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Which of the following is most vulnerable to cybersecurity threats?

Posted October 9, 2017 through October 16, 2017 (356 Votes)
Linux and open source -- there's no unified defense.
4.21%
Windows -- it's still the biggest malware target.
26.40%
The Internet of Things -- manufacturers neglect security.
32.58%
Mobile apps -- there's too little vetting.
6.46%
Social networks -- they're very easily exploited.
12.64%
Email -- too many consumers still fall for phishing gambits.
17.70%


What are the best uses of smart home speakers like Amazon's Echo and Google's Home?

Posted October 2, 2017 through October 9, 2017 (93 Votes)
Answering questions through artificial intelligence software.
35.48%
Streaming music or video content.
34.41%
Managing other smart home technologies, like lights.
15.05%
Maintaining shopping and to do lists.
2.15%
Setting timers, reminders and alarms.
9.68%
Ordering takeout, transportation or products.
1.08%
Communicating with family and friends.
2.15%


How concerned are you that Russia could use Facebook to influence future U.S. elections?

Posted September 25, 2017 through October 2, 2017 (311 Votes)
Very -- its use of Facebook clearly influenced the 2016 election.
27.65%
Very -- its FB use probably didn't affect 2016, but Russia will try harder next time.
4.18%
Somewhat -- but I'm more concerned about Russian interference outside of Facebook.
17.04%
Not much -- Facebook will protect its users from future Russian ploys.
3.22%
Not at all -- Russia's attempts to interfere with U.S. elections are fake news.
35.69%
Not at all -- I hate politics, don't vote, and this issue doesn't concern me.
12.22%


What do you think of Apple's new iPhones?

Posted September 18, 2017 through September 25, 2017 (603 Votes)
I plan to buy an iPhone X.
11.61%
I plan to buy an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus.
2.99%
With the X, the iPhone 8 models already seem inferior.
3.65%
Any of the new iPhones is better than any other phone.
2.49%
No phone is worth $1K to me.
41.13%
I'd never buy an iPhone, regardless of price.
38.14%


How helpful are the credit protection services companies like Equifax offer following a data breach?

Posted September 11, 2017 through September 18, 2017 (130 Votes)
I've used them and they've helped substantially.
0.77%
I've used them and been victimized anyway.
0.00%
I've used them but I don't know if they make a difference.
10.00%
I think they're a good idea but I haven't used them.
7.69%
Companies should offer them routinely -- not just after a breach.
16.15%
They're just a PR ploy to make it seem companies care.
65.38%


Which best describes your opinion of customer service chatbots?

Posted September 4, 2017 through September 11, 2017 (120 Votes)
The convenience they provide to communicate with a website operator is magnificent.
6.67%
They are acceptable only if I can initiate the chat session. I don't like being prompted to chat.
28.33%
I like the concept but the technology is inconsistent and needs further development.
19.17%
Chatbots are impersonal and annoying.
45.83%


Under what payment terms are you most likely to try a new online product or service?

Posted August 28, 2017 through September 4, 2017 (156 Votes)
I will pay upfront if I see value in the product or service offerings, have confidence in the website, and can cancel any time.
16.03%
I will register my payment information in return for a limited-time free trial of all the product or service offerings.
8.33%
I will try the basic features of a product or service on a "freemium" basis, and pay for full functionality later if I like it.
75.64%


What is most important to you when shopping online?

Posted August 21, 2017 through August 28, 2017 (156 Votes)
Obtaining exactly the right product.
37.18%
Finding the lowest price.
23.72%
Fast, free delivery and easy, free returns.
26.92%
Dependable customer service.
4.49%
I shop online only as a last resort.
7.69%


How do you feel about flying on a pilotless plane?

Posted August 14, 2017 through August 21, 2017 (320 Votes)
No way -- if there's a screw-up, you can't just jump out.
22.81%
I'd do it -- flights are pretty much entirely automated anyway.
17.19%
I'm skeptical but open minded, especially if fares would be much less.
12.50%
I would try it if there were *someone* on board to take over in a pinch.
38.12%
It's the wave of the future -- I'm resigned to it.
9.38%


When do you change your mobile carrier?

Posted August 7, 2017 through August 14, 2017 (166 Votes)
Often -- I keep searching for a good one, but so far they're all bad.
4.82%
Regularly -- when I buy a new phone I usually try a new carrier.
0.60%
Occasionally -- whenever the competition offers me a much better deal.
16.27%
Rarely -- I like my current service and plan.
47.59%
Hardly ever -- I don't like my carrier but I have few options.
30.72%


What should U.S. tech companies do about China?

Posted July 31, 2017 through August 7, 2017 (168 Votes)
Transition from using its cheap labor market to more U.S. manufacturing.
36.31%
Enter contracts only if basic U.S. principles are met and rights guaranteed.
16.07%
Make reasonable trade-offs to gradually expand Western influence there.
14.29%
Get out asap -- tensions are building, and China's restrictions are intolerable.
17.26%
Maintain the status quo and keep politics separate from business.
16.07%


How do you feel about shopping for your next new phone?

Posted July 24, 2017 through July 31, 2017 (293 Votes)
I can't wait for the new iPhone.
9.90%
I'm eagerly awaiting the Galaxy Note 8.
7.85%
I enjoy shopping for a great bargain, not necessarily a new model.
17.75%
I dislike the phone shopping experience -- it's too confusing.
3.07%
Phones have become boring -- I wish I could get excited.
23.21%
Switching phones is monumentally inconvenient and annoying.
38.23%


How urgent is the need to provide broadband services for rural U.S. communities?

Posted July 17, 2017 through July 24, 2017 (205 Votes)
It's critical to the entire economy, and everyone should share the cost.
31.22%
If rural residents really want high-speed Internet, they should foot the bill.
8.29%
Internet providers will benefit -- they should build out their own networks.
30.73%
The government should ensure that everyone is connected, but broadband isn't necessary.
9.76%
People who choose to live off the grid do so for a reason -- leave them alone.
11.71%
Providers should improve broadband services in heavily populated areas first.
8.29%


What's your take on summer sales spurred by Amazon's Prime Day?

Posted July 10, 2017 through July 17, 2017 (179 Votes)
Amazon Prime is a great deal, and Prime Day is a good intro.
12.29%
Prime Day deals aren't that great -- it's mostly hype.
41.34%
It's nice to shop for deals without holiday gift-giving pressure.
5.59%
Turning summer into a shopping season is ruining summer.
7.26%
I'm all for competition and lower prices any time of the year.
18.44%
I won't shop at Amazon on Prime Day or on any other day.
15.08%


What's the best way to defend against a future U.S. election cyberattack?

Posted July 3, 2017 through July 10, 2017 (202 Votes)
The government must take the lead, and the tech industry should support its efforts.
18.32%
The government is paralyzed -- the tech industry must take the lead.
17.33%
Tech companies need to develop stronger solutions to combat fake news.
3.96%
Modern voting technologies should be abandoned in favor of paper ballots.
22.77%
Voters should become more informed and less gullible.
18.32%
Politicians should set aside their personal ambitions and unite for the country.
19.31%

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