Smartphones will begin categorizing users’ mental health; gun seizures will follow

The Digital Age has produced some remarkable technology and will continue to do so, but as each new innovation springs forth, more of us are finding that we are not as comfortable with it as we once thought we might be. One of the latest examples comes from a new iPhone app that appears capable […]

Lamar Alexander’s Re-authorization of ESEA

A Preliminary Analysis of the Bill by Anita Hoge Source: http://www.help.senate.gov/imo/media/AEG15033.pdf This bill was presented twice and referred to committee. Every Child Ready for College or Career Act of 2015 sponsored by Sen. Lamar Alexander. This bill amends No Child Left Behind which is the Re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 […]

Deaf Ears

Yesterday, I set about the business of writing about Idaho State Board of Education and their apparent inability to hear the voices of the voters. In 2012 there was a ballot initiative that asked to voters to approve a program of pay-for-performance for teachers.  The voters rejected the program.  There were actually three initiatives on […]

Expert: Obama’s ‘bogus’ student data proposal won’t fix privacy problem he created

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An education analyst says President Barack Obama’s call for stronger protection of student digital data is “bogus.” The president earlier this week proposed a new Student Digital Privacy Act aimed at preventing companies from selling sensitive student information collected in schools and from using such data to target advertising to children, according […]

Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025

Weather as a Force Multiplier:   Owning the Weather in 2025    A Research Paper Presented To Air Force 2025 by Col Tamzy J. House Lt Col James B. Near, Jr. LTC William B. Shields (USA) Maj Ronald J. Celentano Maj David M. Husband Maj Ann E. Mercer Maj James E. Pugh August 1996 ———————————————————————————-

Welcome to the Matrix: Enslaved by Technology and the Internet of Things

“There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spying on me through my phone’ anymore. Eventually, it will be ‘My phone is spying on me.’” ― Philip K. Dick If ever Americans sell their birthright, it will be for the promise of expediency and comfort delivered by way of blazingly fast Internet, cell phone […]

CIA Chief (Petraeus): We’ll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher

More and more personal and household devices are connecting to the internet, from your television to your car navigation systems to your light switches. CIA Director David Petraeus cannot wait to spy on you through them. Earlier this month (March, 2012), Petraeus mused about the emergence of an “Internet of Things” — that is, wired […]

Censoring the Web Isn’t the Solution to Terrorism or Counterfeiting. It’s the Problem.

In politics, as with Internet memes, ideas don’t spread because they are good—they spread because they are good at spreading. One of the most virulent ideas in Internet regulation in recent years has been the idea that if a social problem manifests on the Web, the best thing that you can do to address that […]