Mark GibbsContributing Editor, NetworkWorld Follow me on Google+

Mark Gibbs is an author, journalist, and man of mystery. His writing for Network World is widely considered to be vastly underpaid. For more than 30 years, Gibbs has advised on and developed product and service marketing for many businesses and he has consulted, lectured, and authored numerous articles and books about networking, information technology, and the social and political issues surrounding them. His complete bio can be found at http://gibbs.com/mgbio

privacy

How we sabotage our own privacy for deals and ego

A study from consulting firm Infosys shows consumers globally are far more relaxed about sharing their private data than we knew and far more relaxed than they should be

Terahertz Scanners, Drugs, and Shoes

A new technology will make it ridiculously easy to see if you are carrying or have consumed drugs or touched or have explosives on you.

Cell Service: Bogus Charges and Limitations

Gibbs ponders how the cell carriers gouge us for a few extra cents.

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Is Your Boss an Idiot?

Incompetent bosses don't know enough to know they don't know enough ... that's why the wrong people get hired and $#!+ doesn't get done.

Malware Gets Snoopy

Cyber espionage is coming of age but the problem with weapons like Stuxnet is that they will be used against us.

Microsoft: Too Old and Too Big to Survive?

Microsoft is making lots of weird decisions; has the company reached its dotage?

The Government Wants to Know What It Doesn't Know

The government's increasing surveillance of us should make you very uneasy because they're determined to know what they don't know, whether you like it or not.

Proposal: Open Source Life, Not Death Sentence, for Windows XP

Analysis: Microsoft is pushing some stalwart products onto extended support, but instead of shutting out Windows XP, why not set it free?

Five Geek Projects

Five cool geek projects that could change your life. Or at the very least get you excited.

Linksys Powerline Connections: Wired Without Wires

Powerline networks operate by sending a modulated carrier signal over your regular AC wiring.

PayPal Policy Raises Question: Content Sanitized for Whose Protection?

What this all boils down to is a problem with free speech.

AirPrint to Almost Any Printer

What do you do if you are an iPhone or iPad owner and don't have one of the anointed printers? Do you go and buy yet another printer?

How Stupid Can Cell Carriers Be? Really Stupid

Millions of smartphones have secret rootkits embedded on them. Gibbs thinks this is a bit of a problem.

Find Yourself With iOS Maps

Gibbs has a bit of an obsession with maps and he loves him his iOS apps.

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As Steve Said: 'Click. Boom. Amazing!'

What can IT learn from Steve and Apple?