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  • Security Pros Warm to Web 2.0 Access

    Posted March 9, 2009 - 10:38 am

    Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, once viewed as high-risk, productivity-sucking applications, seem to have wiggled their way into the hearts of security teams nationwide.
  • Five Facebook Scams: Protect Your Profile

    Posted February 27, 2009 - 11:05 am

    We've dug up the dirt on five scams currently posing a threat on Facebook. We turned to analysts who study them as well as to users who have fallen for them, all to help spread the word about how these things work and how you can best dodge them.
  • Tweet to compete

    Posted February 18, 2009 - 5:13 pm

    You don't have to be on a social network 24 hours a day to enjoy the benefits. Keeping your profile up to date on LinkedIn, staying in touch with former colleagues on Facebook and jumping into the occasional conversation on Twitter is enough to build your social network persona and might find you that perfect hire for a job opening or provide the answer to a vexing question.
  • Social Networking's Security Pitfalls

    Posted February 13, 2009 - 4:35 pm

    Spending a little time on Facebook and other social networking sites is a ritual for many of us every morning. And afternoon. And evening. But, hey, it's nice, harmless fun -- isn't it? It isn't as if you were putting your identity or your computer at risk. Are you? Well, ask anyone who was whacked by the recent Koobface worm.
  • Quiz: He said what? (an oddly informative news quiz)

    Posted February 6, 2009 - 11:39 am

    Whose Facebook posting outed her as a Wikipedia-dependent fraud? What made the Google-using hordes wring their hands and then turn to Yahoo and Microsoft? Who made us all feel like the underachievers we are? What event didn't draw rock star attendees (Bono excepted)? Who thinks managing the government's nuclear stockpile is more or less like garaging a car for 20 years? These questions and more in this week's news quiz.
  • Developers Struggle Amid Fragile Facebook Economy

    Posted February 2, 2009 - 10:25 am

    A growing number of those software developers who build Facebook applications say the complex Facebook ecosystem has hit real trouble, hurting large and small developers alike and dooming some shops that built businesses around the platform.
  • Quiz: He said what? (an oddly informative news quiz)

    Posted January 16, 2009 - 3:06 pm

    Why is $2.4 billion is an important number? How much 3-D do you have if there's 3 times more? Who needs some friggin' breathing room? Who expected a certain percentage of nutters and nudies? Answers to these questions and more in this week's news quiz.
  • 2009's 25 geekiest 25th anniversaries

    Posted January 9, 2009 - 4:01 pm

    The year 1984 provided a boatload of technological achievement and geeky infamy. The media will revisit them one by one over the next 12 months, but here they are today, neatly alphabetized.
  • Quiz: He said what? (an oddly informative news quiz)

    Posted January 5, 2009 - 11:22 am

    Who isn't going to just say hi and walk off? Who flipped an energy-guzzling PC on its head? Who doesn't think breasts are harmful to children? Who has bigger, badder things to worry about than flaws in the MD5 hashing algorithm? Think you know? Take this week's quiz!
  • Social networking security: Protect yourself

    Posted December 22, 2008 - 10:58 am

    If you're wading in the social networking pool, revisiting some core security principles can protect you from spammers and other characters on Facebook who can ruin your computer or identity.
  • Quiz: He said what? (an oddly informative news quiz)

    Posted December 19, 2008 - 10:57 am

    Who thinks Facebook is a fine way to let folks know they're being foreclosed on? Who isn't afraid of a little competition from Google? Who thinks he's the right chef for the job? Think you know? Take the quiz already!
  • Is underdog LinkedIn poised to beat flashy Facebook

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 3:24 pm

    During the past two years, Facebook became the darling of Silicon Valley, watching its user base grow exponentially as its founder bombastically turned down billion dollar acquisition offers. But as the sobering realities of a tightening economy set in, it turns out LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals, might be on track to build a more stable and immediately profitable business model that, unlike Facebook, doesn't rely solely on advertising and never-ending injections of venture capital.
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