UN October Summit Reopens Grab for Global Internet Control

Accord­ing to a recent report by the French news orga­ni­za­tion Agence France-Presse, “US offi­cials are pledg­ing to fight a fresh effort to give a UN agency author­i­ty to reg­u­late the Inter­net, two years after a huge diplo­mat­ic bat­tle over the issue.” The AFP sto­ry refers to the upcom­ing Plenipo­ten­tiary Con­fer­ence in Busan, South Korea, of […]

Equality, Fraternity, Democracy, Social Cohesion, Real Utopias and the Electronic Republic

If our 21st Cen­tu­ry Lives were just a tele­vised game of Jeop­ardy, the title would be the answer that would be linked to the cham­pi­onship. The cor­rect ques­tion would be: What are the real goals envi­sioned when Edu­ca­tion Reform­ers, politi­cians, and Polit­i­cal Rad­i­cals use the mis­lead­ing term ‘stan­dards’ in K-12 edu­ca­tion? When that trans­for­ma­tive Glob­al […]

Valiant TRUTH Warrior, Dr. Stan Monteith of Radio Liberty Passed Away — Monday, September 29, 2014

Dr. Stan Mon­tei­th, age 85, founder and radio pro­gram host of Radio Lib­er­ty, broad­cast­ing out of San­ta Cruz, Cal­i­for­nia, passed away Sep­tem­ber 29, 2014, of lym­phoma in a hos­pi­tal in San­ta Cruz, Cal­i­for­nia. He passed away peace­ful­ly sur­round­ed by his loved ones. Dr. Stan will be great­ly missed by his many radio fans across the […]

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.

Is your boss watching you?

The days of skiv­ing behind your boss’s back may be num­bered, fol­low­ing the announce­ment of a new prod­uct that can track your every move­ment in the work­place. Elec­tron­ics man­u­fac­tur­er Hitachi has unveiled a high-tech ID badge that not only tracks an employee’s exact loca­tion with­in the office, it also keeps a record of all the […]

Bill Gates Crying In His Vault

April 26, 2014 Gates 3 Bill Gates is a sad clown today because his bizarre $100 mil­lion stu­dent data project has failed – InBloom, Inc Stu­dent Data Col­lec­tion, to Shut Down! Com­mon Core-lov­ing bil­lion­aire Bill Gates has suf­fered a sting­ing defeat in his ambi­tious quest to reform every cran­ny of the Amer­i­can K-12 pub­lic edu­ca­tion […]

What the hell is a “technocrat,” and are you one of them?

You used to hear the word “tech­no­crat” a lot, refer­ring to a par­tic­u­lar kind of gad­get-lover. Bat­man has been called a tech­no­crat, and so have Tony Stark and the Doc­tor from Doc­tor Who. But what does this word mean, and why does it have the same suf­fix as “aris­to­crat”? The Tech­noc­racy Move­ment Before there was […]