Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist

Mike Elgan is a technology-obsessed journalist, author, blogger, podcaster and digital nomad. Learn more at his website: elgan.com.

Honesty is not the best privacy policy

How to protect yourself from ATM crime

How to protect yourself from ATM crime

Banks like Wells Fargo are rolling out much better ATM security. Here's why it won't stop ATM theft.

5 shocking new threats to your personal data

5 shocking new threats to your personal data

The internet and smartphones have come up with five new and surprising ways to steal or expose our personal data. These trends make panic sound like a good idea.

Surprising tips from a super-hacker

Surprising tips from a super-hacker

Virtually everyone in technology knows about Kevin Mitnick, the one-time fugitive hacker who is now a security consultant. Mitnick has a wealth of security advice for the public.

Has the Spam Problem Been Solved?

Don't look now, but spam and telemarketing calls have been reduced to the point of irrelevance. What happened?

Natural Disaster? There's an App for That!

Smartphones are useful during an emergency: They have their own batteries, Internet connections and, best of all, smart apps that can help save your life, says Mike Elgan.

Gadgets: Built to Not Last

That shiny new Android phone you just bought? Yeah, it's a piece of trash. No, I'm not some Google-hating Apple fanboy. The iPhone 4 is junk, too.

Spammers will poison your social graph

They wrecked e-mail, then they ruined search, and next spammers will go after your friends and family, tainting your social networks, writes columnist Mike Elgan.

How Google Plans to Clone You

Google last week acquired Phonetic Arts. The U.K.-based company specializes in technology that transforms a recorded voice into a computer-generated voice that sounds like the recording. In other words, it "captures" the tonal...

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