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Megan Mostyn-Brown

Megan Mostyn-Brown

Skyword Freelance Writer
Megan is a freelance writer who splits her time between New York and Los Angeles. She's written articles on everything from technology to home decorating.

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Feds Monitor Facebook "Likes" to Catch Terrorists

Most people don't give much thought to the photos, comments, and articles they "like" on Facebook. A recent bust by the FBI highlights just how important social networking sites have become -- even in law enforcement. The case is also ...

Internet Regulation Proposal Topic of UN Conference

An 11-day UN Conference in Dubai scheduled to review decades-old telecommunication regulations has caused a stir. Technology giants like Google have stated qualms that talks at the World Conference on International Communication (WCIT-12) could result in a potential internet regulation ...

iSuppli Projections Show Chip Market Slump

Analyst firm IHS iSuppli has downgraded the chip market from "stagnant" to "in a slump." According to InfoWorld, the projected sales for chips worldwide is expected to drop 2.3 percent in 2012.Though the dip may not seem significant, it is ...

Google Nexus 4 Demand Creates Problems for Google Play Store

The advent of Cyber Week has put the pressure on e-commerce sites which have seen an uptick in demand for the latest technology at a discount price. But those customers eager to nab Google Nexus 4 from the Google Play ...

Bye Bye BlackBerry, Hello iPhone

All good things must come to an end. For many enterprises that means switching from the BlackBerry (BB) to the smartphone as their go-to form of communication for employees. According to InfoWorld, the IDC's most recent forecast on the subject ...

Kindsight Security Report: 13 Percent of Home Networks Infected by Malware

Kindsight Security Lab, located in Mountain View, California, has released it's annual report, which shows that 13 percent of home networks are infected with malware. Although this is slightly down from last year, the Kindsight security report poses that 6.5 ...

Shamoon Malware Deletes Window's Computer Contents

Purely malicious malware is back. Symantec has spotted what it's dubbed as the Shamoon malware (also known by McAfee as Disttrack) that's attempting to ruin the day, in what appears to be an epic fashion, for those who favor the ...

Cybersecurity Act Stall May Mean Executive Order to Protect Critical Infrastructure Networks

With the Cybersecurity Act stalled out in Congress, President Obama is potentially looking to use his executive power to mandate controls to protect computer networks. According to InfoWorld, many of the legislation's opponents were Senate Republicans who cited the act ...

Android Security Issues Could Cause Pause For Midsize Businesses

While bring-your-own-device (BYOD) has proven tricky for many IT professionals at midsize businesses, recent news about Android security issues could provide yet another layer of concern. The smartphone, which has already seen an increase in security threats, is now suffering ...

New Hardware for Windows 8

IT at midsize businesses get ready: Your office area is about to get that much more streamlined. Not only does Microsoft plan to debut Windows 8 in October 2012 as well as the new Microsoft Surface Tablet, but the computer ...

Lack Of Microsoft Browser Choice May Mean Billion Dollar Fine

It's been a week full of ups and downs for Microsoft. On the same day a judge dismissed the Novell antitrust lawsuit against the computer giant, the European Union (EU) has threatened billion-dollar fines over the lack of Microsoft browser ...

Flame Authors Attempt to Outwit With Self Destruct

It appears that the Flame authors are once again one step ahead. The malware, which targeted PCs in the Middle East running the Windows operating system, was first discovered wreaking havoc almost a week ago. This frightening stealth malware, believed ...

AT&T's Toggle to Become a Multi-Device BYOD Solution

AT&T has set its sights on solving the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) conundrum by augmenting its dual-personality software, known as Toggle, to include devices beyond mobile phones. Currently, the software is one of many options that allow employees to use their personal ...

Microsoft Pushes Windows 8 to Businesses

While it's not set to ship until later this year, Microsoft is already making a case as to why businesses should invest in a Windows 8 upgrade. Officials made a keynote speech touting the operating system's benefits at TechEd North ...

McAfee Risk and Compliance Outlook Shows IT Still Struggling

McAfee's Risk and Compliance Outlook 2012 only reinforces what many IT pros have been grumbling about for years: The IT job is a juggling act that's hard to maintain, thanks to any number of unwelcome surprises. Risk management and compliance ...

Summer of Code: Why IT Should Take Note

Google's Summer of Code kicked off this week, and though it caters to college students, it definitely isn't child's play. The program, started in 2005, brings students from all over the world and pairs them with mentors to help them ...

Hacker Group UGNazi Targets Billing Service WHMCS

Only a week after breaching the Washington Military Department's website (mi.wa.gov), the Underground Nazi Hacktivist Group (UGNazi) has hit WHMCS, a provider of online billing services. According to Forbes, the hacktivists were able to swipe and leak more than half ...

Google Chrome Beats Internet Explorer For Top Browser Position

In an otherwise bleak week for Google (European antitrust case, anyone?) Irish metric firm StatCounter has announced that Google Chrome has topped out front-runner Internet Explorer (IE) as the world's favored browser. While this has happened before, it is the ...

McAfee Reports 2012 First-Quarter Malware Spike

There's some recent bad news for IT pros: Security company McAfee reports that the first quarter of 2012 saw the biggest spike in malware in the last four years. At the top of the list were password-stealing Trojans, rootkits, and ...

Amazon EC2 May Have Competition From Google and Microsoft

Rumor has it that Amazon EC2 may have a run for its money in the not-too-distant future. According to GigaOM, both Google and Microsoft are preparing to throw their hats into the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) ring. The tech news site predicts ...

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