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By Charles Miller   Election Hacking Probe Reveals Depths of US Domestic Surveillance Some people reading this might think I have too much time on my hands, but let me assure readers this is not the case. Soon after the US Justice Department handed down an indictment of some folks named Boris, Ivan, Aleksey, Dmitriy, [...]

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By Charles Miller   Understanding Solid-State Computer Drives   Many new laptop computers are now being sold with Solid State Drives (SSD) in place of the traditional mechanical drives with motor and spinning disks. Once these SSDs were quite expensive, but prices have come down to the point that SSDs are commonplace in new laptop [...]

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By Charles Miller   “Sell It and Forget It” Policies Leave Tech Customers Vulnerable   A client of mine recently had a bad experience with Hewlett-Packard. She had a very expensive and relatively new color laser printer with a minor problem that should have been easily repairable, but HP told her that parts were unavailable [...]

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By Charles Miller As I type this on my laptop computer, I am in an airliner cruising along at 612 miles per hour, thanks to a 72 MPH tailwind, 39,010 feet over Greenland, heading down towards Europe. So says the television screen on the back of the seat in front of me. In today’s world, [...]

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By Charles Miller   An Airbag on Your Bicycle?   The subject of this column this week applies to the probably 60 percent of Atención readers who use Google Chrome as their web browser. Try to imagine this fictitious scenario: The government suddenly mandates that all bicycle owners must install airbag systems. (There is probably [...]

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By Charles Miller Man Need Not Search By Google Alone To Google or not to Google. That is the question. The name Google.com has become ubiquitous and at the same time synonymous with searching online. Google.com is by far the way most Internet users find things online, so much so that I am sure there [...]

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By Charles Miller   The Connectivity Blame Game Something that happens more often than people like is when they are attempting to browse to a website and receive that dreaded “this page cannot be displayed” message. Clients invariably ask me, “What happened?” Sometimes the answer to that question is obvious, but more often than not [...]

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By Charles Miller Last month, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation released a first-of-its-kind warning to the public, asking everyone in the world to reboot their routers. This action was taken in an effort to mitigate the effects of hundreds of thousands of home routers infected by the VPNFilter malware, which has shadowy links to [...]

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By Charles Miller   Another Event in the Balkans Got Out of Control   This month marks the 104th anniversary of an event that profoundly changed the course of world history. It was June 28, 1914 that the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, setting off a chain of events leading to the Great War. I can [...]

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By Charles Miller   What Google Can Share   The Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University seeks to bring together expertise in technology to better understand its impact on society. The official website, with the catchy name Freedom-to-Tinker.com, archives the results of research. This includes the “No Boundaries” series which addresses the issue [...]

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