Ron Berry

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I downloaded 14 years of my Facebook data and here's what happened

Facebook has an impeccable memory.<p>After downloading my stored data on the site — I've been a member since 2004 — I was presented with an enormous amount of personal details that have been collected about me over the years.<p>It had the phone number of my late grandmother who never had a Facebook …

Social Media

The hottest iPhone and Android accessory we’ve covered in 2018 so far is only $37 on Amazon

Thousands and thousands of our readers have picked up a Depstech WiFi Borescope Inspection Camera based on our coverage, making it the most popular …

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?" technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.

Heading North: American Doctors Report Back From Canada

For Peter Cram, an American internist who spent most of his career practicing in Iowa City, Iowa, moving to Toronto in 2014 was an easy decision.<p>He says he is among a handful of American doctors who went north to practice in Canada's single-payer system. Now he doesn't worry about whether his …

Health Care

Ancient banned manuscript of Jesus’s secret teachings is unearthed after 1,600 years

A heretical manuscript which reveals Jesus’s ‘secret teachings’ to his brother James has been unearthed by American researchers.<p>In it, Jesus reveals …

Forget Amadeus: the real tragedy behind Mozart’s final act

Rupert Christiansen looks beyond the myths portrayed on stage and screen to find out what really happened in the last year of Mozart’s life<p>Most of the indelible myths about Mozart – perpetuated by Peter Shaffer’s hugely popular play and film Amadeus – focus on the final year of his life, 1791. The …

Noam Chomsky: On Trump and the State of the Union

<i>Over the past few months, as the disturbing prospect of a Trump administration became a disturbing reality, I decided to reach out to Noam Chomsky, the philosopher whose writing, speaking and activism has for more than 50 years provided unparalleled insight and challenges to the American and global</i> …

Bernie Sanders

With the Talent Crunch Worsening, Start Hiring For These 5 Tech Skills Today

Is Silicon Valley’s talent shortage getting worse?<p>It sure looks like it from here. Already, 86 percent of surveyed recruiters and hiring managers say they struggle to find and hire technical talent. Now, there’s an exodus underway, fueled by unaffordable housing costs. Half of the area’s mid-career …

Databases

Elon Musk's masterplan for humanity's future is beyond your wildest sci-fi dreams

Elon Musk is about to become a CEO of another company. Yes, the guy who's already the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX will take on lead duty at a new company …

In the age of robots, our schools are teaching children to be redundant | George Monbiot

A regime of cramming and testing is crushing young people’s instinct to learn and destroying their future<p>In the future, if you want a job, you must be as unlike a machine as possible: creative, critical and socially skilled. So why are children being taught to behave like machines?<p>Children learn …

Social Issues

American institutions won't keep us safe from Donald Trump's excesses | Corey Robin

The worst things that the US has done have always happened through American institutions and practices – not despite them<p>I recently expressed skepticism that Trump is installing fascism in America. Someone then asked me: what did I think was going to happen with Trump? I answered her as truthfully …

Alternative Facts In A Post-Truth World?

<i>This article was originally published at Stratfor.com.</i><p><b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>The Global Affairs column is curated by Stratfor’s board of contributors, a diverse group of thinkers whose expertise inspires rigorous and innovative thought. Their opinions are their own and serve to complement and even challenge</i> …

Williams College

Russia Is Already Winning

If you understand what the Kremlin is up to, the news is grim. But it also gives us a clear path to fight back.<p>The whirlwind of Russian spy news over the past few weeks has forced Americans to confront questions that previously would only have seemed possible in fiction: Did a foreign power …

Philosophy can teach children what Google can’t – and Ireland knows it | Charlotte Blease

With jobs being automated and knowledge being devalued, humans need to rediscover flexible thinking. That starts in schools<p>At the controls of driverless cars, on the end of the telephone when you call your bank or favourite retailer: we all know the robots are coming, and in many cases are already …

Oxford University

How To Build A Passive Solar Heater

Living off the grid means living resourcefully and efficiently. You will need to be creative in order to save energy and to heat and cool your home. …

5 Vital Skills Schools Are Failing To Teach Well Enough

Used to be that reading, writing, and arithmetic were all you needed to get by and do well in the world — but that was also around the time that the vast majority of jobs were agricultural, factory work, or service jobs like maids and butlers.<p>While our society and jobs market has changed …

Education

With iOS 10, you'll be able to sign up as an organ donor on your iPhone

Apple's mission to use the power of its mobile devices to ease many common tasks just took an interesting new turn: signing up for organ donation.<p>On …

Why Drug Rehab Is Outdated, Expensive, and Deadly

The U.S. will spend $40 billion this decade fighting addiction, yet little of it will be used on science-based treatment. Why do we deny medicine for …

Kids Win Again In Lawsuit Blaming Gov't For Not Fighting Global Warming

Against all odds, another group of children who are suing the government to protect the environment against the harm of global warming in their future, have won in court.<p>Again.<p>In a surprise ruling on Friday from the bench in the ongoing climate case brought by these youths against the State of …

Climate

This Company Is Facing a $51 Million Fine for Defrauding the 'Obamaphone' Service

The Federal Communications Commission is planning to slap a company that allegedly defrauded its discounted phone service with a $51 million fine—the …

Obama pursued transformation as Republicans chose self-destruction

In an interview during the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama said that Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of the United States in a way that Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton did not. Clearly, Obama aspired to be a transformational president, like Reagan. At this point, it’s fair to say that he has …

Is addiction a learning disorder?

The narrative of addiction is familiar. A pleasure-seeking “addictive personality” spirals out of control, “enabled” by friends and family, and …

Drug Addiction

How to monitor all 3 credit scores free on iPhone

There are lots of finance apps available for iPhone these days. Some of them make tasks that used to be painfully irritating easier than ever — like monitoring your credit report and viewing your credit scores. Even better, if you have the right combination of finance apps, you can regularly …

Paris terrorists used burner phones, not encryption, to evade detection

"Everywhere they went, the attackers left behind their throwaway phones."<p>New details of the Paris attacks carried out last November reveal that it …

The Technology Behind Hillary Clinton's Email Scandal, Explained

The Hillary Clinton email scandal has seemingly everything that can bring down a presidential candidacy. There are national security issues at stake, an FBI investigation and the fact that a cabinet official chose to use a private email rather than an authorized government address, something her …

Hillary Clinton

12 Famous Scientists On The Possibility Of God

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the Mysterious."<p>When President Barack Obama nominated the Christian geneticist Francis Collins to head the National Institutes of Health in 2009, some American scientists questioned whether someone who professed a strong belief in God was qualified to …

Bernie Sanders has a bold, simple idea for improving public education

At Monday night's Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum in Iowa, Bernie Sanders came out in favor of a massive change in the way the US funds schools:<p>"One of the things that I have always believed is that, in terms of education, we have to break our dependency on the property tax, because …

Income Inequality

The five big lies of the encryption debate

This is the opening shot to the whole terrible conversation. The FBI loves to talk about criminals and terrorists "going dark" — a scary way of saying "talking in a manner not accessible by court order." If only Apple and Google would stop them from going so dark! The phrasing is important: "going …

Privacy

Cybersecurity Predictions for 2016--the Experts Speak

A panel of industry insiders and experts share their cybersecurity predictions for 2016.<p>As 2016 quickly approaches, I thought that my readers would enjoy hearing the predictions of a panel of respected industry insiders and experts. While the forecasts are not identical, several concepts were …

Cybersecurity