco, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and technology head Parker Harris show attendees Chatter, a new collaboration and social media tool built for the enterprise. Benioff says the new tool will leverage social-networking models and bring them into a secure and private cloud where people, content, and applications will have profile feeds and groups.

published November 18, 2009 by

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Facebook COO sees economic models changing on the Web

At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg talks about the how the Web usage patterns are shifting from an information model to a more social model, which benefits Facebook rather than Google. In the future, she adds, more Web users will glean referral information from friends rather than strangers.

published October 23, 2009 by

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Microsoft demos Twitter feeds in Bing

At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Yusuf Mehdi, a senior vice president at Microsoft, previews Twitter integration with Bing search results. One of the interesting features he introduces is "hottest topics." He explains that the Bing-Twitter search will aggregate information around the most popular links shared on any given topic.

published October 21, 2009 by

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Twitter CEO: Why he turned down Facebook

At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Twitter CEO Evan Williams explains to Federated Media CEO John Battelle his rationale for turning down Facebook in October of 2008. He says, "he didn't see a reason to sell…the point is really what we can build."

published October 21, 2009 by

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Motorola introduces Motoblur

At the Mobilize conference held in San Francisco, Motorola unveiled a new user interface based around social networking. The Android OS-based skin will feature live widgets for integrating sites like Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace, as well as aggregating contact details, and displaying recent status updates during calls.

published September 10, 2009 by

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Doing business on Facebook: What are the risks?

At the Always On Summit at Stanford University, business executives discuss the risks involved in developing applications and businesses on social networks with proprietary platforms. Panelists include Gerry Campbell, CEO of Collecta; Max Ventilla, CEO of Aardvark; Shervin Pishevar, CEO of Social Gaming Network; and moderator Bambi Francisco, CEO of Vator.tv.

published August 5, 2009 by

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Open-source bonuses for the big guys

At the AlwaysOn Summit at Stanford University, panelists discuss benefits that huge companies like Google and Facebook could get from embracing open source, such as third-party developers integrating their products into new application versions and easier connectivity with emerging technologies. Panelists include Ron Yekutiel, CEO of Kaltura; Kim Polese, CEO of SpikeSource; and moderator Matt Asay, vice president of business development at Alfresco and a member of the CNET Blog Network.

published July 30, 2009 by

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