Tech Talk

Observations from Jamie DeLoma, journalist and computer nerd

Should officials tweet from executions?

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Utah’s Attorney General is making headlines around the world for his use of social media to report the execution of one the state’s most notorious criminals.

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Lieberman sponsors Internet ‘kill switch’ bill

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Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., is sponsoring a disturbing bill that would grant the president far-reaching powers to take control of, or even shut down, parts of the Internet. [Read More]

Google could have your passwords, e-mails, Web history

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Google has acknowledged that its “Street View” vehicles have collected and stored data broadcast from wireless networks in Connecticut, the state’s attorney general’s office has announced. The information could include e-mails, Web browsing and passwords. [Read More]

Controversial site honored with a Webby

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A controversial website known as much for the naked men who seem to frequent it as for its innovative concept is being recognized by one with one of the Internet’s highest honors. [Read More]

Businesses ‘Yelp,’ company makes changes

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Yelp, a Web site that gives folks the opportunity to share business reviews and events, has been under increased pressure to change the way it operates — and finally has. [Read More]

Censorship, or protecting national interests?

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Facebook, according to at least one news report, is taking down fan pages that support the man who allegedly crashed a small plane into a Texas office building. [Read More]

Times announces partial pay wall, but questions remain

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The New York Times announced Wednesday that it would charge frequent visitors to its Web site to view content. Tech Talk supports this courageous decision. [Read More]

UConn drops the ball

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The Internet is an equal opportunity disseminator. It allows private citizens, print media, broadcasters and even universities compete to be the first to report a given item. [Read More]

Wired justice isn’t blind

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The American justice system is facing a threat that could result in the incarceration of the innocent and freedom of the guilty. [Read More]

Tweet about toddler’s death sparks debate

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As social networking becomes an increasingly integral part of our society, it could be expected that users will share more of life’s triumphs and tragedies. However, for one mom, sharing the loss of her young son sparked public outrage. [Read More]