Machine learning. Ukraine. Stephen Harper In Kyiv As First G7 Leader To Visit Ukraine. Muzzling Science: How Tories Control The Message. Adam Kingsmith: The Slow and Painful Death of Freedom in Canada. Less than a generation ago, Canada was a world leader when it came to the fundamental democratic freedoms of assembly, speech and information.
Revealed: How US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security. US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according to top-secret documents revealed by former contractor Edward Snowden.
The files show that the National Security Agency and its UK counterpart GCHQ have broadly compromised the guarantees that internet companies have given consumers to reassure them that their communications, online banking and medical records would be indecipherable to criminals or governments. Nestle CEO: Water Is Not A Human Right, Should Be Privatized. Is water a free and basic human right, or should all the water on the planet belong to major corporations and be treated as a product?
Should the poor who cannot afford to pay these said corporations suffer from starvation due to their lack of financial wealth? According to the former CEO and now Chairman of the largest food product manufacturer in the world, corporations should own every drop of water on the planet — and you’re not getting any unless you pay up. The company notorious for sending out hordes of ‘internet warriors’ to defend the company and its actions online in comments and message boards (perhaps we’ll find some below) even takes a firm stance behind Monsanto’s GMOs and their ‘proven safety’. In fact, the former Nestle CEO actually says that his idea of water privatization is very similar to Monsanto’s GMOs. In a video interview, Nestle Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe states that there has never been ‘one illness’ ever caused from the consumption of GMOs. Sources : Video: Collecting Rainwater Now Illegal in Many States. Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, but what I’m about to share with you takes the assault on our freedoms to a whole new level.
You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties because, according to officials, that rain belongs to someone else. Check out this news report out of Salt Lake City, Utah, about the issue. Press Freedom Index 2002.
Surprises among Western democracies: US below Costa Rica and Italy below Benin Reporters Without Borders is publishing for the first time a worldwide index of countries according to their respect for press freedom.
It also shows that such freedom is under threat everywhere, with the 20 bottom-ranked countries drawn from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. The situation in especially bad in Asia, which contains the five worst offenders - North Korea, China, Burma, Turkmenistan and Bhutan. Press Freedom Index 2013. Download the reportDownload the 2013 world press freedom mapRead in Arabic (بالعربية)Read in Turkish (Türkçe)Read in Italian (Italiano)Read in German (Deutsch)Read in Chinese (看中文) After the “Arab springs” and other protest movements that prompted many rises and falls in last year’s index, the 2013 Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index marks a return to a more usual configuration.
The ranking of most countries is no longer attributable to dramatic political developments. This year’s index is a better reflection of the attitudes and intentions of governments towards media freedom in the medium or long term. The same three European countries that headed the index last year hold the top three positions again this year. For the third year running, Finland has distinguished itself as the country that most respects media freedom.
In Utah’s digital shift, students turning the page on traditional textbooks. This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated.
It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted. On a typical day, the only thing ninth-grader Jonah Warnick carries in his backpack is a binder. That's because at his school, North Davis Junior High in Clearfield, students often use online texts on iPads and netbooks. Textbooks still line classroom shelves, but, to students, they're just one of many resources, not tomes to be pored over every night, hauled back and forth from home. "I love it," Warnick said. Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley. Sir Ken Robinson: Building a Culture of Innovation.
Jared Cohen, 'The New Digital Age' Co-Author, Discusses The Future Of The Internet. Jared Cohen has been traveling to the Middle East and Africa since he was a child, first to satisfy his "addiction" to travel, and later, as adviser to former Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton, to study how technology impacts those areas.
In 2010, he joined Google and is now the director of Google Ideas, a think tank dedicated to confronting global problems with technology. Climate Change. Global Warming. Whislteblowers.
Graphene. Internet. The Order of the Black Sun ~ Michael Tsarion ~ The NSA Files: PRISM & Boundless Information. Tesla. Roman Ruins. A complete photographic plan of everything at ancient Pompeii as it is today, produced by Jackie and Bob Dunn for those as enthusiastic about Pompeii as we are. Thanks Our grateful thanks to all who have helped us in this project, especially Pier Giovanni Guzzo and Antonio D'Ambrosio, Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei, for the necessary permits to visit the site and for permission to publish this web site.
We would also like to thank the many Custodians who have taken us around and made good use of their bunches of keys. We would like to thank the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut for allowing us to use their images, which remain their copyright. Our thanks also to Prof. Dr. Ringraziamenti La nostra sincera gratitudine a tutti coloro che ci hanno aiutati in questo progetto, in particolar modo ringraziamo a Pier Giovanni Guzzo e Antonio D'Ambrosio, Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei, per averci accordato i necessari permessi, e l'autorizzazione a pubblicare le immagini in questo sito web. Pompeii - Ancient History. Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata.