Profile of Larry LoebBlogger, Informationweek
Member Since: 6/5/2014
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Larry Loeb has written for many of the last century's major "dead tree" computer magazines, having been, among other things, a consulting editor for BYTE magazine and senior editor for the launch of WebWeek. He has written a book on the Secure Electronic Transaction Internet protocol. His latest book has the commercially obligatory title of Hack Proofing XML. He's been online since uucp "bang" addressing (where the world existed relative to !decvax), serving as editor of the Macintosh Exchange on BIX and the VARBusiness Exchange. His first Mac had 128 KB of memory, which was a big step up from his first 1130, which had 4 KB, as did his first 1401. You can e-mail him at [email protected].
Articles by Larry Loeb
posted in November 2015
BlackBerry is threatening to leave Pakistan within the next month if the government keeps insisting on backdoor access to the company's messaging service.
Amazon told an unknown number of customers that their passwords could have been potentially exposed to a third party, but claimed it has corrected the issue.
After pulling its Windows 10 November update after reported problems with some users' privacy settings preferences, Microsoft reinstates the update.
About nine days after releasing its first major November update for Windows 10, Microsoft is yanking the downloadable version and replacing it with the build released originally in July.
Earlier this month, Yahoo began blocking some Yahoo Mail users if they had ad-blocking software turned on. Yahoo has been struggling to keep its Mail users, but the move has been derided on social media.
Microsoft and Volvo show off their plans to make car buying a more virtual experience using Redmond's augmented reality headset.
Amazon has quietly added support for multi-factor authentication for customers using its ecommerce site in the US. Why would the company do this now?
The terror attacks in Paris on November 13 have reignited a long-running debate about whether device makers and app developers should be required to give government agencies a backdoor or to hand over encryption keys.
Microsoft has teamed with Code.org to roll out a Minecraft-themed coding tutorial as part of the annual Hour of Code. The event aims to inspire broader interest in programming and help create the next generation of coders.
In an interview with an Irish newspaper Apple CEO Tim Cook said there are no plans to create a Mac and iPad hybrid.
First Alert rolls out the first smoke/carbon monoxide detector using HomeKit, Apple's smart home platform.
Facebook's latest Global Government Requests Report shows that worldwide government requests for data and the number of pieces of content restricted continue to rise.
Microsoft announces new services in its Project Oxford suite of developer tools based on machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Comcast has reset the passwords for about 200,000 email accounts that appeared for sale on the Dark Web. However, there are a lot of questions about what the company knows and if there's more information out there to take.
The FCC's dismissal of Consumer Watchdog's petition to require companies including Google, Facebook, Netflix, and LinkedIn to honor "Do not track" requests was a blow to privacy advocates. But it was the smart call.
New security research from Lookout suggests that several strains of trojanized adware are targeting third-party Android app stores. The safe bet is to use Google Play.
This week, the FCC fined two companies, including the Hilton Hotels chain, for obstructing an investigation into its alleged blocking of personal WiFi hot spots. It's the latest salvo in a battle that needs to be fought.
Mozilla's Firefox 42 includes advanced protection against tracking ads, analytics trackers, and social share buttons.
Apple's fourth-generation Apple TV went on sale last week, and so far the reviews have been mixed.
The genius mathematician who created Boolean algebra and symbolic logic is regarded as the father of the information age gets a Google Doodle for his 200th birthday.