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Dan Tynan has been writing about technology since Mark Zuckerberg was in nappies. A prolific freelance writer whose work has appeared in more than 70 publications, he is the former editor in chief of Yahoo Tech and a longtime contributing editor for InfoWorld and PC World.

Exorcise Ghost Click from Your PC

Analysis: The FBI just took down a criminal botnet that hijacked more 4 million PCs worldwide. Is your PC among those haunted by Ghost Click?

Microsoft's Biggest Wins and Failures

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Web Tracking

Who is tracking you online and what do they want? The answers aren't obvious. Take this True/False quiz to find out how much you really know about Web tracking.

5 Hot Tech Projects to Boost Your IT Career

Take the reins of any of these five forward-looking initiatives and become an IT hero in the eyes of upper management.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Web Tracking (But Were Too Paranoid to Ask)

Who is tracking you online and what do they want? The answers aren't obvious. Take this quiz to learn how much you know about Web tracking.

Mythical iPhone 5 Prompts Real Facebook Scams

The iPhone 5 is still just a dream -- but scammers continue to use it to lure unsuspecting Facebook users into a trap.

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Your New Facebook Friend Could be a Bot

Analysis: Zombie nets may be coming to a social network near you -- and even Facebook's vaunted defense systems may be unable to stop them.

The IT Job Outlook: 5 Questions Answered

When's the last time you drew a deep breath and said, 'Wow, I'm glad I chose a career in tech.' Now might be just the moment.

Your Digital Rights at Work: A FAQ Guide

Sure, you can check Facebook at work--but should you? Your right to self-expression on the job is more limited than you think. Here's what you need to know.