Category Archives: technology

Is anyone else amused that sharks are eating the Internet?

All this time I thought that human hubris would bring down the Internet eventually, but alas, it’s being consumed by something much cooler: sharks. Sharks are eating the undersea cables that connect our modern world. There are a lot of … Continue reading

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Exploring the true meanings of public information and private information

This was a thought-provoking article from a Medium writer on the true meaning of public information. What does it all mean anymore? “A stranger could park a drone with a webcam outside your window and live-stream video footage from inside … Continue reading

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Cornell ethics board did not pre-approve Facebook’s manipulative “mood study” Cornell University did not pre-approve a study that Facebook did, in which it manipulated user’s news feeds to see how showing them mostly positive or mostly negative posts affected the … Continue reading

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The NSA Could Actually Spy on More Phone Calls Under Reform Bill A bill meant to regulate NSA’s eavesdropping could actually end up expanding it’s reach.

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“Smart Pills” monitor health in computer from your insides

Take a pill, monitor your health On your iPad? The pills have little microchips in them. Call me crazy, but to monitor your health, use the computer that comes with our bodies, the one we all have up in our … Continue reading

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Golden rice in Texas? Evaluating genetically engineered rice-by-design

Golden Rice is a saffron-colored bioengineered rice that a lot of people are trying to make a case for. Greenpeace doesn’t support golden rice. Proponents of the non-GMO movement don’t like the idea of altering food in any way, shape … Continue reading

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Cell phones and the 4th Amendment

“On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will consider whether law enforcement officers during an arrest may search the contents of a person’s mobile phone without a warrant. The court should recognize that new technologies do not alter basic Fourth Amendment principles, … Continue reading

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Net neutrality gone, and it’s up to people to talk back

“The Devil will be in the details” of the new FCC rules. Once a long-neutral arena where ownership didn’t apply any more than a boat out at sea applied to a certain country because it was in international waters, the … Continue reading

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Drones for the people: drones also can make art and do good

  Facebook wants to use drones to sustain itself, so it bought a tiny drone company, saying that it wants to help make Internet available to the 2/3 of the population that doesn’t have it yet. Now Google has bought … Continue reading

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Program helps indie app developers

Got an app you’re working on or know someone who is? This company has a wonderful program to help turn well formulated apps into thriving small businesses. They screen for new apps, and by competitive selection, showcase them in Entrepreneur … Continue reading

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