Close to 72% of the voters in the United Kingdom took part in yesterday’s historical referendum, with 52% of them voting to leave the European Union. The consequences of this decision will be enormous and far-reaching, which is why it’s a bit worrisome that Google Search queries like “what happens if we leave the EU” and “what is the… Continue reading What does Google Search tell us about Brexit?
Apple’s leadership stands behind the company’s decision to fight against the government’s demands to break the iPhone’s encryption, and it looks like many of the company’s employees do to. In the event that Apple loses its legal battle with the FBI and is forced to break the iPhone’s encryption, several of the company’s employees have made… Continue reading Many of Apple’s engineers would rather quit than assist the FBI
When Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, decided to do a Reddit AMA on Wednesday, one of the most popular questions that was asked was where he stood in Apple’s ongoing legal battle with the FBI regarding encryption, and he didn’t shy away from it. Despite no longer having an active role at Apple, Wozniak… Continue reading Steve Wozniak stands behind Apple in the encryption debate
Ever since Apple refused to assist the FBI in breaking through the iPhone’s encryption last month, the United States has been engaged in an unprecedented debate about privacy and security, and numerous high-profile people from both the government and the technology industry have come forward to express their opinions on the matter. One person who has been… Continue reading Obama has finally spoken out about the encryption debate
China’s thirteenth Five Year Plan since 1953 was unveiled on Saturday, and it’s all about the internet and technology. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Five Year Plans are a series of regularly implemented initiatives that are designed to help develop China both economically and socially. This time around, China wants to focus on expanding… Continue reading China’s next Five Year Plan is all about the internet and technology
One like doesn’t equal one prayer, no matter how many times people spam that crap on Facebook, but what if one like equaled one vote? FiveThirtyEight decided to answer that question by counting how many likes each presidential primary candidate has generated on Facebook, and then using those numbers to determine how popular each of them… Continue reading What if Facebook likes determined who would be president?
Last October, the European Court of Justice ruled that the Safe Harbor laws that allowed companies to transfer user data between the European Union and United States with ease were invalid, which was a potentially massive blow to American technology companies. Fortunately, the European Commission announced on Tuesday that some Safe Harbor 2.0 laws have been agreed upon… Continue reading America and Europe have reached a new Safe Harbor agreement
Regardless of the political party they belong to, presidential candidates will say just about anything to get themselves elected, and it can be difficult for voters to sift through all the lies and misinformation in order to find the truth. That’s why Google has developed an experimental search feature that provides voters with real-time updates on what each candidates says and… Continue reading Google wants to help voters fact check presidential candidates
For someone who touts himself as a paragon of capitalism, Donald Trump seems all too willing to trample on the free market whenever it suits his needs. During a speech at Liberty University in Virginia on Monday, he promised to “get Apple to build their damn computers in this country instead of other countries,” in the event that he won… Continue reading Trump wants to force Apple to manufacture its products in America
Cybersecurity is easily one of the biggest sources of tension between China and the United States, and it’s one that the two nations have slowly started to address. A few weeks ago, the two nations reached their first-ever high-level cybersecurity agreement, albeit one of little substance, in which they essentially promised to start working towards cooperation… Continue reading America and China are working towards cybersecurity cooperation