It’s often easy to lump in Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon into the same pot. After all, they’re all big tech companies that focus on innovation, bring addictive gadgets, services, or both to consumers, and make tons of money off of our desires for the latest and greatest. They’re all evil to some extent,… Continue reading Apple attacks Google and Facebook. They have a point.
Getting a ticket for speeding is a fear that most drivers face every day. For 16 percent of drivers this year, that fear will become a reality. Of those, only 5 percent of people will not contest their ticket, costing them an average of 150 dollars. While many drivers do get pulled over for speeding,… Continue reading “The Man” vs. machine
SOPA was a black eye for the US government. Nothing in the last few decades can compare to the complete turnaround Washington DC had to make once the people of the internet and websites across the web made their opposition to the bill known back in January, 2012. Now, the politicians and other entities have… Continue reading If you’re not afraid of #CISPA, you’re not really paying attention
Put your tin foil hats on. It’s conspiracy theory time. Since 2010, Google has been tracking and releasing their bi-yearly Transparency Report. In it, they give details about the number of requests various governments make to the search giant for personal information. On the surface, this seems to be an excellent way for Google to… Continue reading Is Google in cahoots with the government to hide the depths of privacy infringement?
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) have been working on the Legged Squad Support System (LS3) for years. This creepy, “thinking” robot is designed to help troops carry equipment on terrain that is normally not suitable for vehicles. The latest advancements are demonstrated below, showing improved maneuverability,… Continue reading DARPA’s LS3 robot advances maneuverability, still extremely creepy
There is no longer a need to argue that governments, the US government in particular, have been attempting to gain information about individuals through official requests to internet companies such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter. As the internet and social media continue to expand and the amount of information people willingly and unwillingly put only… Continue reading Google transparency report shows that Big Brother is quickly becoming a reality
Next Generation Identification. NGI. These three words and three letters are the most dangerous move the US Government has ever planned since Prohibition. It’s bigger than SOPA. It’s bigger than any privacy, detention, or body scanning debacle that the government has rolled out, and there have been plenty of them the last few years. The… Continue reading Why the FBI facial recognition plan should terrify us all
You won’t hear much about it until after November, but regardless of which way the US government races go there is a good chance that a bill will be introduced to add a tax to broadband internet services. The FCC has been eying the prospects of adding more clout to their Connect America Fund, an… Continue reading After the election, expect internet services to be taxed
Many of the problems that face the world currently have been solved through technology. Food can be grown, raised, processed, packaged, and shipped in efficient ways. Medicine has extended life and cured most diseases that once killed the masses. We can communicate with people anywhere in the world, travel to nearly any place in the… Continue reading Population poses problems technology can’t fix
The Tea Party movement was intended for Americans to harken to the revolutions of the past when tyranny and taxation reigned over the colonies. The #OccupyWallStreet movement drew awareness to the tremendous gaps between the “haves” and the “have nots” with a call for a more sensible distribution of wealth. Both have supporters and detractors… Continue reading The SOPA blackout is the most American thing we’ve done all day