Cisco’s Chinese strategy is so much more sophisticated than most people realize that the giant networking company—the “gorilla” of networking—is executing a stealth program under the very noses of Wall Street and the mainstream media (MSM) that will have long term implications for almost every company in the networking space. In Cisco’s … [Read more...] about Little Brother Cisco in China
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Australia's Internet Industry Association (IIA) has published a new code of practice for digital content providers, in a response to a Big Brother incident involving indecent exposure on the reality television show in 2006. (Credit: Channel 10) Live streamed content will now come with tighter scrutiny by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) under the new … [Read more...] about Big Brother debacle triggers new Web rules
The stories in that series examined Internet-fueled intolerance. Our reporters explored, for example, what happens when online hate speech crosses into real life, the ways neo-Nazis use social media and how racists co-opted cartoon character, Pepe the Frog. Some of CNET's female reporters shared their own experiences of being harassed online. The timing of the package -- … [Read more...] about Here’s what happens when neo-Nazis target people online
The stories in that series examined Internet-fueled intolerance. Our reporters explored, for example, what happens when online hate speech crosses into real life, the ways neo-Nazis use social media and how racists co-opted cartoon character, Pepe the Frog. Some of CNET's female reporters shared their own experiences of being harassed online. The timing of the package -- … [Read more...] about Here’s the brutal reality of online hate
Gadgets give us an easier way to find recipes, joke with friends, and kill time on the subway, but they can also have a much grander impact on our lives. This holiday season, we’re stepping back to appreciate those moments. In our ongoing series, Tech That Changed Us, DT writers will share personal tales of how tech has truly reshaped their lives for the better. We hope … [Read more...] about A car accident almost took my brother away, but Facetime brought him closer
Bryan Cranston has a new crime drama coming to Amazon, and the wait is almost over. The online retailer-slash-streamer has finally revealed Sneaky Pete‘s premiere date and official trailer.The series follows a con man named Marius (Giovanni Ribisi), who is about to be released from jail when he finds out that a scary gangster (Cranston) is after him. He owes the man, … [Read more...] about Watch a con man try to evade a gangster’s wrath in Amazon’s ‘Sneaky Pete’ trailer
It turns out Big Brother is watching — and has been for years. Revelations from the UK’s The Guardian and The Washington Post have revealed long-standing intelligence programs that may have cataloged every phone call made by untold millions of Americans for years. More-recent intelligence-gathering operations apparently even enabled the government to monitor email, … [Read more...] about Big Brother has always been watching, but how much can he see?
Most of us would love a break on our health insurance. We would generally appreciate the convenience of seeing ads for things we’re actually interested in buying, instead of irrelevant “clutter.” A lot of us would like someone, or something, else keeping track of how effective our workouts are.All that and more is available in a web-connected world. But … [Read more...] about Wearables: Are We Handing More Tools to Big Brother?
Your online life may not seem worth tracking as you browse websites, store content in the cloud, and post updates to social networking sites. But the data you generate is a rich trove of information that says more about you than you realize--and it's a tempting treasure for marketers and law enforcement officials alike.Battles have long raged over how third parties can access … [Read more...] about The 5 Biggest Online Privacy Threats of 2013
If you think 24/7 connectivity is nothing new for you, and you constantly check in on Foursquare, use location-aware apps, update Facebook or other social media statuses with your geo-tagged photos, then you probably have no location-awareness sharing issues and are not overly concerned if you lose locational privacy. In the year 2014, your futuristic automated smart home can … [Read more...] about Too much social media networking: Paranoia of Big Brother surveillance may destroy ya