Hackers Swiped 70,000 Records from Healthcare.gov in Four Minutes

After the bevy of problems Healthcare.gov encountered in its first few months of life, dumping one more onto the pile shouldn’t phase you all that much, right? Well, not if that hiccup is actually a gaping vulnerability—and one that can grant hackers access to over 70,0000 private records in just four minutes, at that. Hackers […]

Benjamin Barber: Why mayors should rule the world | Video on TED.com

It often seems like federal-level politicians care more about creating gridlock than solving the world’s problems. So who’s actually getting bold things done? City mayors. So, political theorist Benjamin Barber suggests: Let’s give them more control over global policy. Barber shows how these “urban homeboys” are solving pressing problems on their own turf — and […]