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Simson Garfinkel Guest Contributor

Simson L. Garfinkel is a computer security research scientist whose interests include digital forensics, security, personal information management, privacy, and terrorism. He holds six U.S. patents for his computer-related research, has published dozens of journal and conference papers in security and computer forensics, is the author or co-author of 14 books, and has started five companies. Garfinkel is also an an associate professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, but his articles here are independent efforts and do not represent the official policy or position of the Naval Postgraduate School, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.

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    Big e-mail providers snap their fingers, and the masses obey, like sheep. But there’s a way to reclaim control.

  • Leaky Cyber Borders

    A U.S. shield against foreign spam and hackers: national security or censorship?

  • The Robots Are Coming

    Robots that can climb stairs, crawl over ditches, survive three-story falls–and pester people who ignore your e-mails.

  • The Internet Amenity

    For big organizations, hoarding wireless bandwidth costs more than giving it away. Smell a free lunch?

  • Handheld Heaven

    They’re not just for to-do lists: Handhelds are becoming the platform for ubiquitous computing.

  • Message in a Bottleneck

    Why doesn’t the U.S. appreciate wireless text messaging? It has no standards.

  • How Not to Fight Terror

    Don’t let the government use terrorism as an excuse for a Surveillance Society.

  • Super Sync

    A powerful concept known as “sync” coordinates data held in your pocket, your PC and repositories worldwide.

  • Apple's X Factor

    Apple is betting on a mongrel operating system to freshen the Macintosh.

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