Jon Gold

Senior Writer

Jon covers open-source, mobile, network managment and partridges in pear trees for Network World. Get at him via email or Twitter.


A year after terrorist attacks, phone privacy laws unchanged – but watch out for Trump

A year after terrorist attacks, phone privacy laws unchanged – but watch out for Trump

Although the perpetrators of the San Bernardino mass shooting were killed in a gun battle with law enforcement within hours of the attack, the FBI’s interest in one terrorist’s iPhone precipitated a public standoff with Apple that...

Raspberry Pi roundup: Dangerous guided missiles, electric skateboards and the Internet of Licks

Raspberry Pi roundup: Dangerous guided missiles, electric skateboards and the Internet of Licks

The latest and greatest of Raspberry Pi from around the web includes what looks like a handheld missile system, a computerized aid to traditional arts and crafts, and…well, you just have to see the lollipop thing.

What we talk about when we talk about 5G wireless

What we talk about when we talk about 5G wireless

An FAQ on the next big thing in wireless technology: 5G.

2016 – the year 5G wireless testing really took off

2016 – the year 5G wireless testing really took off

The concept of 5G wireless has been around for a long time, but only recently have meaningful moves taken place to bring the new technology to customers.

Super Mari-owned: Startling Nintendo-based vulnerability discovered in Ubuntu

Super Mari-owned: Startling Nintendo-based vulnerability discovered in Ubuntu

A vulnerability in a multimedia framework present on some versions of Ubuntu can be exploited by sound files meant to be played on the venerable Nintendo Entertainment System, according to security researcher Chris Evans.

The 10 fastest supercomputers in the world

The 10 fastest supercomputers in the world

The twice-annual Top500 list of the most powerful supercomputers in the world (adjudged by their performance on the Linpack benchmark) is out this morning, and there are a pair of newcomers on the list.

Samsung embroiled in South Korean political scandal

Samsung embroiled in South Korean political scandal

South Korean investigators on Tuesday raided the offices of Samsung Electronics, as part of a probe into alleged political corruption at the highest levels of that country’s government.

Six big projects that went open-source

Six big projects that went open-source

Making big software and hardware projects open-source is an increasingly popular thing to do, whether you’re a big company, a small company, or even the government. Here’s a sampling of the latest major projects to hit the open-source...

Democracy has died of dysentery: The Voter Suppression Trail

Democracy has died of dysentery: The Voter Suppression Trail

The New York Times and GOP Arcade create the videogame about voting that the internet needed.

Your very own canary for the wireless coal mine: Cape’s new Wi-Fi monitor

Your very own canary for the wireless coal mine: Cape’s new Wi-Fi monitor

A new Wi-Fi monitoring product from Cape – formerly Asimmetric – lets IT experience the same networking conditions to which actual users are subject, the company announced today.

First Look: Apple’s new MacBook Pro lineup, and more

First Look: Apple’s new MacBook Pro lineup, and more

Check out the new bells and whistles – including the slick new Touch Bar – on Apple’s latest iterations of the MacBook Pro.

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