Lisa Vaas

Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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Occupy Wall Street is expected to protest alongside the anti-globalization movement. Traffic will induce migraines. Some schools have rescheduled their proms. But an onslaught of cyber-attacks and WiFi freeloading...

Cloud Storage Security Isn’t as Solid as Vendors Want You to Believe

In cloud storage land, it's all roses, sunny skies and rock-solid security with fewer employees frittering away less time on securing data€”that is, if you trust vendor-funded studies.For example,...

Mac OS X Security to Be Vetted by Kaspersky Labs

Apple is asking Kaspersky Labs to analyze security on its Mac OS X platform, Kaspersky Labs CTO Nikolai Grebennikov has told Computing magazine.It€™s a good thing, Grebennikov told Computing,...

Dutch Party Barred From Helping People Skirt Pirate Bay Web Blockade

A court in The Hague has ruled that ISPs must block access to The Pirate Bay and that the Pirate Party has to stop publishing not only instructions on...

Twitter Tries to Quash Subpoena for Occupy Protester’s Data

Twitter has thumbed its nose at a court order seeking data about an alleged Occupy Wall Street protestor.The order seeks to force the handover of data about Malcolm Harris,...

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