Dear stupid, stupid NSA

Who thought subverting not only widely-used security mechanisms, but the security standards-setting process itself, was a good idea?

Should you care how high your Klout score is?

Users are outraged about changes that Klout has made to the way it calculates online influence, and some argue these scores are meaningless. But measuring “reputation rank” is clearly a huge potential market, and Klout is far from the only one interested in doing it.

The Race to Build a PageRank for the Social Web Continues

As the race to build the social version of Google’s PageRank heats up, PeerIndex has added a new data source to its rankings: users can now connect their Quora profiles to the service, which will use their activity at the site as a measure of authority.