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June 2015

Facebook Instant Articles?   by Anthony Lawrence
- Facebook is making a bid to be the publisher of choice for content providers. Is this the future? Will Facebook own the web?
 
The Moose Linux Router Worm is more like Bullwinkle, honestly   by Anthony Lawrence
- Honestly, how can you look at me with a straight face and call this a Linux security issue? It isn't: it's an idiot's security issue.
 
Google Photos   by Anthony Lawrence
- I just put everything into Google Photos - every single photo from everywhere I could find them. You might want to do the same.
 
Chrome tab issues   by Anthony Lawrence
- Why has Chrome become so slow and balky? It's tabs, tabs, tabs!
 
Google helps you with privacy now and after you are gone   by Anthony Lawrence
- It's not just privacy, though: you can also tailor ads and search results to be more relative to your needs
 
The PC isn't dead yet, but it will be   by Anthony Lawrence
- The PC isn't dead yet, but it is on its way to irrelevance. The world is changing whether you and I are ready or not.
 
Beware the so called free Windows 10 upgrade   by Anthony Lawrence
- If you own Windows 7 or Windows 8 (non Enterprise versions), you'll soon be offered a free upgrade to Windows 10. Should you jump?
 
Canary is a good idea at a ridiculous price   by Anthony Lawrence
- While I do like the idea of the Canary Honeypot, the price is utter nonsense. There's nothing difficult about doing this and nothing worth that kind of money.
 
Another router security flaw - netUSB   by Anthony Lawrence
- This netUSB vulnerability is real, but I have to ask why anyone ever thought netUSB was a good idea?
 
Take Control of Security for Mac Users   by Anthony Lawrence
- Most security books are too technical for the average reader. Take Control of Security is not - learn how to protect yourself with this new book by Joe Kissel.
 
Self driving cars? My wife says no   by Anthony Lawrence
- So many people think self driving cars will be the norm in a few decades - not if my wife's feelings are common!
 
Is is safe to visit my bank if I'm using unsecured wifi?   by Anthony Lawrence
- Is is safe to visit my bank or other secure sites like Gmail if I'm using unsecured wifi?
 
Does cheaper always win? Walmart takes on Amazon   by Anthony Lawrence
- Walmart to compete with Amazon? I suppose anything is possible, but I don't see it. Walmart evokes cheap, whereas Amazon covers all price points.
 
Xinuos introduces SCO_X - does anyone care?   by Anthony Lawrence
- Xinuos introduces SCO_X, a BSD distro apparently compatible with OSR5 and Unixware - does anyone care?