Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting-edge PC operating system, 300bps was a fast Internet connection, WordStar was the state-of-the-art word processor, and we liked it!

Microsoft, please stop doing things for our own good

For real Windows 10 privacy, you need the China Government Edition

For real Windows 10 privacy, you need the China Government Edition

Windows 10 is infamous for having snooping baked in, but one government stood up for user privacy. Oh, the irony!

WWDC: Apple plays catch-up

WWDC: Apple plays catch-up

Yawn. Wake me up when Apple announces something new and innovative.

Google I/O: What about Android on Chrome OS?

Google I/O: What about Android on Chrome OS?

Google introduced many neat new Android features at the conference. Moving forward with Android on Chrome OS wasn’t one of them.

Windows 10 S is crippleware

Windows 10 S is crippleware

We now know more about Windows 10 S — and the more we learn, the more idiotic it looks. No Chrome? No third-party browsers at all? Rewrite all apps? Ha!

The Internet of messy things

The Internet of messy things

How much damage can a ‘smart’ toaster do? Lots, and not just burning your bread.

Windows as a service? Now, there’s an argument for Linux

Windows as a service? Now, there’s an argument for Linux

Microsoft wants to control your Windows 10 desktop. Now are you ready to try a Linux desktop?

Internet privacy? Who needs that?

Internet privacy? Who needs that?

Senate Republicans think it’s fine and dandy for your ISP to sell your private data.

Microsoft is playing Windows hardball

Microsoft is playing Windows hardball

Lucky us. Microsoft is no longer supporting older Windows on newer processors.

Of course your TV’s spying on you

Of course your TV’s spying on you

It has been since it got smart, and so are most of the websites you visit, your Amazon Echo and every voice-activated smart device in your house.

Amazon shows why you shouldn’t put all your tech eggs in one cloud basket

Amazon shows why you shouldn’t put all your tech eggs in one cloud basket

On one really bad day, Amazon Web Services went haywire, and so did millions of users.

What’s up with Windows patching, Microsoft?

What’s up with Windows patching, Microsoft?

A month late? Seriously? It’s both outrageous and unsurprising.

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