CNET News Daily Podcast: In hot water over cybersecurity

CNET News discusses why Uncle Sam is under renewed criticism over cybersecurity, whether Apple got it right with latest iPhone patch, and to what Mozilla pleas mea culpa.

When President Bush signed the bill creating the Department of Homeland Security in 2002, he said, "the department will be charged with encouraging research on new technologies that can detect these threats in time to prevent an attack." What have we got to show for that? CNET News' Declan McCullagh explains why Homeland Security is under renewed criticism for its track record--or lack thereof--when it comes to cybersecurity.

In the aftermath of a software patch from Apple to fix lingering glitches in the latest version of the iPhone, CNET puts the product through its paces, and CNET Reviews' Kent German offers up the verdict.

Also discussed: Mozilla's Mitchell Baker says the open-source developer made a "giant error" in putting the wrong content into the end-user license agreement of a Firefox beta test version.


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Today's stories:

One big thing Zune did right

Critics: Homeland Security unprepared for cyberthreats

Windows 7 said to hit milestone

Mozilla: Firefox license in Ubuntu was 'giant error'

Apple gaining North American notebook share

Has the iPhone 2.1 software update delivered?

 

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