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Stories by John P. Mello Jr.

Google privacy policy claims challenged by watchdog

Google's privacy policy changes have caught the attention of an independent watchdog of the federal cloud that is worried about security risks for government workers.

Written by John P. Mello Jr.31 Jan. 12 01:53

Apple Sues Amazon Over 'App Store' Name

It didn't take long for Apple, which seems to be suing anything that moves lately, to drag Amazon's economy tablet, the Kindle Fire, into a lawsuit.

Written by John P. Mello Jr.19 Nov. 11 07:48

New Apple patent hints at MacBook-tablet hybrid

You don't need to be a Steve Jobs to see that as laptops become ever thinner and tablets become more and more popular, convergence of the products is inevitable. As that day approaches, Apple is preparing to be ready for it.

Written by John P. Mello Jr.17 Nov. 11 11:09

Privacy: Will Facebook ever get it?

With Facebook reportedly close to cutting a deal with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over privacy sins dating back to 2009, the question remains whether or not the social network's brain trust really gets the privacy issue.

Written by John P. Mello Jr.12 Nov. 11 05:57

Mobile users want privacy, do little to protect it

While large numbers of consumers are angry about security measures taken by custodians of their online data, three out of every four of them don't even take minimal measures to protect themselves from incursions on their privacy.

Written by John P. Mello Jr.11 Nov. 11 05:29

'Socialbots' invade Facebook: Cull 250GB of private data

Facebook was recently invaded by a robot army created by four researchers to demonstrate the ease at which online social networks can be maliciously exploited by the unscrupulous.

Written by John P. Mello Jr.03 Nov. 11 08:39

Samsung passes Apple in smartphone shipments

Apple's position in the catbird seat for global smartphone shipments has been short-lived. Just a scant three months ago, the maker of the iPhone knocked Nokia out of the top spot. Now Samsung and its lineup of Android smartphones are top dog.

Written by John P. Mello Jr.29 Oct. 11 05:05