Tag Archives: Wired

Top U.S. Officer: Stop This ‘Total War’ on Islam Talk

Spencer Ackerman Wired America’s top military officer condemned in the strongest possible terms a Defense Department course that taught troops to prep for a “total war” on Islam using “Hiroshima”-style tactics. “It was totally objectionable, against our values and it … Continue reading

Posted in Headlines, Philosophy, Politics, Society | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Top U.S. Officer: Stop This ‘Total War’ on Islam Talk

House Passes Controversial Cybersecurity Measure CISPA

David Kravets Wired The House on Thursday approved cybersecurity legislation that privacy groups have decried as a threat to civil liberties. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, sponsored by Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Maryland), … Continue reading

Posted in Cyberspace, Headlines, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on House Passes Controversial Cybersecurity Measure CISPA

Soft Money: How Facebook Can Boost Its Virtual Currency

Source: Wired Facebook makes the vast majority of its revenue from advertising sold on its site. But the company’s recent S-1 filing for its initial public offering showed that a substantial portion comes from Credits, the virtual currency used in … Continue reading

Posted in Headlines | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Soft Money: How Facebook Can Boost Its Virtual Currency

Is Compassion Hard-Wired Into The Human Genome?

Source: GreenMedInfo New research flying in the face of many popular and not-so-forgiving views about ‘human nature’ indicates there is an olfactory-based, evolutionary mechanism built into the human genome/soul to feel empathy for the anxiety/suffering of others. In a fascinating study entitled … Continue reading

Posted in Headlines, Health Related | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Is Compassion Hard-Wired Into The Human Genome?

Darpa Wants to Master the Science of Propaganda

Source: Wired Mark Twain once tried to distinguish between the storyteller’s art and tales that a machine could generate. He observed that stringing “incongruities and absurdities together in a wandering and sometimes purposeless way, and seem innocently unaware that they … Continue reading

Posted in Headlines, Ponerology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Darpa Wants to Master the Science of Propaganda

Researchers Expose Cunning Online Tracking Service That Can’t Be Dodged

Source: Wired Researchers at U.C. Berkeley have discovered that some of the net’s most popular sites are using a tracking service that can’t be evaded — even when users block cookies, turn off storage in Flash, or use browsers’ “incognito” … Continue reading

Posted in Headlines, Ponerology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Researchers Expose Cunning Online Tracking Service That Can’t Be Dodged