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Heartbleed Internet Security Hole: What You Need To Know

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Tech Frustration Friday for 2/21/14

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A New App Permissions Bugaboo: What Is The AuthToken Permission?

  Oooh, what a shocker: today’s Amazon Free App of the Day, Pivvot (note: it’s free today only, anyone reading this after 2/1/14 will find it’s no longer free), is being trashed in 1-star reviews by people who are claiming its permissions list proves it’s malware and/or spyware. Some of those hysterical, paranoid types are [… Read More]

Dear Salon.com and HuffingtonPost.com:

I don’t know what the hell is going on at your sites, but they are so slow to load that I always hesitate to click on any link to Salon or HuffPo. Salon, you are the worst offender by far, since trying to follow a link to any location on your site not only brings [… Read More]

Dear Southern California Edison:

Your website redesign was unecessary, and is a total disaster. Where I used to be able to login from your home page within one second and pay my bill on the very next page that appeared within two clicks and three seconds, now your home page takes several minutes to load, apparently because you’ve decided [… Read More]