Twitter pioneer and Dude Where's My Car star (there's an odd combination) Ashton Kutcher's Twitter account was apparently hacked at the TED conference yesterday. The first message to appear was "Ashton, you've been Punk'd. This account is not secure. Dude, where's my SSL?" That refers to Secure Sockets Layer, which is a security protocol that Twitter doesn't have but that a lot of people think it should. There's speculation that the hack must have come from someone at the conference using the same massive wi-fi network.

Meanwhile in other parts of the world, people have real problems. Always good to keep in mind.

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