Paul McNamara

News Editor

In addition to my editing duties, I have written Buzzblog since January, 2006 and wrote the 'Net Buzz column in Network World's dearly departed print edition for 13 years. Feel free to e-mail me at pmcnamara@nww.com.

This seems rather extreme

FCC clears path for carriers to block more robocalls

FCC clears path for carriers to block more robocalls

The FCC this morning voted 3-0 to give carriers new regulatory cover to combat annoying and oftentimes fraudulent robocalls.

Know your encryption workarounds: a paper

Know your encryption workarounds: a paper

Security experts Bruce Schneier and Orin Kerr have collaborated on a paper that seeks to establish a common understanding of encryption workarounds.

Google News: Brady jerseys more important than Trump/Russia or Supreme Court

Google News: Brady jerseys more important than Trump/Russia or Supreme Court

An exercise in news judgment that has to be seen to be believed.

‘Don’t be this guy’

‘Don’t be this guy’

No wonder people from Massachusetts get called that name we all find kind of amusing but I still shouldn’t print on this website for networking professionals.

Appeals court rules Americans have no legal recourse if hacked by foreign governments

Appeals court rules Americans have no legal recourse if hacked by foreign governments

An appeals court in Washington, D.C., yesterday upheld a lower court ruling denying an American citizen the right to sue the government of Ethiopia for hacking his home computer.

Too lazy to fill out a March Madness bracket? Technology has you covered

Too lazy to fill out a March Madness bracket? Technology has you covered

You couldn’t care less but want to look like you care. Well, ESPN the website has just the feature for you: “Autofill a bracket.”

IBM pledge: Not only does Notes/Domino live, there’s no end in sight

IBM pledge: Not only does Notes/Domino live, there’s no end in sight

It’s interesting to see IBM, which bought Lotus in 1995, pledging to support Domino and Notes for, well, an open-ended long period of time.

Q&A site Stack Overflow has answer to nagging question … about Stack Overflow

Q&A site Stack Overflow has answer to nagging question … about Stack Overflow

A systems administrator was showering the other day (maybe not literally) when he had this thought: “I’ve never actually seen Stack Overflow’s front page. I wonder what percentage of their traffic requests are to simply...

Trump broke his H-1B promise. Now what?

Trump broke his H-1B promise. Now what?

On the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump was so determined to present himself as the solution to H-1B visa abuse that he promised to launch an investigation on day one of his administration. That hasn't happened.

‘Paging Dr. VT320, paging Dr. VT320’

‘Paging Dr. VT320, paging Dr. VT320’

The use of a 30-year-old Digital Equipment Corp. VT320 terminal to support a hospital paging system has sparked a debate about how old is too old.

Border agents go all Monty Python on visa-holding software engineer

Border agents go all Monty Python on visa-holding software engineer

There have been more egregious episodes of U.S. border agents hassling and/or needlessly detaining valid visa-holders since the White House changed hands, but perhaps none has been more bizarre – or even darkly comical – than this one....

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