Google+ and Facebook: Is the Internet big enough for two social networks?

Like oil and water or like peanut butter and jelly? Google+, the search giant's new social network, has everyone in the tech industry speculating about whether it's "the Facebook Killer."The death of MySpace

Published on: July 13th, 2011 Megan Geuss

Unforgivable: Ignorance and apathy about user privacy can no longer be tolerated

The Wall Street Journal’s discovery about the shady privacy practices of some of the world’s largest social networks came as a surprise and probably won’t help any of the big names they mentioned.

Published on: May 21st, 2010 Claudiu Popa

Canadian armed forces delve deeper into social networking

Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) is currently working with a simulation and modeling firm to investigate social networking technologies and eventually develop internal prototypes for the military. DND's project with CAE Professional

Published on: May 7th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Social media brings new hope to returning soldiers

When David Johnson returned to his hometown in Phoenix, Az. after duty in Iraq he felt ill at ease integrating back into civilian life. It would have helped were there fellow soldiers to

Published on: May 3rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to spy on your kids like a pro

Cell phones, texting, IM, email, Facebook, MySpace--kids are interconnected today in ways hardly imagined two decades ago. But these technology-based communication platforms also enable new forms of an age-old parenting strategy: monitoring your

Published on: April 20th, 2010 Joan Goodchild

How to commit digital harakiri

Remember the good ol' days, when you only had one Inbox to check once or twice a day? Those were simpler times.Things have changed as the communications paradigm of our modern, digital and

Published on: February 19th, 2010 Brian Jackson

How to commit digital suicide

Digital Suicide

Published on: February 18th, 2010 Brian Jackson

US media content stealing Canadian eyeballs, ad dollars

Canada is under assault on two fronts from its mighty neighbour to the south, say local media and entertainment industry gurus. On the one hand, advertisers and producers here are fighting a losing

Published on: February 2nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Security expert stunned at bank’s fraud prevention practices

Checking out of a Hilton hotel in London, security expert Roger Thompson was told his Visa card had been declined due to suspicions it was stolen, a situation that only got more disconcerting

Published on: December 16th, 2009 Ellen Messmer and Joaquim P. Menezes

New app will let BlackBerry smartphone users access LinkedIn

BlackBerry smartphone users will soon be able to download and employ a LinkedIn mobile application that will allow them to access the business-oriented social networking service while on the go, via an innovative

Published on: November 17th, 2009 Al Sacco

Facebook advertisers scam users into forking over cash

I've written a bit lately about how cyberthieves using social media to scam people. It turns out the most egregious scammers are many "legitimate" companies that run deceptive ads on these networks.TechCrunch has

Published on: November 5th, 2009 Robert X. Cringely

How to wrestle down online impostors … the WWE way

It's hard to understand who in their right mind would want to incur the wrath of "Triple H," the intimidating superstar of professional wrestling. But when a poser created a fraudulent MySpace account

Published on: October 20th, 2009 Robert L. Mitchell

Social networking security concerns top of mind for businesses

Today's most compelling technologies are giving you the biggest security headaches. Social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn enhance collaboration and help your company connect with customers, but they also make

Published on: October 19th, 2009 Bill Brenner

Can Google Wave wash away Facebook, Twitter?

As the most influential Web company gets closer to throwing its hat into the social networking ring, there has to be some consternation in the offices of social network pioneers like Facebook, Twitter

Published on: October 2nd, 2009 Sharon Gaudin