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US Uncut. The Biggest (and Possibly Most Terrifying) Company You've Never Heard of - Th... AnonWatcher January 9, 2015 (ANONHQ) Serco.

The Biggest (and Possibly Most Terrifying) Company You've Never Heard of - Th...

Chances are you’ve never heard of the company. If you have heard of the company, chances are you misunderstand the shear enormity of the global company and their contracts. From transport to air traffic control, getting your license in Canada, to running all 7 immigration detention centers in Australia, private prisons in the UK, military base presence, running nuclear arsenals, and running all state schools in Bradford, Serco, somewhere, has played a part in moving, educating, or detaining people.

New contracts awarded to Serco include a Saudi Railway Company, further air traffic control in the US and also IT support services for various European agencies. A Very Brief History. Welcome To The Post-Work Economy. If the goal of the economy is to provide decent-paying work for everyone, that economy clearly isn't doing a good job at the moment.

Welcome To The Post-Work Economy

Real wages for most Americans haven't increased in 40 years. Real unemployment—which includes the "under-employed"—is above 10%.

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Common Dreams. Collective Evolution. Thinking Humanity. BBC. Telegraph. The Guardian. The Atlantic. The Washington Post. Datataffel. Internet growth slows; most people still offline: U.N. Why academics need to lobby for copyright reform – now. This speech was given at EPIP 2015 in Glasgow, UK on September 2nd, 2015 I would like to thank CREATe for giving me the opportunity to speak at a conference dedicated to what has proven to be the strongest asset in my personal quest for copyright reform: Scientific evidence.

Why academics need to lobby for copyright reform – now

Ian Hargreaves is to be congratulated for showing what can be achieved within the relatively inflexible framework of EU copyright law. I want to focus on what lessons we can draw for reforming that framework, and what role evidence can play. »Progress is possible« Evidence-based policymaking in action The Hargreaves review teaches us several things. But the fact that it is surprising that the government listened to academic evidence on copyright also tells us that in many other instances, simply producing evidence has not been enough. What the Hargreaves report has shown is that in concert with evidence, political leadership is needed. Evidence-based policy requires good evidence.

Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It. I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St.

Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It

Louis when the exploit began to take hold. Though I hadn’t touched the dashboard, the vents in the Jeep Cherokee started blasting cold air at the maximum setting, chilling the sweat on my back through the in-seat climate control system. Next the radio switched to the local hip hop station and began blaring Skee-lo at full volume. Socialism as a Practical Alternative. Preface to the Revised Edition A pamphlet with the title “Socialism As A Practical Alternative” was first published by the Socialist Party in 1987.

Socialism as a Practical Alternative

Its purpose was to add some proposals for organization in Socialism to its basis of common ownership, democratic control and production solely for needs. White Americans Are Biggest Terror Threat in U.S. Study Says » Daily headlines. The New America Foundation found that twice as many people have died in attacks by right-wing groups in America than by Muslim extremists since 9/11.

White Americans Are Biggest Terror Threat in U.S. Study Says » Daily headlines

White Americans are the biggest terror threat in the United States, according to a study by the New America Foundation. The Washington-based research organization did a review of “terror” attacks on US soil since Sept. 11, 2001 and found that most of them were carried out by radical anti-government groups or white supremacists. Almost twice as many people have died in attacks by right-wing groups in America than have died in attacks by Muslim extremists. Of the 26 attacks since 9/11 that the group defined as terror, 19 were carried out by non-Muslims. Yet there are no white Americans languishing inside the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay. A child born today may live to see humanity’s end, unless… A couple hugs while standing on a hilly area overlooking Cairo on a dusty and hazy day where temperatures reached 114 Fahrenheit, May 27, 2015.

A child born today may live to see humanity’s end, unless…

REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih Humans will be extinct in 100 years because the planet will be uninhabitable, said the late Australian microbiologist Frank Fenner, one of the leaders in the effort to eradicate smallpox during the 1970s. He blamed overcrowding, denuded resources and climate change. Fenner’s prediction, made in 2010, is not a sure bet, but he is correct that there is no way emissions reductions will be enough to save us from our trend toward doom. And there doesn’t seem to be any big global rush to reduce emissions, anyway. TPP/TTIP.

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Leaked TISA Documents Reveal Privacy Threat. Global Hacking News: Rich people will become immortal ‘god-like’ cyborgs in 200 years,Israeli professor says. Rich people living 200 years from now are likely to become “god-like” immortal cyborgs, while the poor will die out, an historian has claimed.

