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CIO weekly wrap-up: The future of Flash, Sarah Palin hacker convicted

I’m having a slightly cranky Monday morning. The Greater Boston area is on a “boil water” order due to a catastrophic water main break — which is most immediately affecting me in that there is no coffee at work! So please forgive any typos I might make today as I peruse the latest tech headlines.

Is Flash dying? Steve Jobs would sure have you think so. Fortune investigates the future of Flash.

I blogged way back when about the hack of Sarah Palin’s Yahoo e-mail account. Authorities caught up to the Sarah Palin hacker, and the young man accused of the crime was convicted Friday on charges of obstruction of justice and misdemeanor computer intrusion.

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