Comcast speeding up its discounted Internet service
Comcast created the program four years ago as a condition of government approval of its purchase of NBCUniversal ... said signing up for Internet…
Quantifying Crowd Size with Mobile Phone and Twitter Data
Paper by Federico Botta , Helen Susannah Moat , and  Tobias Preis in Royal Society Open Science : “ Being able to infer the number of people in a…
Hackers Exploit Adobe Flash Vulnerability In Yahoo Ads
vivaoporto notes a report that a group of hackers have used online ad networks to distribute malware over several of Yahoo's websites. The attack…
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Untold victims of the drug war IN RESPONSE to "No escape from drug war violence" : I've lived in Mexico or along the U.S./Mexico border most of my…
Who is making your decisions?
When you reflect on your life, do you sometimes lament the choices you've made, directions you took or didn't take, and wonder what could have been?…
What We Can Learn From a Reformed Troll
[Content note: online harassment & threats] Many of us who have dealt with trolls online have spent a lot of time–to much, probably–wondering…
Is something coming in September? Why are so many people storing food and supplies?
Have you noticed that there is a tremendous amount of Internet buzz about the month of September 2015? Never before have I seen so much speculation…
This time, it’s different
Paul Mason’s  Postcapitalism  is a book for our times—and the decades ahead. After the 1979 Conservative election victory in Britain and its…
10 Nordic Principles for a Hyperconnected Planet
The Nordic think tank, Demos Helsinki, has created 10 principles for the so-called “Internet of Things.” Here are the first three: Planet Earth…
Jackson Becomes 7th “Gig City” in Tennessee with Upgrades to its Fiber Network
According to a recent report in the Jackson Sun , the city of Jackson, Tennessee is now the seventh “Gig City” in the state of Tennessee. Jackson…