Robert McGarvey 1/3/2013 49 comments
Companies are discontinuing employee landlines in favor of cellphones.
Robert McGarvey 11/29/2012 82 comments
Google's plan to brand its own Chromebook could help the company in its ongoing battle against Microsoft.
Robert McGarvey 11/27/2012 38 comments
Sandy's disaster recovery and business continuity lessons may encourage more financial services firms to rethink their anti-cloud stance.
Robert McGarvey 11/13/2012 24 comments
Skype, increasingly a staple of SMB communications, is gaining fans among enterprise organizations, too.
Robert McGarvey 10/22/2012 51 comments
Companies that purchase fake positive reviews on Yelp and other sites will be outed by Yelp, according to a new policy.
Robert McGarvey 10/18/2012 39 comments
Forcing employers to check the online postings of prospective hires could prove expensive and problematic.
Robert McGarvey 10/17/2012 22 comments
When it comes to mobile wallets, the best action may be no action for retailers and financial institutions.
Robert McGarvey 9/18/2012 39 comments
Thanks to a lawsuit in Germany, enterprises and individuals may soon be free of embarrassing Google Autocompletes in search results pertaining to them.
Robert McGarvey 9/14/2012 25 comments
A team of Southampton University researchers and a six-year-old boy did the job in about a week.
Robert McGarvey 9/12/2012 33 comments
Online reviews have gotten a bad name and are losing credibility, thanks in part to a spate of publicity surrounding fake endorsements in the publishing industry.
Robert McGarvey 9/7/2012 13 comments
A small but fiesty company says Google isn't playing fair in search results, and it's pushing hard to prove it by setting off a "tsunami of litigation."
Robert McGarvey 9/3/2012 19 comments
Offices aren't going to lose landline phones for the foreseeable future -- unless US mobile broadband improves dramatically.
Robert McGarvey 8/20/2012 16 comments
Thanks to the Mat Honan episode, Google has users implementing two-factor authentication, with kludges.
Robert McGarvey 8/9/2012 12 comments
A judge is asking Google and Oracle to turn over any evidence they may have paid journalists to report favorably on their Java wares.
Robert McGarvey 8/2/2012 12 comments
Questions proliferate around a Facebook advertiser pulling out due to unverifiable clicks on the social site.
Robert McGarvey 7/24/2012 59 comments
James Holmes, the alleged Aurora killer, bought his ammo online, but it's not likely that stopping Web sales would have saved any lives.
Robert McGarvey 7/18/2012 22 comments
Rahm Emanuel is turning to big-data to help curb an epidemic of gang violence in Chicago.
Robert McGarvey 6/22/2012 29 comments
In Louisiana, sex offenders will have to give out a ton of information in order to join a social network. But the disincentive could hinder police from finding these criminals.
Robert McGarvey 6/6/2012 20 comments
In what appears to be a long-running tit-for-tat with Google, it seems China's newest move is to target Gmail again.
Robert McGarvey 5/30/2012 19 comments
Twitter became the weapon of choice in a recent war of words between US Ambassador Michale McFaul and Russia's foreign ministry.
Robert McGarvey 5/22/2012 20 comments
The head of antitrust action for the European Union has given Google a few weeks to respond to a series of complaints – or else.
Robert McGarvey 5/18/2012 32 comments
Google's attempts to attribute to search engines a medley of free speech and free press rights is being met with skepticism.
Robert McGarvey 5/15/2012 11 comments
While MySpace isn't the center of social media attention these days, its settlement with the FTC could be a bellwether for other actions the agency may take against Websites of all kinds.
Robert McGarvey 5/7/2012 19 comments
Who needs the government? Village Voice Media is getting intense pressure from advertisers to shut down its sex-trafficking section, Backpage.com.
Robert McGarvey 4/30/2012 24 comments
Ethical issues have surfaced in the case of a UK rape victim whose name surfaced on Twitter after appearing in a Sky News video feed.
Robert McGarvey 4/23/2012 13 comments
Cyberwarfare has become a reality, and new US legislation could give private companies free rein to deploy it.
Robert McGarvey 4/16/2012 34 comments
Research In Motion's fall hasn't been an overnight development; it can be traced through a series of bad decisions and poorly thought-out actions. Here's a list.
Robert McGarvey 4/11/2012 14 comments
Digital wallets haven't really taken off, but if Apple adopts NFC in its next iPhone, that could change.
Robert McGarvey 3/21/2012 42 comments
For these five enterprise technologies, it will be curtains by 2015.
Robert McGarvey 3/6/2012 33 comments
Whether citizens can be trusted to competently report the news -- and make money doing it -- is a question whose answer you may not like.
Robert McGarvey 2/27/2012 27 comments
The results of a UK study have refreshed concerns about the risks of GPS hacking and jamming.
Robert McGarvey 2/15/2012 14 comments
In Petaluma, Calif., a war is being waged against the use of iPads by city officials in public meetings.
Robert McGarvey 2/9/2012 13 comments
The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) says some reviews on TripAdvisor are false. That's no surprise to the rest of us.
Robert McGarvey 2/7/2012 42 comments
Product endorsements via Twitter are stirring up more than disgrace for key celebrities.
Robert McGarvey 1/31/2012 23 comments
Far from damaging free speech, Twitter's latest policy on tweets is likely to enable users to outsmart totalitarian government censors.
Robert McGarvey 1/23/2012 7 comments
China's requirement that microbloggers register their real identities with ISPs could go the way of that nation's ineffective smoking ban.
Robert McGarvey 1/18/2012 11 comments
By misunderstanding the Internet, Russian candidate Vladimir Putin may be hurting his presidential chances – and inviting revolt.
Robert McGarvey 1/12/2012 14 comments
A new book by a Chinese blogger doesn't portend any loosening of China's Great Firewall -- or its government's cultural attitude.
Robert McGarvey 1/6/2012 13 comments
A string of murders in Detroit tied to ads on Backpage.com shouldn't lead to shuttering of the site, this author says.
Robert McGarvey 12/22/2011 23 comments
A controversial ruling calls into question the role of Twitter in our lives.
Robert McGarvey 12/19/2011 13 comments
A threeway collision of Twitter bots, Vladimir Putin, and the US elections may determine how leaders get chosen in the future.
Robert McGarvey 12/13/2011 30 comments
In Oregon, a judge has ruled against an Internet blogger who cited a journalist's right to secret sources.
Robert McGarvey 12/9/2011 21 comments
The US government fears that China has been selectively delivering contaminated computer and network hardware to targeted companies.
Robert McGarvey 12/6/2011 17 comments
Who'd have thought that the white, affluent, liberal supporters of reduced electrical use would resist smart meters? Yes, it's true.
Robert McGarvey 11/17/2011 22 comments
China's censorship machine has issued an edict against reporters referencing, among other things, Internet postings on social sites.
Robert McGarvey 11/9/2011 28 comments
By its very existence, a report from the US government highlights the severity of the threat from Chinese and Russian cyber-spies.
Robert McGarvey 11/7/2011 22 comments
A New Jersey case could set a precedent in slapping anyone who creates a phony Facebook profile with jail time.
Robert McGarvey 11/1/2011 12 comments
Small and midsized firms have become targets of unusually cunning and persistent hackers aiming to steal intellectual property.
Robert McGarvey 10/31/2011 23 comments
Gaming is one way some social networking firms anticipate inspiring users to start monitoring and adjusting their energy use.
Robert McGarvey 10/24/2011 25 comments
Microsoft just might make good on its latest big acquisition, despite earlier failures.
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