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'Green News Report' - September 30, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Good news: President Obama creates the world's largest marine sanctuary...

The New Scourge

Robert Slayton | Posted 09.30.2014 | Technology
Robert Slayton

Bias today is not just a cop misusing his power. It's the tech guy down the block, and it's your local bank official.

Apple vs. Google: The Privacy Revolution Rumble

Mark Weinstein | Posted 09.30.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

In the grand scheme of things, a public tiff between Apple and Google emphasizes how important online privacy has become in the eyes of industry titans and the masses their products cater to.

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Julian Assange Fires Back At Google

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

ECUADORIAN SOIL -- A police officer stands just inside the lobby of 3 Hans Crescent, a nondescript apartment building just around the corner from Harr...

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and the Chamber of Climate Liars

Rick Claypool | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Rick Claypool

Bravo to Schmidt for withdrawing Google's membership over ALEC's climate denialist agenda.

Will Brain Wave Technology Eliminate the Need for a Second Language?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.26.2014 | World
Zoltan Istvan

Earlier this year, the first mind-to-mind communication took place. Hooked up to brain wave headsets, a researcher in India projected a thought to a colleague in France, and they understood each other. Telepathy went from the pages of science fiction to reality.

The Cost of Convenience -- Is Apple Pay Evil?

Jamil Bouchareb | Posted 09.26.2014 | Technology
Jamil Bouchareb

Under the cloak of powerful buzzwords like "convenient" and "free", Apple both convinces us that Google's "Don't Be Evil" corporate motto applies to them, too, while spell-binding us into states of diminished privacy in licenses and rights we grant them.

These Teen Girls Are Helping Solve World Hunger, Reminding Us All To Dream Big

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.25.2014 | Teen

Three teen girls from Ireland had an idea, and it was a big one. They believed they had found a way to boost cereal crop yields and could help solve t...

Another Tech Giant Parts Ways With ALEC

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

Another tech giant is parting ways with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Yahoo's withdrawal from the group was confirmed in a stat...

A Shout Heard 'Round the World

Michael Brune | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

After this week, no one ever needs to feel alone in this fight. We are millions of people, all around the world. Together, we have power that even the wealthiest corporations in the world will be unable to resist.

Great Content Marketing & Branding Starts with Stellar Images

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

As we move into the big smartphone era no content will stand out unless you have great visuals. They differentiate your brand and business and drive engagement with today's always on consumers.

The Future of Getting Lost

Mark Fallows | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Fallows

As controllers of technology, individually and collectively, we must balance technological connection with disconnection, have the discipline to lose ourselves in our unconscious minds, and have the focus to listen to our souls.

Google Drops ALEC Because: 'They're Just Literally Lying' About Climate Change

Daniel Souweine | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Daniel Souweine

This is something that the members of the organization I founded, Forecast the Facts, have been demanding for more than a year, so I was delighted to hear Eric Schmidt's announcement. But what made me even happier was Schmidt's explanation for his decision.

The Secret to Winning the Race for Talent: Purpose Is So Much More Than a Paycheck

Karin Volo | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

You've probably heard the term "war on talent." People in human resources have been talking about it for a decade. Well, that time is really here now. However, I'd like to challenge us to change the vocabulary around this. War has such a negative connotation.

Google and Apple Aren't Letting Police Into Your Phone. What Does That Mean in the Fight Against Crime?

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Crime
John Roman, Ph.D.

As technology evolves, the bigger questions are worth considering, because the day when media devices "go dark" and become completely inaccessible to law enforcement may be coming.

Can A Search Engine Make You More Creative?

Fast Company | Rebecca Greenfield | Posted 09.23.2014 | World

Type "beauty" into Google image search, and you'll see endless photos of white models. Search "beauty" in Yossarian, the metaphorical search engine, a...

Future Proofing Your Brand Strategy

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

"The future has already arrived. It's just not evenly distributed yet." William Gibson Future proofing your brand strategy is a constantly moving tar...

Here Are The Most-Googled Brands In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business

Wisconsinites love their PBR and tech giants such as Microsoft, Google and Yahoo reign supreme on the West Coast, at least according to America's Inte...

Talking About Politics on Facebook Seems a Lot Like the Supper Table

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics
Eric Yaverbaum

Facebook is great for what it is. So is "Yo," for that matter. But neither focus on what matters. It's high time that Americans have a way to prioritize policy over gossip. So go ahead. Save America. You can. Unless you'd rather be President?

3 Ways to Plan Digital Afterlife

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Technology
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

Facebook, Google and Twitter all have different policies dealing with your digital afterlife. State laws are emerging in the social media afterlife world. That being said, here are 3 ways to plan your digital afterlife now.

Fighting for Which Future? When Google Met Wikileaks

Karine Nahon | Posted 09.19.2014 | Technology
Karine Nahon

Despite their conflicting views on various issues, Julian Assange and Eric Schmidt share a blind adoration of technology and the belief that technological solutions will cure society of its ills and woes, of rampant inequality in different contexts and the brutal denial of various rights.

I Deleted U2's 'Songs of Innocence' Album Only to Find It Implanted in My Brain!

Kipp Friedman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

After a sleepless night with U2 songs ringing in my ears, not knowing what to do, I contacted Apple customer service. But when I mentioned the phenomenon, they were not helpful, instead directing me to their website.

A Powerful New Tool to Help Track Deforestation

Andrew Dudley | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Andrew Dudley

A remarkable achievement in computing power and one that for the first time, brought to life a historical time-lapse of the Earth's surface.

Art Versus Tech in San Francisco

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 09.17.2014 | San Francisco
Stephen Tanenbaum

Art and tech are not in competition with each other. The art market stands at a momentous turning point. Thanks to e-commerce and social media, the old isolated gallery world no longer dictates an artist's success.

I'm Quitting Google in 10 Days: In Search of Me, Myself and I

Michael Peggs | Posted 09.16.2014 | Technology
Michael Peggs

What I know now is that you'll never reach your potential until you assume some level of risk. It doesn't have to be your job, but leave something behind starting today. Stop holding on to what's good enough and make room for what's great.