Thursday’s vote determines if U.S. telecommunications regulators will formally propose “net neutrality” rules that may allow Internet service providers to charge content companies for faster and more reliable traffic on their networks. Critics say the new rules would create fast lanes for paying companies and slower traffic for others.
Online harassment is ubiquitous, particularly for women. A 2013 Pew Research survey showed that 23 percent of people ages 18-29 reported being stalked or harassed online. But there are ways to combat and reduce this problem.
Drawn up by Jamais Cascio of The Institute for the Future, the five points of the Magna Cortica may bring Issac Asimov’s science fiction lore to mind, but they also lay the foundation for where we might set the bar in the rapidly growing field of cognitive enhancement.
A U.S. federal appeals court has upheld a decision denying a trademark to a website’s banner because it could be perceived as disparaging to Muslims. But the motion against the banner, “Stop Islamization of America,” also has raised concerns about constitutional rights.
After a wave of burgleries, residents of Grandview neighborhood, northeast of Phoenix, Arizona, created Nextdoor.com, a private social network for urban neighborhoods that offers crowdsourced details of the crimes, and allows residents to send out alerts about any suspicious activity within their respective neighborhoods.
The creator of the hit Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen, told CNBC he is bringing back the addicting game, possibly in August.The game was pulled from mobile app marketplaces in February because its creator said it was so addictive.