Archives for September 29, 2014

Minnesota’s global outlook helps land sustainability conference

For­mer heads of state will meet (in Min­neso­ta, Oct. 2015) on democ­ra­cy, sus­tain­abil­i­ty (Agen­da 21). An announce­ment expect­ed Mon­day in New York will break the news that Min­neapo­lis will host a major glob­al con­fer­ence on sus­tain­abil­i­ty that will attract the for­mer heads of state of near­ly 100 coun­tries to Min­neso­ta in Octo­ber 2015. The theme of “MN2015,” as […]

This Common Home Appliance Can Compromise Your Entire Security

LIFX is a smart light bulb that can be con­trolled with your smart phone via your home­’s Wi-Fi net­work. Turns out that any­one with­in range can obtain the Wi-Fi pass­word from the light bulb. It’s a prob­lem with the com­mu­ni­ca­tions protocol.

Privacy Nightmare: When Baby Monitors Go Bad

A secure crib and a baby mon­i­tor are on the the “must-have” safe­ty check­list for many new par­ents. But when you tuck Junior in for the night, you nev­er imag­ine wak­ing to a scene straight out of The Twi­light Zone: a foul-mouthed baby cam­era with a life of its own.

Police Enter Home, Confiscate Cellphone And Arrest Woman For Recording Them

The author does­n’t men­tion Agen­da 21, but that is what this is. “Com­mu­ni­ty edu­ca­tion” is guid­ing our youth and adults into com­pli­ance, rather than enlight­en­ment. K‑12 edu­ca­tion is not teach­ing the crit­i­cal, inde­pen­dent thought nec­es­sary for informed, inde­pen­dent action; our chil­dren are being taught to “feel” and act as a col­lec­tive, or hive. Amer­i­cans are […]