Robert L. MitchellNational Correspondent, Computerworld Follow me on Google+

Robert Mitchell writes in-depth technology features and a regular blog at Computerworld. He writes on a wide range of topics, including analytics, emerging technologies, green IT and data centers.

Google Knows Even More about You Than You Think

Google may know more about you than your mother does. Got a problem with that?

Ink Jet Printers Tell White Lies and Flatter Endlessly

The more flattering the photo, the more likely you are to print more, which helps sell more paper and ink.

Identity Finder Unearths Secrets Hidden in PCs, Macs

We search four computers with Identity Finder and find more personal information than is comfortable.

IT OKs Windows 7

After taking a pass on Vista, organizations are ready to commit to Microsoft's new OS.


The Windows 7 Procrastinators

Although some large shops are delaying Windows 7 implementation, observers caution not to wait too long.

Turn Privacy Debate on Its Head, Says Researcher

Lack of U.S. privacy regulations could stymie scientific research, warns Carnegie Mellon professor and machine learning researcher.

Your iPhone May Be Snitching on You

Sure, the Web knows more about you than it should. But the future is all about what you're doing right now — and your iPhone knows all about you in real-time.


Kodak's ESP-7: Print Quality Varies with Paper Type

With bargain ink as a selling point, does Kodak's ESP-7 live up to its image as a cheap and cheerful printer?

Hijacked Web Sites Attack Visitors

Here's the scenario: Attackers compromise a major brand's Web site. But instead of stealing customer records, the attacker installs malware that infects the computers of thousands of visitors to the site.

Don't Annoy Your Twitter Followers

The problem of Twitter etiquette only gotten worse as the popularity of its service has climbed. Here's how you can keep your manners in check.

How Cybersquatters Tarnish Brand Names

Cybersquatters redirect users to a phishing site, a Web page with objectionable content or -- most commonly -- advertising that may link to competing products and services.

Cloud Storage Stymied by Patriot Act

Analysis: Foreign firms are concerned that data maintained on U.S. soil will be subject to surreptitious peeks by certain U.S. government agencies.

Why Won't the RIAA Just Give Up?

The RIAA's lawsuits are ineffectual and have become a PR disaster for the music industry.

New Flood of Top-Level Domains Could Spell Chaos

Analysis: Wolfgang Puck wants his .food network, Al Gore wants .eco -- and everyone else wants a vanity top-level domain.

Domain-name Wars: Rise of the Cybersquatters

Domain-name poaching can be costly for businesses in terms of lost revenue and damage to a brand's reputation. Trademark owners say cybersquatting is spinning...