The plot thickens.
Ornament is Sin. …Putting these on the tree this year.
Rather than privacy being an inherent part of society that’s been stripped away by new technology, Cerf says that technology actually created it in the first place. “It’s the industrial revolution and the growth of urban concentrations that led to a sense of anonymity,” Cerf said. Cerf warned that he was simplifying his views — “I don’t want you to go away thinking I am that shallow about it” — but overall, he believes “it will be increasingly difficult for us to achieve privacy.
The contraversal and thought provoking comments from Vint Cerf on privacy.
Source: Business Insider
90 companies… produced 63% of the cumulative global emissions of industrial carbon dioxide and methane between 1751 to 2010, amounting to about 914 gigatonne CO2 emissions, according to the research. All but seven of the 90 were energy companies producing oil, gas and coal. The remaining seven were cement manufacturers.
The list of 90 companies included 50 investor-owned firms – mainly oil companies with widely recognised names such as Chevron, Exxon, BP , and Royal Dutch Shell and coal producers such as British Coal Corp, Peabody Energy and BHP Billiton.
The oldest teens were born in 1995, the year that Netscape went public.
The federal government has been vigorously spying on anti-oil sands activists and organizations in BC and across Canada since last December, documents obtained under the Access to Information Act show. …
The groups of interest are independent advocacy organizations that oppose the Harper government’s policies and work for environmental protections and democratic rights, including Idle No More, ForestEthics, Sierra Club, EcoSociety, LeadNow, Dogwood Initiative, Council of Canadians and the People’s Summit.
Wall Street investors spoke loud and clear when they made Twitter (TWTR) one of the most valuable companies in the world at a $24.9 billion valuation. Twitter has only $500 million in revenue, no major physical assets, and no profit. Its staggering valuation is based on one thing: a great innovation that is changing the way the world communicates. The initial public offerings of Twitter and others recently demonstrate that we have officially entered the “ideas economy,” where innovative ideas are more valuable than physical assets or existing cash flow.