Author Archives: John

Testing.

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Pushing Back.

Dark Mail (as profiled) is an earnest effort to circumvent NSA-snooping (in the post-Snowden era) whereas privacy concerns are paramount (despite the unfortunate overall degrees of global, public apathy / indifference, etc.) In sum, civil societies rise and fall based … Continue reading

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Rushed Judgment.

The UN Commission for Human Rights has stated an obvious (but nevertheless worthy of being stated point) “more needed to be done to ensure that surveillance was balanced against its harm to personal privacy.” A good question now (amongst many): … Continue reading

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Corporate (In)sensitivity…

Redmond’s latest and greatest PR-stumble? Or, just the (real) ‘State of Corporate America?’ You decide. (Source) Microsoft: http://goo.gl/drzacZ

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RIFF-ed.

While the firm has been largely immune to one of the High Tech Industries’ underpinning, Redmond’s announcement of an 18,000 job cut (while in all probability something that’ll be hailed by analysts) will certainly have a real impact on countless … Continue reading

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Cyborg Morality?

According to the enclosed report, contemporary society is currently ill-prepared to deal with the ‘moral hazards and legal conundrums’ of humanities’ (projected) robot-filled future (which if the advent of Social Networking and subsequent implications are any indication) could very well … Continue reading

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Urban Oar?

Sport-Utility Vessel. Yes, that’s correct, it’s also an amphibious boat. (Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/ZkFFyL

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Pick One

Apple & IBM’s (announced) alliance is: a) Success b) Selling Out c) Spin d) Unknown e) All (Source) Computer World: http://goo.gl/tPGbGo

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A Big Plus.

Disney (utilizing Kinect) outside of (strictly for the purpose of) Microsoft’s Xbox could be a big groundswell towards other applications of Redmond’s device thereby continuing to push the envelop of Virtual Reality (development / ubiquity). (Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/5qUClA

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Congrats Germany!

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