Avira: 25% of PC users disable antivirus software A new survey from German antivirus and computer security firm Avira finds that about one in four PC users admit to turning off virus protection on their PCs because they thought the programs were slowing down their computers. Furthermore, more than three out of five (62.8 percent) have tried multiple computer security products in the span of a year on the same computer... Yahoo

Not really 'made in China' One widely touted solution for current U.S. economic woes is for America to come up with more of the high-tech gadgets that the rest of the world craves. Yet two academic researchers estimate that Apple Inc.'s iPhone---one of the best-selling U.S. technology products---actually added $1.9 billion to the U.S. trade deficit with China last year. WSJ

Google, CT headed for showdown over Street View As the hours tick away before the close of business today, it appears Google is not going to comply with a demand from the State of Connecticut for the data gathered through its Street View project. Google technically has until 5 p.m. ET today to turn over the payload data it says it inadvertently gathered, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. CNET

Leaving Mozilla, starting Massive Health Firefox is a project you never want to leave, and Mozilla is a company of which dreams are made. No matter where I travel in the world---from Rome to Tokyo---there are engaged Mozillian communities that immediately whirlwind me to a local pub to talk shop. I've been extremely lucky to participate in the world's flagship open-source movement. Aza Raskin's blog

How to pronounce ASUS (video) A-suh-ss? Ah-sue-ss? As-ses? Nope, all wrong. We've been informed by ASUS that its head honcho has recently set a new rule in an attempt to rid our frustration, so what used to be "Ah-seuss" is now "A-seuss" (or "Eh-SUS" according to Taiwanese phonetics, as pictured). Engadget