Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

One of the people who has been involved in the Internet industry since the early days remembers the period around the turn of the century as a "pretty volatile time" as the network was moving from being a niche technology to mainstream.

Researchers from the University of Sydney have found that counterfeit versions of popular games like Temple Run, Free Flow and Hill Climb Racing are often laced with malicious software and placed in the Google Play Store.

Controversial American security firm CrowdStrike did not provide an unredacted or final report to the FBI after it was called in to examine the servers at the Democratic National Committee that were hacked in 2016 and which led to claims of Russian interference in the US presidential election of the same year.

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