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Get ready – 5G will create waves of innovation that disrupt every industry

The launch of ultrafast mobile broadband discussed at Mobile World Congress will require a shift in how businesses think<p>It’s easy to focus on technology and not the behaviours it makes possible and the expectations it changes. The internet seemed decent in the early dial-up age. We didn’t pine for …

Innovation

Magnetically Levitating Elevators Could Reshape Skylines

They go up, down, and all around<p>With the debut of passenger elevators some 150 years ago, cities were forever changed. Freed from the tyranny of stairwells, architects built as high as they liked. That is, until they ran into another barrier: the weight of steel cables. A new elevator design from …

Senators criticize NSA snooping as unnecessary to US security

Lawmakers say the NSA could have used less-intrusive methods to gather data.<p>Three US senators with access to confidential NSA information don't see the agency's data-gathering methods as necessary to ensure US security.<p>On Tuesday, Senators Mark Udall (D-Colorado), Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), and Martin …

Obama concedes NSA bulk collection of phone data may be unnecessary

• President: 'There may be a better way of skinning the cat'<p>• 'Potential abuse' of collected data cited as concern<p>President Barack Obama has conceded that mass collection of private data by the US government may be unnecessary and said there were different ways of “skinning the cat”, which could …

NSA director: Surveillance foiled 50 terror plots

WASHINGTON — National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander told a House committee Tuesday that more than 50 terror threats throughout the world have been disrupted with the assistance of two secret surveillance programs that were recently disclosed by former defense contractor Edward …

National Security Agency (NSA)

America's Founding Documents

Shop the Archives Store<p>Visit the Charters of Freedom<p>National Archives<p>article<p>https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs<p>2017-06-26T22:58:09-04:00

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966<br>entry into force 23 March …

Rights & Freedoms

Senators challenge NSA's claim to have foiled 'dozens' of terror attacks

Mark Udall and Ron Wyden – critics of NSA's surveillance – say they want proof that programs have disrupted plots against US<p>Two prominent Senate critics of the NSA's dragnet surveillance have challenged the agency's assertion that the spy efforts helped stop "dozens" of terror attacks.<p>Mark Udall …

Tim Cook to governments: Lay off our privacy

Technically Incorrect: Apple's CEO says he doesn't believe that people should sacrifice their privacy on the altar of governments' definition of global security.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Governments must think it terribly seductive, …

NSA Spying on Americans Is Illegal

What if it emerged that the President of the United States was flagrantly violating the Constitution and a law passed by the Congress to protect …

Privacy report finds NSA spying illegal

The National Security Agency’s telephone metadata program is illegal, a majority of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has …

Judges rule that UK spying doesn't violate human rights

British spies may be peeking into webcams and modifying internet traffic, but all that is above board -- if you ask the UK's Investigatory Powers Tribunal, anyway. Its judges have ruled that the Government Communications Headquarters' (GCHQ) intelligence gathering practices aren't violating the …

iPhones Can Rat You Out To NSA, Snowden Claims

iPhones have been getting a lot of heat from privacy advocates for years. It’s likely that privacy concerns will continue to be a public relations …

First Snowden. Then tracking you on wheels. Now spies on a plane. Yes, surveillance is everywhere

The US government’s secret airborne dragnet is just the latest tool to snoop on your phone. Why aren’t we stopping this?<p>US government-owned airplanes that can cover most of the continental United States are covertly flying around the country, spying on tens of thousands of innocent people’s …

New Technology Will Triple Smartphone Battery Life

The brilliance, power and sheer innovative genius of your smartphone is always balanced by the terrorising and ever present ‘low battery’ sound. At every smartphone launch, every time I get my hands on a new handset, my childlike awe is immediately tempered by the crushing reality of how much power …

Batteries

Armed Drones for Sale

What could we possibly be thinking? In a world where the countries of the Middle East are murdering each other, not just country-by-country, but …

FAA

What's The Future Of Cognitive Computing? IBM Watson

We are entering a new period of computing history — the cognitive computing era.<p>Cognitive computing offers fundamental differences in how systems are built and interact with humans. Cognitive-based systems, such as IBM Watson, are able to build knowledge and learn, understand natural language, and …

Cognitive Computing

A.I. Might Kill Us Through Incompetence, Not Malevolence

Artificial intelligence has been looming large in the public conciousness recently, thanks to the likes of Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking telling us …

Artificial Intelligence

Razer OSVR Is A Printable, Hackable Virtual Reality Headset

Make your own reality<p>There’s a growing problem in the virtual reality (VR) industry: Filmmakers and game developers don’t want to produce content for a headset few people have access to. And hardware manufacturers don’t want to build accessories for headsets that don’t have content. Razer’s new …

Google Calls FBI’s Plan to Expand Hacking Power a ‘Monumental’ Constitutional Threat

Google is warn­ing that the gov­ern­ment’s quiet plan to ex­pand the FBI’s au­thor­ity to re­motely ac­cess com­puter files amounts to a …

The top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant

Fisa court submissions show broad scope of procedures governing NSA's surveillance of Americans' communication<p>• Document one: procedures used by NSA to target non-US persons • Document two: procedures used by NSA to minimise data collected from US persons<p>Top secret documents submitted to the court …

Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

• Secret files show scale of Silicon Valley co-operation on Prism • Outlook.com encryption unlocked even before official launch • Skype worked to enable Prism collection of video calls • Company says it is legally compelled to comply<p>Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services …

Microsoft's Deep Learning Project Outperforms Humans In Image Recognition

Technology is blanketed in dishonesty. Computer phones are smart, software automations become intelligence, and coerced financialization becomes sharing. Because of the deceptive language surrounding these instruments it’s difficult to talk about how they’re used, and at what cost. Instead we’re …

Artificial Intelligence

The Best Video Game Console Of 2014

2014 was a year dominated by news stories about the war between two consoles: Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4.<p>The competition between these two systems dominated the conversation last year. Gamers and game writers alike tuned in eagerly to see which console would win the NPD sales …

Retrogaming

Gorgeous Norwegian Eco-Friendly House Produces More Than 3 Times The Energy It Needs

It was designed to be 100% zero emission, and incorporates a ridiculous number of clever tricks and gadgets to truly make it a friend to the environment, according to The Daily Mail.<p>Norway's Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings and renowned international architecture firm Snøhetta teamed up …

Architecture

The 9 Most Electrifying Energy Stories Of 2014

This is the year renewable energy got interesting.<p>Want more of Co.Exist’s best stories of 2014? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Most-Read Stories<br>• Photos<br>• Infographics<br>• Lists<br>• Videos<br>• Maps<br>• Buildings<br>• Robots<br>• Transportation<br>• Bikes<br>• Food<br>• Collaborative …

Renewable Energy