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Democrats Need to Stop Dragging Feet On Email Privacy Reform

Sam Tracy | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Sam Tracy

President Obama has still not responded to the 100,000+ Americans who signed the We the People petition demanding ECPA reform (it's been 152 days -- for comparison, a petition to build a Death Star got a response within 29 days.).

European High Court Delivers Blow To Google

The New York Times | JAMES KANTER | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology

The highest court in the European Union decided on Tuesday that Google must grant users of its search engine a right to delete links about themselves ...

Why We Should Care About Changes In The Pharmaceutical Industry

Michael Hodin | Posted 07.13.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The pharmaceutical sector is still struggling to find an operating model that will work in the 21st century. The shocking news of GlaxoSmithKline's sale of its cancer-drug business to Novartis -- and the many recent huge deals like it -- are the most recent evidence.

Court Rules We Should Have A Say In What Comes Up When We're Googled

AP | By TOBY STERLING | Posted 07.13.2014 | Technology

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Europe's highest court Tuesday gave people the means to scrub their reputations online, issuing a landmark ruling that experts say ...

Google Apps for Education Behind the Screens

Sue Scheff | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

We should commend Google for their apparent change of heart on the commercialization of our kids. But lingering questions still exist, especially those raised by privacy experts: what took Google so long and what is going to happen with the data Google has been collecting for the past seven years?

Leaked Photos Give Us A First Look At The New Gmail

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.12.2014 | Technology

Google is rumored to be testing a redesign of Gmail, and tech site Geek.com says it gotten its hands on a leaked version of how it might look. In o...

Climate Change This Week: US Climate Report Card, Climate Action Day and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.10.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Crisis on the Internet: Is Everybody the Bad Guy?

Eric Mink | Posted 07.09.2014 | Media
Eric Mink

Next week, the FCC plans to propose new rules that its chairman claims will preserve the Internet as a free, fair and open communications medium for all. It seems far more likely that the rules will radically distort the medium by tilting Internet functioning even further in favor of the giant technology players.

The Case For Napping On The Job

Liz Wilkes | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Wilkes

Since "sleeping on the job" has long been associated with laziness, I was terrified of being discovered. But because my afternoon naps had such an obvious positive effect on my ability to function in the later hours of the day, I made every effort to sneak them in.

Basically Every Internet Firm Signs Letter Against FCC's Net Neutrality Plan

Reuters | Alina Selyukh | Posted 07.07.2014 | Technology

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 100 technology companies, including Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Amazon....

Forget Google, Memorize Poems

Peter W. Wood | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Peter W. Wood

Choosing a poem to memorize is a bit like choosing to a get a tattoo. Both involve ink, and the results are close to permanent, so it is a good idea to choose carefully.

Google Maps Gets Even Better (Especially For City Dwellers)

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Technology

Google unveiled a big update to its Google Maps app Tuesday, with features that will now let you book a Uber car right from the app, check public tran...

Get Ready: The Netflix Election Is Coming

Sean Donahue | Posted 07.07.2014 | Media
Sean Donahue

Content is just one factor in a broader set of opportunities and challenges facing 2016 presidential campaigns. But delivery and consumption behaviors are changing by the hour. Visual rules the day.

Know Everyone in the Room Instantly: How SocialRadar Is Disrupting Networking

Ondi Timoner | Posted 07.06.2014 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

Imagine being able to walk into a room and your phone will, "Tell you about how you are connected to those people around you and how they [are] relevant to you."

How Google Earth Led to the Discovery of a Long-Lost Forest

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

The age of exploration is usually said to have ended in the late 1600s, when European settlements had been established on most of the world's continents and the search for new trade routes was pretty much over. But that doesn't mean the globe was fully mapped, not by a long ways.

Emails Show Google Cooperated With The NSA For Years

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Technology

If Google wasn't cooperating with the National Security Agency's spying program, as the company has vehemently claimed again and again, why were the g...

REPORT: Emails Show Google Got Cozy With NSA

Al Jazeera America | Jason Leopold | Posted 05.06.2014 | Technology

Email exchanges between National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander and Google executives Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt suggest a far cozier...

10 Reasons You Need a Digital You

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Joanne Tombrakos

The reality is, no matter who you are, business professional to entrepreneur, CEO to salesperson, your digital you opens doors, creates new connections and keeps you marketable and relevant. It deserves your time.

AOL, Yahoo, YouTube Each Take Unique Road to Video

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

It used to be, video was one thing -- video. But as the worlds of television and Web hurtle toward their now seemingly inevitable convergence, a num...

The Premature Death of Twitter

Noah Mallin | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Noah Mallin

Twitter is sizable and the users who love it really, really love it. It's unlikely to wither on the vine or disappear, provided Twitter itself doesn't get lured by Wall Street's siren call into making major changes that alter the essential real-time information sharing ecosystem it dominates.

Transhumanists and Libertarians Have Much in Common

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Libertarianism and transhumanism have too many deep philosophical principles in common to not grow and evolve together. The all-important role of personal freedom makes the two ideologies a natural fit for one another.

The Claustrophobic Digital Village

Steven Strauss | Posted 07.03.2014 | Technology
Steven Strauss

Privacy in the future will resemble that in a small village. As with any small community, dissent from the prevailing conventional wisdom will be easy to spot and punish. Welcome to the world of social conformity enforced by hashtags.

How About That Booty Call On LinkedIn?

Dayna Steele | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology
Dayna Steele

The whole point of social media is to be, well, social. However, just as you would watch how you behave in person in the office or at a company event, you should do the same online.

Climate Change This Week: Hot Action, Forest Drones, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures May 1, 2014 How unusua...

The Big Data Craze Is Just as Qualitative as It Is Quantitative

Sean Donahue | Posted 07.01.2014 | Media
Sean Donahue

For brands, political campaigns and advocacy organizations that aim to have data-driven conversations with audiences, it will be more important than ever to apply qualitative logic and human reasoning to online analytical models.