A Google software engineer who accidentally broadcast a 4,578-word rant about the company's failings saved his toughest criticism for the Google+ service. A list of features can't make up for a complete lack of vision and a company where "not getting it" is endemic.
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I have a love-hate relationship with instant-messaging software. It’s a great way to stay in touch with editors, co-authors, and friends.
Most of us have a Facebook profile, and most of us take a haphazard approach to segregating our business and personal lives. That can cause serious headaches, thanks to a troublesome new Facebook feature.
Last week, some top Google executives and engineers shut off access to the list of people they follow. Yesterday, those execs locked things down even further, hiding the list of people who follow them. Here's how they did it.
Sorry, Windows users. Switching to a different browser than Internet Explorer won't immunize you from malware attacks. The bad guys have begun preying on that misplaced confidence to push dangerous software, including Trojans and scareware. Here's a live, very dangerous example.