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.

FTC reminder: ‘Spread the word about government imposters’

Google gives more ground in battle against Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’

Google gives more ground in battle against Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’

Google has now agreed to remove links from all of its domains – including Google.com – that are accessible from a European country in which the company has acquiesced to a citizen’s invocation of his or her “right to be forgotten” as...

In defense of assuming another’s identity

In defense of assuming another’s identity

As I continue to deal with the closing of my late father's financial affairs, I’d like to offer this bit advice to all of you.

For sale: The nuclear bunker of your dreams

For sale: The nuclear bunker of your dreams

Be the envy of your survivalist friends with this 235-bed beauty in Northern Ireland.

As might be expected, keeping ISIS militants off the Internet is easier said than done

As might be expected, keeping ISIS militants off the Internet is easier said than done

Reuters this morning has an interesting story about ongoing efforts in Iraq to keep Islamic State militants from using the Internet to recruit supporters. How? By keeping them off the Internet entirely.

He’s sitting on a stack of sweet, sweet IPv4 addresses … and needs some advice

“ISP wants a /24 back, what’s it worth?” The question comes from a user of the Reddit section devoted to networking … and I’m afraid the answer eventually boils down to “it depends.”

Dear Prudence weighs in on … SSIDs?

Dear Prudence weighs in on … SSIDs?

Slate's advice columnist tackles a topic one doesn't normally associate with advice columns. (Caution: contains a vulgarity.)

Latest Facebook hoax hard to swallow

Latest Facebook hoax hard to swallow

No, Wegmans isn't giving away $200 worth of groceries.

Geek-Themed Meme of the Week: Dear Apple

In our latest installment of the Geek-Themed Meme of the Week, Bill Lumbergh speaks for many iPhone users when admonishing Apple:

30 years later: Challenger disaster offered a glimpse of media world to come

30 years later: Challenger disaster offered a glimpse of media world to come

This morning the Washington Post takes a look back at one piece of its next-day coverage of the Challenger disaster and offers how it gave us a glimpse of a media world to come.

2016’s 25 geekiest 25th anniversaries

2016’s 25 geekiest 25th anniversaries

A look back at the most memorable tech-related happenings of 1991.

Don’t apologize for keeping your landline

Don’t apologize for keeping your landline

You shouldn’t have to explain why you still have a landline, either, though I will do so in a moment because explaining such things is part of what we do here.

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