For seven months the New York Times managed to bury news of the kidnapping of one of its reporters by the Taliban. It also worked with Wikipedia to quash any mention of the kidnapping, and in doing so raised some questions about the very nature of the online encyclopedia.
Archives for June 2009
Web usability campaigner Jakob Nielsen says its time to let users see their passwords as they type them.
With Twitter serving as a key conduit of information coming from Iran, is the small company up to the task of being a player in geopolitics? It’s a question posed by CNET staff writer Caroline McCarthy in a recent post.
Future Tense commentator Dwight Silverman checks in on the thorny issue of using iPhones, BlackBerries and other smart phones during business meetings (and to Tweet that you’re eating lunch with a friend you’re ignoring in order to send that Tweet).
Windows 7 goes on sale to the public this coming October and, based on reviews of various test versions, it’s sleeker and better performing than its predecessor, Vista.
But even as the company puts the final touches on Windows 7 some top engineers and executives are working on a replacement operating system that would relegate the aging Windows to computer history museums.
Researchers at the Berkman Center for the Internet and Society at Harvard University analyzed about 35,000 active Arabic language Weblogs in 18 different countries. One of the more interesting findings, according to Harvard’s Bruce Etling, is bloggers tend to write mostly about their own towns and countries rather than wider, regional issues.
Today, the conclusion of our three part interview with H. Keith Melton.
Scientists working for U.S. intelligence have come up with some nifty ways to steal and communicate secrets over the years – from ball point pens that conceal tiny cameras to a freeze-dried rat with a hollow abdomen to hide information.
These days, of course, the spy game of covert communications is played out digitally, on computers, mobile phones, and the Internet.