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Picture-driven computing (w/ Video)

Until the 1980s, using a computer program meant memorizing a lot of commands and typing them in a line at a time, only to get lines of text back. The graphical user interface, or GUI, changed that. By representing ...

Jan 20, 2010
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China to stick to controversial software rule

China will not back away from a new rule requiring that Internet filtering software be shipped with all computers sold in the country despite heavy criticism of the plan, state media has said.

Jun 23, 2009
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Your computer could open door to cyberpredators

They're hacking into computers, secretly watching girls on webcams, and using sophisticated techniques to disguise child pornography and thwart law enforcement. Across the globe, men with advanced computer and Internet skills ...

Apr 29, 2009
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Don't fret about Conficker: Here's what to do

(AP) -- The Conficker worm, a nasty computer infection that has poisoned millions of PCs, will start ramping up its efforts Wednesday to use those machines for cybercrimes. It's unclear whether everyday PC users will even ...

Mar 31, 2009
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You can childproof your computer

Every few months, I receive a question from a reader whose computer was never the same after a grandchild came to visit.

Feb 27, 2009
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