Articles By Paul McNamara

Facebook unveils security tools after Zuckerberg hack

Facebook unveils security tools after Zuckerberg hack

Coincidence or not, Facebook today announced two new securitymeasures -- wider use of HTTPS and the introduction of "social authentication" --...

January 27th, 2011 Paul McNamara
The single greatest career move in IT history

The single greatest career move in IT history

Chances are no one has heard Eric Schmidt muttering under his breath, "Dang, I could have worked at Attachmate."The thought...

December 7th, 2010 Paul McNamara
Lawsuit over Gartner e-mail study should disappear

Lawsuit over Gartner e-mail study should disappear

This won't be a long post so I'm going to make you wait until the end before revealing the sum...

October 21st, 2009 Paul McNamara
Social networks all over the map on reliability

Social networks all over the map on reliability

That Twitter had more downtime last year (84 hours) than any of 15 social network sites measured by an uptime...

February 26th, 2009 Paul McNamara
Google execs on trial in Italy over a video

Google execs on trial in Italy over a video

Read that headline again because it boggles the mind (mine, at least): Italian prosecutors have placed four Google executives on...

February 11th, 2009 Paul McNamara
College student wins free-speech spat, but…

College student wins free-speech spat, but…

News arrived this week via the Electronic Frontier Foundation that Michigan State University had dropped disciplinary action against a student...

January 29th, 2009 Paul McNamara
Twitter limits searches on site

Twitter limits searches on site

Two Twitter questions have been nagging at me: Why on Earth would Twitter limit the number of searches a user...

January 19th, 2009 Paul McNamara
2009’s 25 geekiest 25th anniversaries

2009’s 25 geekiest 25th anniversaries

The year 1984 provided a boatload of technological achievement and geeky infamy. The media will revisit them one by one...

January 11th, 2009 Paul McNamara
Readers get their turn to opine

Readers get their turn to opine

It's been a long time since we've done this, so let's take a moment to lighten the mail sack, which...

December 22nd, 2008 Paul McNamara
You’ve been ‘synergy-related headcount restructured’

You’ve been ‘synergy-related headcount restructured’

Even the word layoff is a euphemism, when you think about it. Yes, it can serve to draw a distinction...

November 26th, 2008 Paul McNamara