Tech Talk

Observations from Jamie DeLoma, journalist and computer nerd

Have a question? Just ‘Ask’

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Has your mind been plagued by a question? Are you desperately looking for a straight answer and not just a bunch of links? All you have to do is ask, or rather go to ask.com. [Read More]

Afghan War Diary: The 21st century’s Pentagon Papers?

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A relatively unknown website has released what is comparable to the 1971 publication of the Pentagon Papers relating to the Vietnam War. [Read More]

Woot to the AP: Thanks for covering us, now pay up

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Woot, the popular deal-a-day site recently acquired by Amazon, has called the Associated Press out on one of the wire service’s more controversial decisions — the move to charge non-subscribers for using its content. [Read More]

Lieberman’s Internet ‘kill switch’ legislation advances

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The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental affairs Committee unanimously approved a piece of legislation that could ultimately give the federal government unprecedented control of the Internet. [Read More]

Amazon acquires Woot

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Woot, a site Tech Talk told you about last year, will become an independent subsidiary of Amazon, the item-a-day site announced Wednesday on its blog. [Read More]

Press, public connect on social media during storm

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As Thursday’s storm ravaged Southern Connecticut, the news media joined forces with the public to tell an effective and dynamic story. [Read More]

Start spreading the news — on Twitter

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Thursday afternoon’s devastating storms illustrated the potential social media offers news organizations. [Read More]

Report: Google collected sensitive data

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Google collected sensitive data, including passwords, a French data protection agency examination has found. [Read More]

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]