A hacker calling himself "Mauritania Attacker" listed the names and some account information (no passwords) of 15,000 Twitter users. It's probably a good idea for users to clean up their apps.
FORTUNE -- A hack of Twitter exposing thousands of usernames and associated third-party access tokens appears not to have done any real damage, but it has made a lot of people realize how many third-party apps they have authorized, inspiring MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Aug 20, 2013 3:28 PM ET
Even as Lenovo was becoming the top seller of PCs, its sales of mobile devices were surpassing its sales of computers.
FORTUNE -- In yet another data point highlighting the worldwide shift from PCs to tablets and smartphones, Lenovo (LNVGY) says its sales of mobile devices have surpassed its sales of PCs.
Sales of "smart devices" (including phones, tablets, and PCs) rose by 41% in over the past year, Lenovo said in MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Aug 15, 2013 1:13 PM ET
The New York Times' website and its corporate site were both down Wednesday afternoon. Speculation of a hack ensued. The company says the problem is 'internal' and will be resolved soon.
FORTUNE -- The New York Times' (NYT) Web site is entirely offline, along with its corporate site, leading to speculation that the newspaper of record has been hacked. The Times, though, has now said in a series of tweets that MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Aug 14, 2013 1:14 PM ET
Critics say data caps are aimed squarely at hindering competition from Internet video providers.
FORTUNE -- Cable companies continue to expand their imposition of data caps on Internet customers in some areas. Critics see it as an attempt to thwart competition from Internet video providers like Netflix (NFLX) that offer alternatives to cable TV.
DSLReports' Karl Bode reported this week that two companies, Comcast (CMSCA) and Mediacom, have both expanded caps or MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Aug 9, 2013 2:24 PM ET
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt argues that you still know yourself better than his company does.
FORTUNE -- In a recent interview, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt issued the usual defenses of Google's (GOOG) privacy policies: Basically, Google would like to know more about you so that it can target ads at you more effectively and efficiently (oh and "make you more productive" by improving personalized search results), but you don't have to MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Aug 7, 2013 2:08 PM ET
A report by the Computer and Communications Industry Association says Google and other search engines make for easy targets, but most people go to pirate sites on their own.
FORTUNE -- Here's something that just about all of us other than the copyright lobby and certain policymakers already know: People looking for pirated content don't often use search engines to find it.
The copyright industries have long targeted Google (GOOG) and other MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Aug 6, 2013 9:21 AM ET
Jeff Bezos has proven himself to be a long-term strategist. That's just what the newspaper industry needs right now.
FORTUNE -- For anyone who cares about the public-service function of journalism, guarded optimism should be the first reaction to the astonishing news that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will buy the Washington Post.
It's clear that the Graham family, which has run the Post (WPO) for 80 years, was increasingly unable to shepherd its MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Aug 5, 2013 6:35 PM ET
Ever since Netflix's 2011 stumble, when it announced a price increase and a spinoff of its DVD business, the company has concentrated on pleasing customers. The latest: allowing customers to create their own user profiles.
FORTUNE -- As Apple (AAPL) continues to send out near-daily barrages of product updates for iTunes, Netflix continues to focus squarely on improving its customer experience.
The latest example of this is Netflix's (NFLX) new user profiles, MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Aug 2, 2013 12:56 PM ET
The White House says Amazon's warehouses provide "high-wage" jobs. Not quite.
FORTUNE -- Amazon's announcement that it is planning to create thousands of new jobs in warehouses across the country is good news. Thousands more Americans will be working, paying taxes, and shopping. It will pull some families out of poverty and keep some others from falling into it.
But the very fact that the announcement is being heralded as a big MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jul 30, 2013 11:29 AM ET
A solution to child abuse proposed in a letter signed by 48 of 50 AGs is no solution at all. It would, in fact, be counterproductive.
FORTUNE -- The Attorney General letter has become a real phenomenon in recent years. A refresher: The move consists of a bunch of state attorneys general joining together to express umbrage over this or that hot-button issue. It's a political tool, in other words. State AGs MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jul 29, 2013 12:02 PM ET
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