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15/07/2019 - 22:10
“It is for awakened conscience to assert the principle; events will determine the character of the answer. Ideas once rooted in conscience never die.”  Dyer D. Lum In this short text I argue representative democracy and its model of parties and politicians needs to be replaced with a pragmatic cybernetics model balancing centralization of...
15/07/2019 - 20:09
Manoush Zomorodi explores the surprising environmental impact of the internet in this episode of IRL. Because while it’s easy to think of the internet as living only on your screen, energy demand for the internet is indeed powered by massive server farms, running around the clock, all over the world. What exactly is the internet’s carbon footprint...
15/07/2019 - 20:07
It all began with the Havasupai Tribe on their stunningly beautiful reservation in Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park. Like nearly two-thirds of people living on tribal lands in the US, the Havasupai had no access to high-speed internet.  When this access arrives, it typically starts with schools and other shared institutions. As more...
15/07/2019 - 18:18
In 1837 Giuseppe Mazzini, an activist fighting for Italian unification, fled to London on release from prison in Paris. Mazzini thought he’d be safe away from Europe’s mainland, but shortly after the young Italian arrived in London, the Foreign Office began spying on his correspondence, opening Mazzini’s private letters and passing their contents...
15/07/2019 - 18:16
Jul 14, 2019—It's hard to come up with an industry that will not be affected in some shape or form by the Internet of Things (IoT)—everything from travel and manufacturing to health care and retail. There are billions of connected devices globally, with some estimating that by next year there could be more than 50 billion devices connected. In...
15/07/2019 - 18:05
We know it’s bad but not quite how bad. We know we should do more about protecting our personal data but either we can’t be bothered or don’t know how. It’s quite something to think of one simple statistic that sums up how much data is being processed about us – that ninety per cent of the world’s data was created in just the last two years....
14/07/2019 - 14:06
A draft discussion bill titled, "Keep Big Tech Out of Finance Act," has surfaced ahead of Facebook's slated congressional hearing this week. The bill aims to prevent tech colossuses from becoming financial institutions. It also seeks to prohibit these companies from "establishing, maintaining, or operating a digital asset that is intended to...
14/07/2019 - 10:45
SCION is the first clean-slate Internet architecture designed to provide route control, failure isolation, and explicit trust information for end-to-end communication. SCION organizes existing ASes into groups of independent routing planes, called isolation domains, which interconnect to provide global connectivity. Isolation domains provide...
13/07/2019 - 07:34
The UK’s world-leading tech sector is a vital part of the British economy, with digital industries growing 32% faster than the rest of the economy, according to Tech City UK. The UK’s digital tech industries have a combined annual turnover of £161 billion, and the benefits are felt well beyond digital companies. Nearly half of digital jobs today...
13/07/2019 - 07:30
Tech Leaders Summit provides a 360° high-level view of the technologies and trends most impacting organisations and set to drive innovation in 2019 and beyond. Its 25+ renowned speakers are the cream of the crop of the IT world when it comes to demonstrating real business value from deploying technology in organisations both large and small.
13/07/2019 - 07:24
WHAT WILL 2050 be like? As our existential anxiety is fueled by a burning planet, eroding privacy, and geopolitical instability, it’s a question that big companies have to take seriously. So earlier this year, the international engineering firm Arup attempted to envision what climate change might mean for their business—and beyond—in 30 years.
13/07/2019 - 07:22
The Decree establishing the National Plan for Internet of Things (Decree No. 9,854/2019) was published on June 26, 2019, to regulate and encourage this technology in Brazil. Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the digital interconnection of everyday objects with the Internet, through intelligent sensors and software that transfer information to...
12/07/2019 - 08:22
Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) has introduced a bill, the Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things Act (DIGIT Act), to promote innovative strategies and interagency coordination in fostering the growth of connected and interconnected devices known as the Internet of Things. In 2015, the Senate passed a resolution unanimously calling...
12/07/2019 - 08:16
It’s EFF’s 29th birthday, and we need you to help us celebrate! For two weeks only, become an EFF member for just $20 and get a set of Internet freedom-themed enamel pins to help you remember that together we’ve got this. Each summer we renew EFF’s promise to defend the Internet’s incredible ability to power communities and movements, and we...
12/07/2019 - 08:15
Global industry analyst Cambashi this week released its inaugural Industrial IoT Observatory, a global sizing study focusing on the emergence of Connected Applications. TechDecisions discussed the report with Alan Griffiths, Principal Analyst at Camabshi, in an e-mail Q&A which can be found at the bottom of this article. First, though, let’s...