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Christina is a contributor to media outlets such as,,, Auto Trader and The Minneapolis Star Tribune. She writes about a myriad of topics including technology, the automotive industry and health and fitness. Her talents outside of writing include photography, getting people to talk (although that certainly helps with writing) and gardening.

Google Unlikely to Back Down at Privacy Lawsuits

Targeted ads mean big bucks, so don't expect Google to ease its efforts to glean data about users, push marketers their way, and prompt lots of clicks.

Apple Factories in China Open Doors amid Concerns About Worker Conditions

ABC's Nightline is scheduled to air a report Tuesday after a rare behind-the-scenes look inside the factories.

iPad 3 Latest Reports Say Screen Sharpness is Nearly as Good as Billed

A lot of the speculation is focused on the display on the iPad 3, which Apple is expected to unveil March 7.

Piracy Driven by Overseas Film Release Lag Time, Researchers Say

Studies from Wellesley College and the University of Minnesota examined online piracy since BitTorrent appeared in 2003, and the results are telling.

Anti-Piracy Concerns Spread to Europe

Tens of thousands of Europeans rallied this weekend to protest ACTA, an anti-piracy treaty many fear will impede freedom on the Internet.

Hack Attacks Proliferate with CIA, State of Alabama Latest Victims

Even security companies who make their living protecting people from such attacks are not immune.

Google Accused of Not Being Forthright in Report to Feds

A consumer watchdog group files a lawsuit to try to force the FTC to stop Google from changing its privacy policy, saying Google's report fudges key questions.

New Digital Spam: How Bad Guys Try to Trick You; How to Avoid the Traps

The latest forms of digital spam include clickjacking, junk apps, bad QR codes, and much more. Here's what you can do to stay safe.

Google Privacy Issues Let Microsoft Tout IE9's Safeguards

Concerns about Google's revamped privacy policies give Microsoft an opening to promote the tracking protection built into Internet Explorer.

Facebook Alternative Path Adds Depth to Social Networking

Path is trying to be a social network that is more personal, one in which your friends are actually people you currently have in your life.

Facebook Details Continue to Emerge Following IPO Announcement

Here's a rundown of the most recent dish about the social network, courtesy of the disclosures necessary when a company plans to go public.

Apple Pulls Ripoff Apps from its Walled Garden

Some consumers get confused and shell out money thinking they're getting the real app, when they're actually buying a counterfeit.

Facebook Timeline Looms: What You Need to Know

Facebook is making Timeline compulsory and is rolling it out to all users in the next couple of weeks, so you'll want to be prepared for all that sharing.

iPad 2 Can Be Wirelessly Charged Using LaunchPort

Inductive charging technology had a big presence at the Consumer Electronics Show this month, and one product shown there can wirelessly charge an iPad 2.


Google Doodle Commemorates Largest Snowflake

It's hard to imagine a snowstorm in which the snowflakes are more than a foot in diameter.