I have written before that it’s important to choose a strong password for your online activities, because most passwords can be easily broken. Now the prevailing wisdom is that we all need not one, but two passwords to increase your online security. My firm’s remote access application uses two passwords, and it works pretty well.

As I have mentioned here before, one of the most interesting new directions in the future of search is personalization, where a search utility customizes the results to fit your individual needs. The more personalized, however, the more personal information that needs to be provided by the searcher. This article examines the tradeoffs involved.