Rob Pegoraro tries to make sense of computers, consumer electronics, telecom services, the Internet, software and other things that beep or blink through reporting, reviewing and analysis–from 1999 to 2011 as the Washington Post’s tech columnist, now for a variety of online and print outlets. He ...
Data caps—restrictions on how much data you can consume on your Internet connection—remain about as popular with consumers as the traditional four-hour service windows of cable operators. But while having to stick around your house from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. can get in the way of work or running errands, at least you can see where you stand by looking at the clock. That’s not the case with the data caps imposed by a few broadband Internet providers.
Hackers say they’ve defeated Apple’s Face ID, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use it. A group of hackers say they’ve defeated the Face ID login system Apple (AAPL) includes on the iPhone X with about $150 in face-mask parts. And you shouldn’t worry about that for more than 150 seconds. Says who? Says the hackers.
IAC Chairman Barry Diller believes traditional media companies will become serfs to tech giants like Facebook and Google. (Yahoo Finance)SAN FRANCISCO — The billionaire media mogul who helped launch such popular sites as Expedia, Match.com and HomeAdvisor has a one-word forecast for traditional media conglomerates concerned about being replaced by tech giants: serfdom.
@KarlBode Once upon a time, I thought the difference between gov't. regulating what companies do to their customers and gov't. regulating citizens directly was something most people had grasped by high school.
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Selecting a term
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