Tag Archives: Technology

5 Sinister Tech Patents That Undermine Your Freedom By
(ANTIMEDIA) Patents are governmental grants that legally establish the sole rights of an invention. In modern times, patents on technological advancements are resulting in some dangerous, arguably sinister, consequences on our society,...
Mobile Technology A Lever For Women’s Empowerment By
For Cherie Blair (left), founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, “empowering women and girls to access education isn’t an option, isn’t a nice thing to do, it’s an imperative”. Credit: A.D. McKenzie/IPS PARIS...
The Bitcoin Hype Has Been Spent, So What’s Next? By
The U.S. Marshals Service announced last Monday that it will be auctioning off 50,000 of the bitcoins it seized from the accounts of Ross William Ulbricht. Ulbricht, who operated under the pseudonym the Dread Pirate Roberts, allegedly operated the first iteration of Silk...
Alyssa Milano’s “Hacktivist” Comic Book Delves Into Social Justice, Privacy And Politics By
Out this week is the long-anticipated print edition of the comic book “Hacktivist” by American actress Alyssa Milano, which tells the story of two people who co-founded a fictional social media networking company, and just so happen to also be part of the largest hacking...
Push To Save International Space Station May Represent America’s Failed Priorities In Science By
The International Space Station — the largest man-made object currently in orbit of the planet — was destined to meet its fate in 2020. The budgeted end of the ISS is symbolic of the current fate of NASA. With funding cut to the space agency to levels not seen...
Home Electricity Use In US Falling To 2001 Levels By
NEW YORK (AP) — The average amount of electricity consumed in U.S. homes has fallen to levels last seen more than a decade ago, back when the smartest device in people’s pockets was a Palm pilot and anyone talking about a tablet was probably an archaeologist or...
NYC Train Derailment Airs Queries About Technology By
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — The revelation that a New York City commuter train derailed while barreling into a sharp curve at nearly three times the speed limit is fueling questions about whether automated crash-avoidance technology could have prevented the carnage. Safety officials...
Employers Step In To Prevent Worker Burnout By
LONDON (AP) — Volkswagen turns off some employees’ email 30 minutes after their shifts end. Goldman Sachs is urging junior staff to take weekends off. BMW is planning new rules that will keep workers from being contacted after hours. This surge in corporate beneficence...
Drought Of STEM Graduates May Spell Doom For The American Economy By
Higher education in the United States is in a state of crisis. On the obvious end of the conundrum is the student debt bubble — which at over $1 trillion in outstanding student loans and with a 90-day delinquency rate of over 11 percent — is showing signs of...