Computer worms are changing from an acute condition to a chronic disease
Imagine an authoritarian nation where everyone has a phone running a government-customized version of Android — indeed, is required to have one, because every phone is an eye and ear of the national surveillance network. … Right now, carrier bloatware and device control is just an irritation, but look just a little ways into the future, and it’s worryingly easy to envision it actually becoming a serious human rights problem … especially if Western companies keep on selling their oppression technology to all comers.
For the first time in history, the number of jobless workers age 25 and up who have attended some college now exceeds the ranks of those who settled for a high school diploma or less.
How much of this is simply because of the rising percentage of college-educated US adults?
CNET has learned that the FBI has formed a Domestic Communications Assistance Center, which is tasked with developing new electronic surveillance technologies, including intercepting Internet, wireless, and VoIP communications.
Some awesome new findings — including a report on the happiest countries on the planet — — suggest that developing a theory of “happynomics” is harder than you might think
Every post you “like.” Every friend you add or fan page you join. Every place you check in, and every Web page you recommend.
America can’t afford to leave its government in the hands of professionals.
This needs: Hope springs a trap | The Economist
The power of positive reinforcement is *huge*.
Until we make the Internet secure, cyber criminals will continue to pull off high-value, low-risk offenses
How severe do punishments need to be to make up for the low probability of getting caught?
The next wave of digital products won’t just be about archiving the web; they’ll be about destroying that archive.
How much should people be allowed to clean up the evidence of mistakes, real and perceived, in their past? If 2 people are involved in an event and one wants to memorialize it and the other to forget and erase it, whose will/choice will be/live on on the Internet?