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President Barack Obama is calling digital security a top priority. To oversee an enhanced security system for the nation’s computer networks, Obama is creating a “cyber czar.” He also is expected to call for a new education campaign to raise public awareness of the challenges and threats related to cyber security. How secure is your hardware?

Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo is giving iPhones to its students, so they can start taking attendance by GPS. This is simply the creepiest use of an iPhone I’ve heard of. Want to catch kids cutting class, yep, there’s an app for that!

The AP is calling Web sensation, Susan Boyle, a massive missed opportunity. Her version of “Memory” from “Cats” has been the most popular YouTube video of the week in the U.S., the U.K., and just about everywhere else. Visible Measures counts its total views at 16.8 million – a pace nearly as rapid as that for “I Dreamed a Dream.” All very cool, but nobody in the online world is cashing in.

If you really want to cash in on your singing talent, SingerExpress.com is a new service that connects singers and producers. It was created by Andree Kaminsky, who represents some of the best studio singers in the world, to help both aspiring and established talent use the power of the Internet to do business together. SingerExpress is pretty cool, you should check it out.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.



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