If Bradley Manning can be charged with "aiding the enemy" for leaking evidence of war crimes to the public, is it a big jump for the spies to electronically monitor the 70,000 of us who've signed a petition saying that Manning is a hero?
Be warned: When you put a pair of these glasses on your gaze may be revealing more about you than you may realize -- and advertisers will soon pay a hefty premium to gain access your eyes.
By taking an integrated approach to computer programming, all students will learn to write code before they graduate. At Beaver, innovation is not a buzzword - it's part of our institutional DNA.
Whatever the actual specifics, the NSA controversy itself threatens to undermine netizens' confidence in the integrity of their online communications and trust in our government.
Oliver Wasow is an artist who directs our gaze. Using vernacular photographs or unique images he has fabricated in his studio, he creates a filter through which we look. By categorizing found photographs, he much like a movie editor, directs in a subtle way a narrative story for the observer.
Ethan Stock lived the Silicon Valley dream. He had recently sold his company to eBay and emanated the tanned skin and relaxed composure you'd expect of someone who just cashed a big corporate check. But I was surprised by what he said next. "Mediocrity is worse than failure, you know?"
As consumers migrate from screen to screen and shift from smartphone to tablet to phablet, there is a growing desire for mobile to provide access to useful, relevant information and services more tailored to their needs.
Tesla's repayment of a Department of Energy loan nine years ahead of schedule is welcome news and another indication that use of electric vehicles is growing -- both here and around the globe.
With today's easy access to technology and knowledge, DIY scientists are popping up all over the United States. The fringes of scientific exploration have shifted out of the white towers of university labs and into neighborhood garages and basements. But with this come risks.
An exhaustive 2008 academic study of polling in the years after 9/11 can help make sense of what might be seen as confused public opinion today on privacy and government surveillance. It also suggests concerns about surveillance may be underreported as some people particularly sensitive about privacy might not take surveys.
Almost immediately, the press invoked George Orwell to characterize the drama unfolding around Edward Snowden's revelation of the NSA's digitally omniscient domestic surveillance program. It should have been Aldous Huxley.
These are questions we ask every single day, and I will continue to ask questions to challenge the status quo. Because I know that above it all, it is the questions - not necessarily the answers - that drive our progress and reveal the real opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math.
It's one thing to work in the comfort of your residence with its oh-so-easy commute, but so much work today is done on the road -- and technology has gone along for the ride.
Never has there been a bigger "Scr__ You" to American workers and manufacturing than tax-avoider Apple's tag line on all of its national advertising: "Designed by Apple in California"
On May 26 alone, there were more than 2.3 million TV-related tweets. That included over 600,000 for that night's NBA game, 230,000 for The Bachelorette and nearly 58,000 for Arrested Development. And that's just the tip of the social TV iceberg.
Last week, the newest frontier in mobility and application development dawned: the "iCar." During its annual World Wide Developer's Conference (WWDC), Apple announced plans to bring the iOS experience in 2014 to at least 12 different car markers.
Your Facebook 'Like' is worth $174.17. That's the average value social media specialists Syncapse places on each fan of a brand's Facebook page. If you think that's surprising, you're not alone. If you're overjoyed, don't mentally cash a dividend check just yet: That payout doesn't come for free.
Now that a major leak has blown the cover off that story and exposed a massive data mining operation by the NSA, will congressional leaders and U.S. Attorney Machen demand justice and rush to convene a grand jury?
If big data can be used to spy, it can be used to reveal. If it can be used to subjugate, it can be used to liberate. Figuring out those functions is the urgent duty of everyone in tech, and they will have a great impact on how pervasive technology comes to finally be used.