Many Americans who learned about a major breakdown in Internet security have been trying to protect themselves, according to survey by the Pew Research Center. The findings provide a gauge on how people have responded to the "Heartbleed" bug, a flaw in a key piece of security technology used by more than 500,000 websites that had been exposing online passwords and other sensitive data. Security specialists recommended that Web surfers change their online passwords as a precaution. That advice apparently resonated among those who read about the Heartbleed risks. Passwords were changed or online accounts were closed by 39 percent of Internet users in Pew's telephone survey. But 36 percent in the survey hadn't heard about Heartbleed.
— Associated Press
THE WEEK THAT WAS
WINNER: In-state travelers
Megabus will offer express service from downtown Tampa to Orlando and Miami on Wi-Fi-equipped double-decker buses.
LOSER: Bars, restaurants
A nationwide shortage of limes is creating problems for them as prices have jumped from about $25 a case to about $120.