Australia's data retention legislation, mandating ISPs and Telcos to retain customer usage metadata, has gone live across the country. Hot on the heels of the Snowden NSA revelations, torrent-related legal action and streaming providers popping up left right and centre, the Australian public is now centre stage in the piracy bounty hunt.
We’ve all heard about those Tinder horror stories where men ruthlessly spam women unwanted attention. Now there’s Bumble—an app that may circumvent Tinder’s problematic patriarchy by letting ladies take the lead.
Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa have formed an unlikely alliance with the hopes of challenging the preeminence of the Western World. Though they may share in a mutual aspiration, their ambitions are exclusively individual.
Trapped under a dying ice cap is about 13% of the world’s remaining untapped fossil fuel, valued at $17.2 trillion. To put this in perspective, this mountain range is worth about as much as the entire US economy. Who can lay claim to the massive wealth becoming more accessible with each unnaturally warm day?
California is the most recent state pass a physician-assisted suicide bill, potentially joining the ranks of Vermont, Washington, Oregon, and Montana. The legislature will pass on to Governor Jerry Brown, who could vastly increase access to euthanasia options in making the act law.
I have a bad habit of aggressively stalking everyone's facebook profile whenever I join a new acting group. Time and time again, I find myself wondering same thing: Where are all the other Asian actors?
“I’m hoping this dies down. I don’t want my entire senior year to be like this,” said 17 year old Lila Perry, after nearly 100 of her high school classmates walked out of class this past Monday to protest her use of the girls’ bathroom and locker rooms.
OpNom for short, intends to eventually supplement crew nutritional needs, with specific aims towards reusability, recycling of materials, as well as study the unique psychological benefits of eating, living with, and growing vegetables in space.
After much furor over the collection of user data, Microsoft have defied critics and taken their tracking mechanism found in the new Windows 10 OS and pushed a similar patch out to existing Windows 7 and Windows 8 installs as part of Windows Updates.
After facing criticism that the loosely affiliated Black Lives Matter groups did not have a cogent platform, BLM activists organized under Campaign Zero responded today by releasing an actionable political platform.
The same people who went crazy over Palin are now lined up behind Trump. The monster the GOP designed and bred from a test-tube has now broken out of the lab, is rampaging along the countryside, and it wants to kill its master.
The RSC’s most recent Othello turned traditionalists’ heads as the company’s first production to have a black Iago. But the true impact of Iqbal Khan’s awe-inspiring vision lies in its fiercely isolating emotional divide (and this time, it’s not just Othello who’s feeling blue).
The internet is a natural ally for activists. It allows them to connect and coordinate, and lately, it has made it possible to “get the word out” about abuses and to hold those responsible to account. Nothing is all upside however. There can be a hollowness to online interaction.
Tensions are rising in the global economy as China’s currency plummets further and further below the pound, the US Dollar, and the Euro. With the Renminbi in a devastating free fall, we could be facing a worldwide recession with a worse punch than 2008.
Now the world's most valuable company, Apple Inc. looks to be on top of the world. With over 2 decades of runaway success, Apple continues to defy critics and outperform the market. Sudden business success has occurred countless times in technology but according to history, stagnation is inevitable When will it finally be Apple's time to plateau?
There is a trend in our society of making an example of people. The high profile cases of Aaron Swartz, Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and others. Ruination calculated for their chilling effects. A chilling effect is the fear that dissuades further action.
Rajiv Joseph's latest work wrestles with a dark myth looming over the construction of the beautiful Taj Mahal. Despite being set centuries in the past, Guards at the Taj oftentimes seems like it's a play about the present.
In the last month more reports have emerged on the vulnerability of smart phone devices and the data contained on them, how that data is monitored, by which agencies, in a scope that keeps expanding in proportion to civil rights disappearing.
Today, we stand at a new frontier: wireless electricity transfer. Given the momentum of increasing wireless bandwidth and less cables required as a result, the last component of electrical hardware requiring wireless ability is the electricity required for them to operate. Being able to walk into your home and have your smartphone immediately begin recharging its batteries in your pocket may be a soon-to-be reality.
Possessing over 16.5% of the global GDP, China is not only a world economic powerhouse, but also a sheltered, stubborn society where superstitions and pseudoscience run amok. Contrary to popular belief with improvements of higher education and economic growth—which would lead one to assume that superstitious traditions and practices would eventually fade away—pseudoscience is gaining incredible momentum in China.
In highly competitive markets, managers can be more inclined to keep staff on who aren't high on moral principles but high on their sales tally. If all your competitors are doing the same, wouldn't you? Is it better to be a sheep or stick to a moral code and fall behind? When peoples' livelihoods, mortgages and children's college funds are on the line, a moral code often takes a lower priority compared to the interests of shareholders and management's values.