Ted Samson

Ted Samson was a staff writer at InfoWorld.

Lavabit founder says he can't legally explain why he shut down email service

Lavar Levison says pulling plug on secure email service purportedly used by Edward Snowden was lesser of two evils

Lavabit shutdown marks another costly blemish for U.S. tech companies

Email provider's move will further fuel concerns that American companies can't be trusted to keep customer data private

Canonical lands first enterprise backer for Ubuntu Edge, just 49 to go

As Bloomberg plunks down $80,000 for an enterprise bundle, Canonical drops the Edge's price point to $695

How to defend your Web apps against the new BREACH attack

Security experts offer tips for defeating a new exploit that lets attackers snag sensitive Web application data even if it's protected by SSL.

Tor Browser Bundle for Windows users susceptible to info-stealing attack

Analysts link exploits of Firefox 17 vulnerabilities to crackdown on child-porn operation

Yahoo snags Rockmelt with plans to kill its aggregation apps

Yahoo continues to snag hip, young startups in its quest to become a next-gen mobile company

Trolling Effects site aims to fight patent trolls with crowdsourcing

Electronic Frontier Foundation rolls out a website that provides a place for patent-troll targets to expose their aggressors

At Black Hat, U.S. general offers a modest glimpse into NSA protocols

Keynote speaker Gen. Keith Alexander insists programs have checks and balances in place to prevent abuse

Salesforce touts new mobile tools for developers

Company builds on its mobile services platform with new developer packs, SmartSync framework, and sample apps

Is the Ubuntu Edge a good fit for the enterprise?

Canonical's head of engineering makes business and tech cases as to why a CXO should consider spending $80,000 on 100 unproven Ubuntu-Android 'superphones'

Mark Shuttleworth takes his case for the Ubuntu Edge to Reddit

The Canonical founder discusses the merits of crowdfunding its superphone, how open the device will be, and whether users should worry about government surveillance

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