The CEO of ThinkWell resigned this morning after coming under mounting pressure regarding a string of identity fraud cases traced back to the company. Specifically, the crimes have been connected to the IP address associated with Xena the world beating Go machine. Continue reading When machines need help→
In the months following the September 11th attack on the twin towers, Americans took to the roads. As passenger air miles fell, the freeways buzzed. Sadly the risk of dying in a hijacked plane was at worst 1 in 540,000. The risk of dying in a car accident? 1 in 7,000. People’s attempt to avoid flying in the 12 months after the attack has been estimated to have caused another 1,595 deaths. Continue reading Autonomous Cars: A Rawlsian Solution→
Zuckerberg released his own personal statement this morning.
“From day one my goal has been to connect people, to break down the barriers between us and this is really just an extension of that. Up till now we’ve been forced to spend 6 to 9 hours a day locked away from our friends and family in our own little bubble. Continue reading Facebook Launches ‘Facebook 365’→
When I first heard about the idea of access to affordable broadband being a basic right, I’ve got to admit I thought it sounded a bit daft. More recently, I’m inclined to think that it was this immediate brain jerk of a reaction that was daft. The more I think about it, the more it makes sense. Continue reading Is there a human right to broadband?→
There’s been a lot of coverage recently of the £1 million dollars Humans of New York raised for Mott Hall Academy in Brownsville, Brooklyn. It’s a great story. If you’re already familiar with the story, you can skip to the what could possibly be wrong section. If you’re fresh to it, then let me catch you up quickly. Continue reading Is there a problem with social media giving?→