Margaret Rock




If You Care About Online Privacy, You Need to Move to This State — Now.

If You Care About Online Privacy, You Need to Move to This State — Now.

California is ramping up efforts to protect consumer privacy, creating a dedicated department in a state with a strong tech presence.
Margaret Rock in Politics



Finally, Something Facebook Can Do That Actually Makes a Difference In Our Nation.

Finally, Something Facebook Can Do That Actually Makes a Difference In Our Nation.

At a time when other states are purging voter registration rolls in the name of curbing electoral fraud, the state of Washington is stepping up efforts to encourage voting, debuting a Facebook app to help residents register to vote.
Margaret Rock in Politics



In Many Divorces, the Most Bitter Fight Is Over This One Thing on the Computer.

In Many Divorces, the Most Bitter Fight Is Over This One Thing on the Computer.

When a formerly happy couple calls it quits, who gets the Farmville money in the divorce settlement?
Margaret Rock in Lifestyle



Obama to Daughter: ‘You’re Not Old Enough for an IPhone’. Here’s Why.

Obama to Daughter: ‘You’re Not Old Enough for an IPhone’. Here’s Why.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama decided their daughter Malia was old enough to get a cell phone when she turned 12, yet another set of parents wrestling with the thorny question of the best age for kids to get mobile phones.
Margaret Rock in Is This Thing On?



Sen. Mike Lee Interview: Why Consumers Are Key to Antitrust Laws

Sen. Mike Lee Interview: Why Consumers Are Key to Antitrust Laws

As a ranking member of the Senate’s Antitrust subcommittee, Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee keeps a keen eye on the practices of the technology industry’s heavy hitters.
Margaret Rock in Politics



Rep. Joe Barton Interview: One Lawmaker’s Fight for Internet Privacy

Rep. Joe Barton Interview: One Lawmaker’s Fight for Internet Privacy

Worried about the massive amount of personal information on the Web that is collected about you? If so, a Texas lawmaker might have an idea that appeals to you.
Margaret Rock in Politics



How Chinese Factory Woes Drive Up Smartphone Costs

How Chinese Factory Woes Drive Up Smartphone Costs

Another Chinese factory’s conditions are under scrutiny, implicating AT&T and Motorola in overseas labor controversies that could eventually raise prices for U.S. consumers.
Margaret Rock in Motorola



Helping Girls Flex Their Tech Muscles

Helping Girls Flex Their Tech Muscles

A dollhouse for the digital age promises more challenging entertainment for girls, marking a shift in the gender-based toys and activities.
Margaret Rock in Lifestyle



Yikes! How Online Data Can Damage Your Credit Report

Yikes! How Online Data Can Damage Your Credit Report

Your online personal data could ruin your finances, as companies seeking to turn big profits on your information run afoul of fair credit reporting practices.
Margaret Rock in Regulation



How Fathers Connect with Technology: You’ve Come a Long Way, Daddy

How Fathers Connect with Technology: You’ve Come a Long Way, Daddy

Move over, tech-savvy moms — digital dads are hitting the scene, finding new ways to connect with kids and turning newfound “geek” abilities into cool cred with the kiddies.
Margaret Rock in Is This Thing On?