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): is it too late to turn-back the tide against mass surveillance?
(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/lfDd5O
Redmond’s latest and greatest PR-stumble? Or, just the (real) ‘State of Corporate America?’ You decide.
(Source) Microsoft: http://goo.gl/drzacZ
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 individuals… even with the Nokia redundancy that’s reported the largest percentage of this announced number.
(Source) LA Times: http://goo.gl/D4sdBk
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 be an accurate prediction.
(Source) Wired: http://goo.gl/cTvghT
Sport-Utility Vessel. Yes, that’s correct, it’s also an amphibious boat.
(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/ZkFFyL
Apple & IBM’s (announced) alliance is:
b) Selling Out
(Source) Computer World: http://goo.gl/tPGbGo
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
As if the (US) tech-job market wasn’t challenging enough, competing with kid-prodigy, programmers (who are able to land high-profile internships with some of Silicon Valley’s hottest firms) just made it even more of a challenge.
(Source) Bloomberg Business Week: http://goo.gl/Ef9V8x