Archives: December 2012

The future foretold: Apple, Google, cyber attacks, and more in 2013

December 31, 2012
What's likely to happen over the next 12 months? Try iBlenders, Kim Jong-un superstar, and total nuclear armageddon
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What to get the tech titan who has everything

December 24, 2012
High tech's top names are usually impossible to shop for, but Cringely has a few gift ideas for Silicon Valley's finest
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Instagram caught on candid camera

December 20, 2012
Your sepia-toned smartphone pix are safe for now, but don't be surprised if Instagram and Facebook redefine 'sharing' -- again
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By 2014, the Internet will be the death of us all

December 18, 2012
Enjoy 2012 and 2013 while you can; a security firm says the Internet will soon put us all at risk of an untimely end
Cringely, Hacking
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Uncle Sam is drunk on data, pooh-poohing privacy

December 14, 2012
Newly leaked documents reveal how much data the government is gathering on innocent Americans. The answer: A lot
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The year in tweets, trends, and tags: All you need to know about 2012

December 12, 2012
Google, Facebook, and Twitter spill the beans on our favorite topics of the past year -- no wonder the apocalypse is nigh
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When links are outlawed, only outlaws will use links

December 10, 2012
Ex-Anonymous spokesmouth Barrett Brown's indictment for links to stolen credit card numbers could be bad news for the rest of us
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MPAA + RIAA + ISPs: Last gasps of the cyber cops

December 07, 2012
Post-SOPA and PIPA, the MPAA and RIAA partner with ISPs to harass file swappers, but the content cartel's end is already nigh
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Your snitching cellphone, your tattling texts

December 05, 2012
Your text messages could be open to police examination if cops get their way with the Electronic Privacy Communications Act
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School for scandal: FBI spyware nabs pervy principal

December 03, 2012
Out of paranoia/parental concern, FBI agent installs spyware on son's laptop -- and unearths unsavory actions by school chief
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