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McAfee predicts 2010 threats: Facebook, Twitter & Adobe targets

December 30, 2009

Social-networking sites like Facebook and Twitter can expect more attention from cybercriminals in 2010, according to a new report (PDF) released Tuesday by McAfee Labs. Also at risk are users of Adobe Systems products including Acrobat Reader and Flash. And move over Microsoft; the security firm predicts that Google’s Chrome OS will “create another opportunity for malware writers to [...]

Could you be responsible for the Twitter outage?

August 6, 2009

by Larry Magid Of course you’re not personally responsible for bringing down Twitter, but if your computer isn’t equipped with up-to-date anti-malware software and the latest version of your operating system, you could unwittingly be part of the problem. Twitter has confirmed that its outage Thursday morning and subsequent intermittent problems were due to an ongoing denial-of-service [...]

Do you really “get” Twitter: If so Tweet me

March 23, 2009

Like millions of other people, I’m on Twitter. I’m not glued to it all day, but I try to check in at least once or twice daily to catch up on what others are saying and tell anyone who cares to “follow” me to find out what’s on my mind at the moment. Unlike some, I don’t use it to signal my every move. But my tweets — Twitter’s term for messages — [...]

“Twitterview” of McCain not journalistic high-point

March 21, 2009

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos is an excellent reporter and Senator John McCain has given some great interviews. But while yesterday’s “twitterview” may have been a watershed moment for Twitter, it was far from a high point for either journalism or politics.  After reading a transcript of the interview, I have to question whether the 140 character format makes any sense as [...]

Twitter in the court: Federal judge gets it

March 9, 2009

U.S. District Judge Thomas J. Marten gets it. He’s the judge who has allowed a reporter to Twitter court proceedings in a trial of six Crips gang defendants taking place in his Wichita, Kan., courtroom. “The more we can do to open the process to the public, the greater the public understanding,” Marten told the Associated Press. And when asked about lawyers’ concerns that [...]