Global Hacking News: Rich people will become immortal ‘god-like’ cyborgs in 200 years,Israeli professor says

Yuval Noah Harari, a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, said the merger of humans and machines would be the greatest evolution since the appearance of life. He added the greatest minds in computer engineering already believe death is a mere technological problem with a solution. The cyborg we are becoming. Neil Harbisson looks like an anglerfish: the antenna coming out from his nape slings like a cane in front of his eyes.

The cyborg we are becoming

Neil has achromatopsia: he can only see grayscale. Neil, also, is an artist and his prosthesis allows him listen to colour. He is the first person ever to be recognized by a government — United Kingdom — as a cyborg: – I do not wear technology. I am technology. The International Flag of Planet Earth. The scientific study of flags is called vexillology, and the practice of designing flags is called vexillography.

The International Flag of Planet Earth

Both of these are an outcome of heraldry. In these practices there are different unofficial design rules/costums, about colors, placement, proportions, typography, and aestethics in general. This proposal is accurate according to the regulations regarding flags. Free Network Foundation. Bill Gates: High taxes and high growth can co-exist. With a net worth in the neighborhood of $80 billion, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has no hesitation answering questions about what sort of economic policies the country should follow. When he was asked this Sunday how he’d respond to those who think cuts in taxes and regulations will unleash productivity, Gates criticized the notion. "The highest economic growth decade was the 1960s. Income tax rates were 90 percent," he said on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS May 17, 2015. "I mean, the idea that there's some direct connection that all these innovators are on strike because tax rates are at 35 percent on corporations, that's just such nonsense.

" Gates was making the point that low tax rates do not necessarily lead to economic prosperity. We decided to check Gate’s statement about growth and personal income taxes in the 1960s. A restriction on technological restrictions. Press. MIT paints grim picture for future of U.S. tech research. 2014 was a year of notable scientific highlights: the first landing on a comet, discovery of a new fundamental particle that sheds light on the origin of the universe, development of the world's fastest supercomputer, and research uncovering new ways to meet global food demands.

Unfortunately, none of these were U.S. -led achievements. Google's Android for Work promises serious security, but how does it stack up against Apple's iOS and Read Now A new MIT report warns that the United States is missing out on cutting-edge technological developments and is in danger of falling behind other countries because of ongoing federal funding cuts to basic research.

Competitors around the world are increasing their investment in basic research, but science funding in the U.S. federal budget is at "the lowest it has been since the Second World War as a fraction of the federal budget," says MIT physicist Marc Kastner, who led the committee that wrote the report. Cyber security Quantum computing. The case for (re)decentralizing the Internet — Ursium Blog.

Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy. Image copyright Thinkstock A review of the best commentary on and around the world... Today's must-read The US is dominated by a rich and powerful elite. So concludes a recent study by Princeton University Prof Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Prof Benjamin I Page. Overall Rankings. What If One Country Achieves the Singularity First? Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Exponential Finance Is Coming to Wall Street This June.

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Exponential Finance Is Coming to Wall Street This June CNBC and Singularity University are partnering to present Exponential Finance, a two-day conference in New York City exploring the game-changing technologies poised to disrupt business and the financial world. Capitalism and the Future are Incompatible. Daily Anarchist - Anarcho-Capitalist Blog, Forum, and Store. Piezoelectric Microtube Power Production via the Casimir Effect, page 1. The GNU Manifesto. Theverge. Here’s Why Patents Are Innovation’s Worst Enemy. Robots are hurting middle class workers. In an March 3, 2015 article in The Washington Post’s Wonkblog Summers talked about technology, inequality and education. Summers reaffirmed the idea that more education won’t solve the inequality problem and called technological change an important fuel for the rising economic share captured by the top 1 percent of American earners.

BBC Radio 4 - Analysis, When Robots Steal Our Jobs. How a Mid-Sized Tennessee Town Took on Comcast, Revived Its Economy and Did it With Socialism. Chattanooga, Tennessee has provided a model for all American towns who want to see their economies and populations grow quickly. And that model is simple – give sub-par internet providers like Comcast some legitimate competition with publicly-owned municipal broadband networks. “People understand that high-speed Internet access is quickly becoming a national infrastructure issue just like the highways were in the 1950s,” Chattanooga mayor Andy Berke told CNN Money. “If the private sector is unable to provide that kind of bandwidth because of the steep infrastructure investment, then just like highways in the 1950s, the government has to consider providing that support.” "Lucy" : A Movie About Luciferian Philosophy. The Future of Crime: Our Digital Lives Are Hackable, But There’s Hope—If We Act Now.

​Hacker from Anonymous says he was charged after refusing to help FBI. Published time: February 19, 2015 20:44. Better Than Human: Why Robots Will — And Must — Take Our Jobs. 100% Unemployment.