Jared Newman

Jared Newman covers personal technology from his remote Cincinnati outpost. He also publishes two newsletters, Advisorator for tech advice and Cord Cutter Weekly for help with ditching cable or satellite TV.

Facebook Trusted Contacts lets friends bail you out of a hack attack

Facebook Thursday announced a new security tool called Trusted Contacts for users who suspect they've been hacked.

Google buys browser-based malware scanner VirusTotal

The database of infected sites and other pests will likely bolster Google's existing security services.

Flashback Malware Still Affects 140,000 Macs

Symantec thought it would have seen a greater decline in infections at this point in time.

HTC Vows to Fix Android Flaw Revealing Wi-Fi Credentials

HTC says most phones have already received a fix through regular updates but other devices will require users to manually load the fix.

MegaUpload Users Look Into Suing U.S. Over Lost Files

When the Department of Justice shut down MegaUpload, users storing files legally on the site became collateral damage. Now some want to sue.

Two SOPA Co-Sponsors Drop Support for Bill

The Stop Online Piracy Act still has a lot of support in the House of Representatives, with 29 co-sponsors backing the measure.

Anonymous Hackers Target Murdoch's News Corp.

The hackers at News Corp. have become the hackees--surely that's a word in modern parlance--of Anonymous and LulzSec, who released email login details of two former News of the World editors and are threatening to divulge more.

Experts on PSN hack: Sony could have done more

As the PlayStation Network outage enters its fourth week, with no definite answer to the question of when service will be restored, security experts have told PCWorld that Sony could have done more to prevent PSN from being...

Apple faces class action lawsuit over in-app purchases

A father of two girls in Pennsylvania is taking Apple to court for allegedly banking millions of dollars on unauthorized in-app purchases

Epsilon hack: What you need to know

Names and e-mail addresses fell into the wrong hands last week, when Epsilon suffered a data breach affecting at least 19 of its client companies. It may sound scary, but don't panic. Here's what you need to know about the Epsilon...

5 Disappointments with Apple IPad 2

Apple's iPad 2 is the lighter, thinner and faster tablet we were all expecting, but it's no revolution.

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