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Jun

Fear of Flying

  • 5:29 PM

David Pogue, writing about the new Samsung/Google Chromebook:

Furthermore, Google says that its Chrome operating system is supersecure. But these days, every week brings another story of a hacker attack on a major corporation, and more of our private data stolen: Sony, Citibank and so on. In March, someone hacked a marketing company and gained access to the mailing lists of Best Buy, Wal-Mart, TiVo, CapitalOne, Marriott, the College Board, Hilton, Ritz-Carlton, US Bank, Chase Bank, Kroger, Barclays and many others.

Is “the cloud” really where you want to keep the only copies of your most private, most important files?

BBC News, 2004:

The US net provider EarthLink said it uncovered an average of 28 spyware programs on each PC scanned during the first three months of the year.