Oil ministers from OPEC and non-OPEC producers are already gathering in Vienna, Austria, in advance of what is touted to be one of the most contentious meetings in recent memory.
While a new study shows that people are getting dumber, robots are getting smarter. In fact, says one expert, artificially intelligent automatons may reach a point where they will outsmart man, seize control, and then enslave humans before sending us the way of the dodo.
Unsurprisingly, the studies conclude that if global temperature increase can be kept at or under the 2C level that the Paris Climate Accord suggests, production will remain stable, with some risk of yield variation but, more or less, “business as usual.”
Major tech firms such as Facebook and Amazon are partnering with the Southern Poverty Law Center to censor and prevent charitable donations to alleged "hate groups."
The surveillance state — ever on the rise since 9/11 — is making plans to grow even bigger and dig even deeper into the lives of American citizens. And in this recent push for growth, the federal behemoth has accomplices in state and local governments.
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed two bills into law that take water rationing in the state to an extreme level. Water use has dropped dramatically over the last four years and California’s historic drought has come to an end.
Steven Hayward of UC-Berkeley argues that climate-change alarmism may have run its course as a political movement.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is being forced to face the music over his social media company’s treatment of users’ data. In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal — in which as many as 87 million Facebook users had their data harvested and used to manipulate the 2016 election — Zuckerberg had to face his shareholders Thursday. It wasn’t pretty.
Social media giant Facebook — still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal — is losing ground among the most Internet-connected generation ever, according to a recent survey. The platform held the top spot with a 71 percent share among teens aged 13-17 in a 2014-2015 Pew survey but has slid to fourth place in that same age group in the most recent survey, holding a mere 51 percent share.
With the report that Amazon’s Echo recorded a family’s private conversation and sent the audio file to a person in the family’s contact list, privacy concerns about the Internet of Things (IoT) are in the news again.