We love MP3s even though they sound inferior to CDs. We can’t get by without our mobile phones even though they’ve tended to sound worse than land lines. We’re watching more TV shows and movies on our little computer screens, even as our big TVs sit idle in the next room. It’s the Good Enough Revolution.
Archives for October 2009
Part 2 of our interview with John Arquilla, Naval Postgraduate School
The U.S. posture on cyber warfare is largely defensive, with military geeks focused on preventing and mitigating Internet-based attacks on critical infrastructure. John Arquilla, professor of defense analysis at the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterrey, California, believes Pentagon code-slingers should alter their focus somewhat and team with International white hat hackers to disable the war-making capabilities of nations preparing to go to fight.
The Federal Trade Commission this week announced new guidelines that would penalize bloggers for failing to disclose when they receive money for endorsing products. The fine could go as high as $11,000.
Some consumer groups pushed for the change, saying Internet users need to be aware of payments before trusting information on products like diets and financial services. Others are concerned the government is sticking its nose where it doesn’t belong.
Guest: Caroline McCarthy, CNET News
Last weekend, tech blogger and book author Ed Bott got an unpleasant surprise when fired up a machine running Windows 7. Apple’s software update tool offered him (and other users) a program called “iPhone Configuration Utility.” Bott doesn’t own an iPhone. He says Apple violated a sacred trust.