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Arrest Caught On Google Glass Reignites Privacy Debate

The Fourth of July holiday brought about another first for Google Glass, the computing device that you can wear on your face.<p>Chris Barrett, a documentary filmmaker and founder of PRServe.com, was wearing Glass for a fireworks show in Wildwood, N.J., when he happened upon a boardwalk brawl and …

Newsroom Diversity: A Casualty of Journalism's Financial Crisis

New numbers from the American Society of News Editors show that the progress of women and minorities in media has halted.<p>Jonathan Ernst/Reuters<p>The American Society of News Editors (ASNE) recently released its annual study of newsroom diversity. The results only confirmed what many who have lived …

Human evolution: the next stages

There have been a number of speculations lately concerning the eventual form humankind will take, particularly with regards to the role technology …

Canada criminalizes masks at 'unlawful' protests with up to 10 years in prison

Canada’s controversial Concealment of Identity Act banning the wearing of masks during riots and "unlawful assemblies" has just gone into law, carrying with it a 10-year maximum sentence, reports <i>CBC News</i><i>.</i> The private member’s bill was introduced in 2011 by MP Blake Richards in response to the …

Shared symbolism of global youth unrest

<b>The language and the time zone changes but, from Turkey and Bulgaria to Brazil, the symbolism of protest is increasingly the same.</b><p>The Guy Fawkes masks, the erection of tent camps, the gas masks and helmets improvised in response to the use of tear gas as a means of collective punishment. The …

Why are Indian women being attacked on social media?

Sagarika Ghose has stopped giving her views on Twitter<p><b>What does a top woman journalist do when she is threatened regularly with gang rape and stripping on Twitter?</b><p>And what about when her teenage daughter's name and details of her class and school are tweeted too?<p>"It was very disturbing. I didn't …

‘No such thing as ethical oil,’ Al Gore tells Toronto audience

Declaring that "American democracy has been hacked," former U.S. vice-president Al Gore told a Toronto audience that his countrymen needed to wake up to the special interests that have a grip on the levers of power in the U.S. Congress and are able to block legislation on a range of policy issues …