Saturday, November 26, 2022

Tag: Technology

Lessons for nonviolent activism in an era of digital authoritarianism

The world’s dictatorships are exporting repressive technologies and collaborating as they adapt to the digital era—activists should do the same.

Why the internet itself is a major environmental problem

If the internet were a country, it would be the sixth biggest user of electricity.

How unaccountable institutions are shaping your life

Three centers of power increasingly dominate our lives: The Supreme Court, the Federal Reserve, and Big Tech.

Why Closing the Digital Divide Will Strengthen America and Help US...

With huge disparities in internet access across America, building out the information superhighway will be as essential as modernizing roads and bridges as the nation strives to rebound from the pandemic, grow a more powerful economy and forge a brighter future for all.

Deadly rainbow: Will 5G precipitate the extinction of all life on...

‘You cannot contaminate the global electrical circuit with millions of pulsed, modulated electronic signals without destroying all of life.’

‘We refuse to create technology for warfare and oppression:’ Microsoft workers...

On behalf of workers at Microsoft, we're releasing an open letter to Brad Smith and Satya Nadella, demanding for the cancellation of the IVAS contract with a call for stricter ethical guidelines.

Huawei, tech war and geopolitics

Expect the tech war and geopolitical struggle to continue.

Google searches reveal public interest in conservation is rising

Public interest in both conservation and climate change seems to be rising, a new study has found.

New York City councilman proposes bill to help employees disconnect from...

The right to unplug would help employees draw clear lines and set boundaries in their personal lives.

Why We’ll Need a Universal Basic Income

As new technologies replace work, the question for the future is how best to provide economic security for all.

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The renewable energy transition is failing

Renewable energy isn’t replacing fossil fuel energy—it’s adding to it.

Let’s rename the day after Thanksgiving ‘extinction Friday’

The annual Black Friday ode to commercialism and overconsumption sits at the core of our ongoing destruction of Earth’s ecosystems.

Guinea Pig Nation: How the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reducing government regulations for ‘advanced’...

“Under the direction of Congress, the NRC is developing new regulations to facilitate licensing of experimental reactors."

Biden administration announces largest direct federal investment in transmission and distribution infrastructure

The announcement to dedicate $13 billion in grants to improve transmission and distribution systems will "improve energy resiliency through microgrids, local renewable energy, and energy storage.”

On Black Friday, Amazon workers in 40+ countries strike and protest ‘despicable’ treatment

"We have to make Amazon pay all its workers a decent wage in dignified workplaces and for its environmental damage."