Articles By Tom Spring

Report: Google scraps Windows over security issues

Report: Google scraps Windows over security issues

Google Inc. employees are slamming Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system, claiming security vulnerabilities in the OS left the company open to...

June 1st, 2010 Tom Spring
A Facebook democracy?

A Facebook democracy?

Facebook announced a new approach to how the company would create future policies that impact user privacy. During a press...

February 25th, 2009 Tom Spring
Top 50 Inventions of 2008

Top 50 Inventions of 2008

It was predicted 50 years ago that by 2008 we'd vacation on the moon, drive flying cars, and wear wristwatch-sized...

November 9th, 2008 Tom Spring
How to avoid getting snared by phishing traps

How to avoid getting snared by phishing traps

COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLEYou never can defend yourself too much while online. A PC World reader alerted me to a...

April 9th, 2007 Tom Spring
Web of crime: Who’s catching the cybercrooks?

Web of crime: Who’s catching the cybercrooks?

In 2004, after months of putting a virtual tail on a hacker who called himself Pherk, Federal Bureau of Investigation...

August 28th, 2005 Tom Spring
ISPs attempt to stop public broadband

ISPs attempt to stop public broadband

Joey Durel, mayor of Lafayette, Louisiana, says that the practices of corporate America are hurting communities like Lafayette. When tiny...

June 20th, 2005 Tom Spring
Famed futurist sees

Famed futurist sees

Technology pioneer, entrepreneur, and futurist Ray Kurzweil, 56, invented the flatbed scanner, developed the first text-to-speech reading machine for the...

December 9th, 2004 Tom Spring
Fees surprise unwary Web shoppers

Fees surprise unwary Web shoppers

Surprised — that's how Las Vegas resident Heidi Speidel felt when she found a puzzling US$100 charge on her credit...

July 4th, 2004 Tom Spring
What’s up for the Internet in 2003?

What’s up for the Internet in 2003?

Eat your heart out, Miss Cleo. Our forecast for the Internet in 2003 is based on much more than psychic...

January 2nd, 2003 Tom Spring
What can you squeeze into a USB pen drive?

What can you squeeze into a USB pen drive?

With the large number of USB pen drives hawked at the recent Comdex show, it may be only a matter...

November 24th, 2002 Tom Spring