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Past articles by Jim:

Ars Archivum: Top cloud backup services worth your money

We tested five consumer-friendly cloud backup services and found a clear winner. → Read More

Rad Power’s RadWagon 4: A great e-bike at a surprisingly low price

This sub-$2,000 e-bike is thoughtfully designed and a joy to ride. → Read More

Intel’s Alder Lake big.little CPU design, tested: It’s a barn burner

Intel's newest i9-12900K crushes AMD's Ryzen 9 5950x—even multithreaded. → Read More

The best part of Windows 11 is a revamped Windows Subsystem for Linux

WSL is finally easy to install—and offers automatic sound/graphics support. → Read More

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus are down. Here’s what we know

The root cause of the worldwide outage appears to be a flubbed BGP route update. → Read More

Apple forgot to sanitize the Phone Number field for lost AirTags

Another bug-bounty boondoggle leads to public disclosure before the bug is fixed. → Read More

Electronic Frontier Foundation will deprecate HTTPS Everywhere plugin

All four major browsers have duplicated HTTPS Everywhere functionality natively. → Read More

Three iOS 0-days revealed by researcher frustrated with Apple’s bug bounty

Public disclosure comes in wake of other grumblings about Apple's bug bounty behavior. → Read More

Examining btrfs, Linux’s perpetually half-finished filesystem

This btrfs filesystem overview highlights some longstanding shortcomings. → Read More

Exchange/Outlook autodiscover bug exposed 100,000+ email passwords

A flaw in the Autodiscover protocol can expose email passwords to third parties. → Read More

Security audit raises severe warnings on Chinese smartphone models

The audit red-flagged Xiaomi and Huawei phones but gave OnePlus a pass. → Read More

Linux Foundation says companies are desperate for open source talent

The 2021 survey shows 97% of hiring managers prioritizing FOSS professionals. → Read More

Nation-state espionage group breaches Alaska Department of Health

Fallout continues from an advanced persistent threat first detected in May 2021. → Read More

Command line wizardry, part two: Variables and loops in Bash

Learn to process thousands of items reliably and repeatably in this installment. → Read More

iOS 15 brings new FaceTime and AI features on September 20

iOS and iPadOS 15 and watchOS 8 are coming September 20th. → Read More

Security researchers at Wiz discover another major Azure vulnerability

A little-known management service handed unauthenticated attackers root access. → Read More

PHP maintains an enormous lead in server-side programming languages

Despite many infamous quirks, the server-side language seems here to stay. → Read More

Infosec researchers say Apple’s bug-bounty program needs work

Apple allegedly pays less for bugs than its competitors do—and pays more slowly. → Read More

WhatsApp “end-to-end encrypted” messages aren’t that private after all

Millions of WhatsApp messages are reviewed by both AI and human moderators. → Read More

Privacy-focused ProtonMail provided a user’s IP address to authorities

Swiss courts compelled it to log and disclose a user's IP and browser fingerprint. → Read More