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A Pew survey finds that people are consuming more news online, but that traditional outlets shouldn't be forgotten.

Cybersecurity

E-mail remains the top source of data loss, survey finds

A survey by Proofpoint finds that e-mail is still the leading source of data loss, but losses via social media channels are on the rise.

IBM supercomputer to challenge humans on 'Jeopardy'

IBM will put its natural-language processing research to the test this fall, when its Watson supercomputer goes up against human players on "Jeopardy."

'War consists largely of endless tinkering with PowerPoint slides'

An Army Reserve colonel in Afghanistan is fired after writing a column slamming the military's use of PowerPoint, saying days are spent preparing, presenting and viewing slide shows.

Spurning the Internet: Many Americans not online at all--by choice

A study released recently by the Pew Internet & American Life Project reports that broadband adoption in the United States has slowed considerably in 2010 after a decade of steady growth. And a surprising number of people still don't use the Internet and don't want to.

Think your Internet connection is fast? Don't count on it!

The Federal Communications Commission says the gap between advertised Internet download speeds and actual performance is so wide that we need a new, standardized way of presenting promised broadband speeds.

GPS devices could put American soldiers at risk

Hacked smart phones used by military personnel could reveal location information, which could endanger troops and missions.

Cybersecurity

Password crackers have a surprising secret weapon

Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute have found an unexpected tool for brute-force attacks on password-protected systems. Their findings: A seven character password is "hopelessly inadequate."

Can you take a break from your (working) vacation?

With mobile computing devices in hand, a lot of people take their work with them everywhere, even on vacation. Does this happen to you?

Ready or not, the workplace will get a lot more mobile, social

A global survey by Unisys and IDC finds rapid growth in the use of smart phones and special networking applications on the job.

On Independence Day, who was free from techno tyranny?

On the approach of the July Fourth weekend, we asked readers to declare their independence from the oppression workplace tools. See what devices, gadgets and apps they chose to take a holiday from.

How safe will you be with Obama's 'trusted' identity solution?

Readers aren't sold on the administration's plan to abandon passwords for trusted digital identities, citing fears of identity theft or government snooping.

Are government Web sites in danger?

In an effort to cut costs, the United Kingdom is cracking down on expensive government-funded Web sites, promising to close the majority of them. Could the United States do the same?

Sexting case draws reader fire

Should your workplace communications be private? Our readers sound off.

Wanted: A few good IT pros

A survey of IT managers and recruiters by the Dice Report finds that 71 percent expect to hire more staff members in the second half of the year than they did in the first, and 30 percent said salaries for new hires are on the rise.

AT&T iPad data leak: Hack or hype?

Compromised data was limited to e-mail addresses, many of which are already publicly available, but authorities still plan to probe the incident.

Military, other fed iPad users compromised in AT&T hack

Military and civilian agency iPad users were among the thousands whose data was exposed in a recent successful hack of AT&T's Web site.

Revealed: Our picks for the best password strategies

Our readers offer hundreds -- literally -- of good ideas for building and managing strong passwords. Who's idea comes closest to covering all the bases?

Your Web browser's fingerprints can betray you, study finds

The Electronic Frontier Foundation studies the configurations of nearly a half-million browsers and found that the vast majority of them could be uniquely identified, which means they could be tracked without using cookies.

The trouble with truffles, and other airport security tales

In our recent stories on how, and how not, to take a laptop PC through airport security, we asked readers to recount their favorite tales of checkpoint complications. And they responded with gusto.

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