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For tech users, every day should be Earth Day

This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News Earth Day is Tuesday, but some are celebrating all week. Of course, every day should be Earth Day, considering all the challenges that our planet is facing, including climate change. … Continue reading

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Facebook’s ‘Nearby Friends’ feature: What you need to know

This post is adapted from one that first appeared on Forbes.com Facebook is rolling out a new feature for its mobile app that allows you to  share your approximate location with friends. The opt-in feature (it’s turned off by default) enables … Continue reading

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Identity theft is a problem from cradle to grave

This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News by Larry Magid Last Tuesday was a scary day. Microsoft ended support and security updates for Windows XP, leaving millions of users vulnerable to hack attack from what will soon … Continue reading

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Report: NSA Knew About And Exploited Heartbleed For Years

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How to protect against the Heartbleed security flaw (Slideshow)

First, don’t panic. This is a serious problem but you need to put it into perspective. While there is clearly a vulnerability, there are so far no reports of the flaw being exploited. And even though this flaw has been … Continue reading

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Are sites you use vulnerable to Heartbleed security flaw?

Update: CNET has posted a list of Heartbleed status for top 100 sites A flaw in the most popular web encryption system could leave people vulnerable to data theft according to security researchers. That little padlock in the lower right … Continue reading

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Beware of Heartbleed Inspired Phishing Scams

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Windows XP No-Support Deadline Has Arrived — Ignore At Your Peril

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A Lot To Like About The New HTC One

Now that I’ve had about a week to play with the new HTC One, I can see what all the fuss is about. It’s probably the most stylish phone I’ve used.  Its brushed metal unibody case is a delight to … Continue reading

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New Animation Site Lightheartedly Celebrates Cesar Chavez

John Grimes, a San Francisco-based cartoonist, animator, illustrator and movie maker has recently launched the site Fizzdom.com which he describes as a place for Amusing and provocative quotes, cartoons, videos and backstories.” Five days a week, Grimes posts a custom-made animated GIF … Continue reading

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