In today's top tech stories, a study by the Royal Military College of Canada notes that any USB connected device can be used to steal data from your computer because most people don't lock down their plug-and-play port.
Obama seems to have hit a plateau in his approval ratings, which have remained largely unchanged for the past three months. Could it be that we've all just made up our minds about the job the president is doing?
Consumers will consider a company's competitor when their current company does not meet expectations on privacy protections (no wonder Myspace announced greater privacy controls in the wake of Facebook's consumer backlash).
Will Obama's presidency wind up charting a similar course as Carter, or will he recover as Reagan did? Only a fool would even contemplate making such a prediction at this point, that's all that really can be said.
Everyone was looking for a healthy bounce in Obama's poll numbers after health reform passed. This bounce has either failed to materialize yet, or is so gradual it likely won't end up being called a "bounce."
Knowledge is power, and we know more than any previous generation could even conceive. We're moving into a world of infinite information. The challenge we face is turning all that information into wisdom.
There's evidence that the hospital rankings may be biased because they include a component based on a hospital's reputation, although it's in no way associated with the actual quality of care the hospital provides.
Cities don't need to wait for Washington to solve our problems. They can come up with creative solutions, like we've done in San Francisco when we launched the country's first universal health care program.