>James Clapper, the US director of national intelligence, told lawmakers Tuesday that governments across the globe are likely to employ the Internet of Things as a spy tool, which will add to global instability already being caused by infectious disease, hunger, climate change, and artificial intelligence. >"Smart devices incorporated into the electric grid, vehicles—including autonomous vehicles—and household appliances are improving efficiency, energy conservation, and convenience. However, security industry... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I think it's ironic that this is a much bigger story in the right wing clickbait press than it is on libertarian sites like reason.com or on the usual liberal blogroll where they freak out every time Edward Snowden confirms what Clapper says.
I hate Facebook as much as the next guy, but comparing its development initiatives to that of an imperial power? Maybe I could give that some credence if it, y'know, had an army or a navy.
Facebook is a great boogeyman in many respects, upon which all sorts of causes routinely heave criticism, but the analysis in this article is slipshod. Search for the examples of how Super Mario World and even Wikipedia are colonialist. The former is just ridiculous; the latter... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
As an Indian citizen I find this infuriating and I am appalled my Gov. hasn't served a legal notice to facebook's establishments in India for disrespecting our national idols which is mind you a capital crime in India punishable on the same level as treason.
If not else i know one of the fringe nationalist groups would beat up and ransack facebook's employees and establishments on our soil respectively and that'd be justice served.
Yes, it's a shitty article. It never even connects the facts it presents with actual reasons why Facebook's Free Basic is imperialism. Not to mention there are many holes in logic and presentation. For example: > In the global context of today’s digital knowledge economies, these digital absences are likely to have very material effects and consequences.” No, further elaboration was given as to how these "very material effects and consequences" take form. It even uses the weasel word "likely" because the author... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
> For the travelling executive in need of intimacy or the long-distance couple seeking to let off steam, relief will be found in hi-tech goo. With a few judicious squirts of a bio-gel containing billions of nanobots and a wi-fi connection, mutual orgasm is reached via a layer of shape-shifting ectoplasm.
> Of course, the partners at each end of the gel-based romp will only be with each other as the result of a DNA analysis which helpfully narrowed down their choice of a compatible mate to a dozen-strong shortlist. The... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
http://news.yahoo.com/rabid-bats-kill-12-children-peru-141425919.html >Lima (AFP) - At least 12 indigenous children in Peru have died from rabies after being bitten by blood-sucking bats, which locals at first blamed on witchcraft, health officials said.
>The children aged between eight and 15 died between September and February in two indigenous communities in the Amazon region of Loreto, regional health official Hermann Silva said. "From the symptoms and medical reports it was determined that the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Harry Potter is back for another round of magic, struggles with the darkness and parents. >This time, Harry's the dad, struggling with his own son. >The eighth installment of the Harry Potter series, the two-part play, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," will be published as a book this summer, author J.K Rowling announced on her Pottermore website Wednesday.
>Zimbabwe is seeking $1.5bn (£1bn) in food aid to avoid mass starvation in the country. As the drought worsens, nearly a quarter of the population in the landlocked southern African nation face the risk of starving to death.
From the country once known as the breadbasket of Africa
>As tensions in Germany continue to rise over the refugee crisis, a left-wing group in Berlin has launched a massive campaign urging residents to overcome the “dark side” and embrace new arrivals >Six hundred giant billboards are expected to go up across the country, and 20,000 stickers and 45,000 postcards will be distributed as part of a campaign launched by a left-wing group called Show Your Face! For an Open Germany. https://www.rt.com/news/332203-germany-refugee-billboards-merkel/
>>22654 Oil is still there, both states will come online if the price gets that high again. Saudis are still being buttfucked by their own desperation. I can't wait until that entire Arabian Peninsula becomes a giant cashless humanitarian crisis.
Having been recently laid off from job in the coal mining and energy field, I contacted my retirement provider (along with a couple hundred others recently laid off). Some of the people send in their requests nearly 5 months ago for something that should have taken 2-3 weeks (max one month) as stated by the bank itself!
So, needless to say, I faxed all the proper docs and "verification" bullshit requested. Five phone calls will be placed between then and today's date. Today makes six.
Fast forward 118 days (today, 2/11). I called Prudential for the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Dr. Christian Mootson, a recent graduate of QUT had been volunteering as a doctor in Syria. On the 9th of February, he was gunned down by the so called Islamic State, for his work in campaigning the legalization of same-sex marriage in Australia. This tragedy happened just days after ISIS killed 4 homosexual men, who were caught having bareback anal sex in Raqqa.
Dr. Mootson had been in Syria for just 2 weeks, and was scheduled to return home for his mother’s birthday on the 16th. His brother has been contacted and said in an interview “Chris was a humanitarian... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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