Time For Technology To Develop From The Bottom-Up

By Felix Holtwell, Notesfrombelow.org -

“We got to do something now, the company are not going to do anything and we got to protect ourselves”, proclaimed a shop steward at Lucas Aerospace when filmed by a 1978 documentary by the Open [...]

Citing ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Motto, 3,000+ Google Employees Demand Company End Work On Pentagon Drone Project

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

"By entering into this contract, Google will join the ranks of companies like Palantir, Raytheon, and General Dynamics." More than 3,000 Google employees have signed a letter that's circulating [...]

The Robot, Unemployment, And Immigrants

By Roberto Savio, Transform-network.net -

Going out, you swipe the card, which goes to your bank account or to a credit card, and that it is. No ques, no cashiers, fast and easy. The first shop, in Seattle, has a roaring success. Nobody [...]

We Can Pull CO2 From Air, But It’s No Silver Bullet For Climate Change

By Sabrina Shankman, Insideclimatenews.org -

While technologies are being developed that can remove carbon dioxide from the air, they aren't yet feasible on the scale needed to slow global warming, Europe's national science academies warn [...]

Barcelona Kicks Microsoft Out In Favor Of Open Source

By Derick Sullivan M. Lobga, Itsfoss.com -

A Spanish newspaper, El País, has reported that the City of Barcelona is in the process of migrating its computer system to Open Source technologies. According to the news report, the city plans [...]

Tribute To James Dolan, Co-Creator Of SecureDrop; Tragically Passed Away

By Trevor Timm, Freedom.press -

Beyond a couple references on our website, that New Yorker story is virtually all that is in the public domain about James’s involvement in the project—and that’s how he preferred it. James was [...]

Snowden’s New App Turns Phones Into Home Security Systems

By Andy Greenberg, Wired.com -

YOUR DIGITAL SECURITY, any sufficiently paranoid person will remind you, is only as good as your physical security. The world's most sensitive users of technology, like dissidents, activists, or [...]

‘Shrinking The Technosphere’ Review

By Frank Kaminski, Islandbreath.blogspot.com -

When the average person thinks about technology, the first thing that comes to mind isn't a family dog or cat. Nor would one likely consider a flock of chickens, a packet of seeds or a sack of [...]

TSA Facial Recognition; Part Of Growing Biometric Surveillance System

By Michael Maharrey, activistpost.com -

By Michael Maharrey for Activist Post - The federal government plans to use a TSA program advertised as a way to avoid lines at airport security checkpoints to harvest photos and other biometric [...]

Madrid As A Democracy Lab

By Bernardo Gutierrez, www.opendemocracy.net -

By Bernardo Gutierrez for Open Democracy - During the occupation of Puerta del Sol in Madrid in 2011, the hackers at the core of Madrid's 15M developed a platform for anyone to make political [...]

As Sessions Promises Drug War Escalation, Listen To Drug War Prisoners

By Doran Larson, www.theconversation.com -

By Doran Larson for The Conversation - Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced a return to a pre-Obama policy of seeking maximum penalties for all drug crimes, including low-level, [...]

190+ Engineers & Tech Experts Tell FCC It’s Dead Wrong

By Karl Bode, www.techdirt.com -

By Karl Bode for Tech Dig - There's now 11 million comments on the FCC's plan to kill net neutrality, a record for the agency and a significantly higher output than the 4 million comments the FCC [...]

World’s Young Face $535 Trillion Bill For Climate

By Tim Radford, www.climatenewsnetwork.net -

By Tim Radford for Climate News Network - LONDON, 19 July, 2017 – One of the world’s most famous climate scientists has just calculated the financial burden that tomorrow’s young citizens will [...]

Building The Networked City From The Ground Up With Citizens

By Bianca Pick, www.magazine.ouishare.net -

By Bianca Pick for Oui Share Magazine - One key point is access to housing. The government is not only tracking down big banks that leave apartments empty but also confronting platforms like [...]

Tree Biotech Conference Disrupted Amidst Week Of Protest

By Staff, www.stopgetrees.org -

By Staff of The Campaign to Stop GE Trees - Concepción, Chile – Today the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) 2017 Tree Biotechnology Conference was forced to cancel its [...]