Whenever a for-profit - or even non-profit - organization professes to do good, to be a society's guardian - as Google has - I feel queasy. It's not that I think Google (or more generally corporations, NGOs, charities, even churches) is inherently evil. It's just that no non-government entity owes society at large a fiduciary duty per se, as governments do. Take as a case … [Read more...] about The Euphemism of Freedom – Case Study on Google in the Aftermath of Benghazi
Google’s Project Glass
The following is a live demo of Google's Project Glass at the Moscone Center in San Francisco earlier today, with Google co-founder Sergey Brin hosting. (Click here for another demo showing how Google services are integrated.) It's essentially computer in a pair of glasses, able to see what you see and meshes your smartphone's display into it. It's not that the technology is … [Read more...] about Google’s Project Glass
Listen up, Syria, Google wants you invaded
Well, at least indirectly. Google in its exit from the Chinese market for search tried to bolster it's "do no evil" motto by trying to demonize China's censorship laws. We have written quite a bit about Google in the past - some directly and others indirectly (see our other 'Google'-tagged articles). In this article, I would like to simply show how Google participates … [Read more...] about Listen up, Syria, Google wants you invaded
What Does SOPA (and PIPA) Tell us About “Freedom”?
As you may know, there is a heated high-profile war being waged in the U.S. now over a new bill called SOPA ("Stop Online Piracy Act" in the House) and PIPA ("Protect Intellectual Property Act" in the Senate). The bills have been temporarily put on hold, but the issues highlighted by the controversies will not go away. The purpose of the bills is to enable IP owners to … [Read more...] about What Does SOPA (and PIPA) Tell us About “Freedom”?
Biggest-ever series of cyber attacks uncovered
News of the uncovering of the "biggest-ever" series of cyber attacks by McAfee seems to be spreading through the media like wildfire. In thisWashington Post article, it is reported: A leading computer security firm has used logs produced by a single server to trace the hacking of more than 70 corporations and government organizations over many months, and experts familiar … [Read more...] about Biggest-ever series of cyber attacks uncovered