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2008-08-07 00:50:00

"Oversharing" has been one of the most significant challenges of Web 2.0, often creating security risks as users add programs to Web sites that may inadvertently open the door to hackers. Increasingly, even major Internet companies, such as Google Inc., are becoming attractive targets for hackers, according to security researchers.  Those with bad intentions can sometimes exploit the company's "gadgets" programs, small applications such as calendars that users install on personalized...

2008-07-28 09:00:48

NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Panther Express, (http://www.pantherexpress.net/) a leading global provider of high-performance content delivery services, today announced they have been selected as the content delivery network (CDN) for I4U News, http://www.i4u.com/, one of the top online Tech and Gadget Lifestyle magazines in the US and UK. The site attracts an affluent audience of tech and gadget enthusiasts and consumers, and provides in-depth coverage of the latest Hot Gadgets,...

2008-07-21 08:44:52

Cenzic Inc., the leading provider of application security assessment and risk management solutions, today announced its Senior Security Analyst, Tom Stracener, will be presenting on "Xploiting Google Gadgets: Gmalware and Beyond" at Black Hat USA 2008 in Las Vegas on Wednesday, August 6. This talk will analyze the security history of Google Gadgets and demonstrate ways to exploit Gadgets for nefarious purposes. Google Gadgets are the applications created to run within other applications...

2008-06-18 15:00:25

By SANDY COHEN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The shoe phone on TV's "Get Smart" wasn't just a sneaky spy gadget; it was a technological marvel: a wireless, portable telephone that could be used anywhere though it did require a dime to make a call. Today, almost everyone has a pocket-size version that also takes photos, shoots video, sends e-mail, and surfs the Internet. About the only thing it doesn't do is protect your feet. "Get Smart" comes to the big screen thisweek, along with a spate of...

2007-08-09 12:03:43

When Chiara Jannotta Rothenberg was just 18 months old, her parents started sitting her on their laps to watch photo slide shows on the home computer. By the time she was 2, Chiara was slowly punching keyboard buttons with her little fingers in Microsoft (MSFT) Word. "She wanted to learn what mommy was doing," explains her mother, Jacqueline. Now 4, Chiara plays interactive games on kids' Web sites, including Viacom's (VIA) Noggin.com. She is among a growing number of children using computers...

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2006-01-05 20:20:00

LAS VEGAS -- Tick. Tick. Tick. The dreaded waiting period for a computer to boot up is all too familiar. Even the pilot on my flight to Las Vegas this week told passengers they would have to wait for a few minutes - "like how your computer has to boot up at home" - as he restarted the engine before takeoff. But airplanes aside, time-weary consumers who increasingly rely on laptops, PCs and other electronic devices to watch movies or listen to music are demanding immediate gratification....


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