(By Caitlin Dewey) Facebook’s explosive study on user feelings and the newsfeed reads like something straight out of a bad sci-fi movie. There’s “emotional contagion.” Dire ethical qualms. The cold, thoughtless manipulation of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable humans by the oppressive Facebook machine.
It’s terrifying, right? Overwhelming? Confusing, even? But fortunately, rather than let . . . → Read More: The creepy Facebook experiment
When the Curiosity rover set out last July on its much-anticipated drive to the Mars mission’s ultimate destination — the three-mile-high science prize called Mount Sharp — everyone knew the going might get rough. The terrain ahead was more rugged than anything experienced before, and the winter nighttime temperatures regularly plunged to 120 . . . → Read More: Mars Curiosity Rover heads for the promised land
GOOGLE are set to revolutionise the motor industry with the launch of a driverless car that has no steering wheel, gear stick or pedals.
The smart car uses lasers, sensors, cameras and mapping software to chauffeur you to your destination, avoiding crashes along the way.
. . . → Read More: Revolutionizing the car industry, Google does it best
By Dr Umar Saif
For many citizens of Pakistan, interacting with the government for even the most basic facilities, such as obtaining a domicile, registering a property or acquiring a driving licencebecomes a difficult process fraught with uncertainty, corruption and bribery. The rigidity of government processes and lack of . . . → Read More: Technology for the betterment of society
China will give a cyber security review to keep national security and protect public interest, the State Internet Information Office said on Thursday.
The review will target IT products, services and suppliers of information systems related to national security and public interest, according to a statment from the office.
. . . → Read More: All tech products in china to clear security review first
Journalist Glenn Greenwald released a bunch of new documents from “the Snowden archive” today to coincide with the publication of his book No Place To Hide. Those documents include a presentation from Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) about obtaining user data from Facebook.
The presentation is titled, “Exploiting Facebook traffic in . . . → Read More: Facebook data insecure – Snowden
For 23 years, Mother’s Day was a holiday full of questions for Colette Brasseur. This Sunday will be different.
That’s because this year marks the first Mother’s Day since Brasseur reconnected with the daughter she gave up for adoption in 1991.
. . . → Read More: Facebook unites mother and daughter separated 23 years ago
Apple will launch the iPhone 5c 8GB model in India by early June to shore up volumes and bump its average selling price (ASP). The product was first launched in Europe and China a little over a month ago and is yet to hit the shelves in the US.
. . . → Read More: Apple poised to launch affordable 8GB version of 5c
The surprise is how long a backlash took to come. When I was a child in a heat-hazed suburb to the north of Palo Alto, almost no one had heard the term Silicon Valley. In common with the hamlets scattered around it like points on one of my join-the-dots colouring books – Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Santa . . . → Read More: Silicon Valley origins
While Warid Telecom is planning to launch 4G LTE (long-term evolution) to compete with the 3G/4G licence-holders, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority insists that the company under the law needs permission from the regulator for the introduction of new service.
Since Warid did not take part in the bidding for 3G and 4G spectra, PTA may . . . → Read More: PTA tells Warid to seek approval for new services