Facebook ‘unintentionally uploaded’ E-Mail contacts of 1.5 million users

The social media giant did so without user consent, but says it is now deleting such data. Since May 2016, 1.5 million users have had their E-Mail contacts harvested by Facebook upon sign-up, without being asked for consent. Security researcher ‘e-sushi’ found that Facebook was requesting the passwords to some users’ E-Mail accounts to verify […]

Google+ is shut down today

The consumer version of Google’s failed social media platform is laid to rest today. Google+ now lays rest in The Google Cemetery, alongside other dead projects such as the URL shortening service goo.gl, and instant messaging app Google Allo. Launched in 2011, Google+ was Google’s shot at a social media platform like Facebook and Tumblr. […]

30,000.00 Fine & 3 Years Prison for LOOKING at Torrent Sites & Blocked URLs in India

Internet users in India are in a state of shock, panic, and, well, amusement. According to a new Department of Telecommunications notification, first reported by India Today, viewing or visiting a blocked URL or a banned torrent site, let alone downloading or distributing copyrighted content, will attract a 3-year jail sentence and a hefty fine of INR […]

Solar-Powered Pipe Will Desalinate 1.5 Billion Gallons Of Drinking Water For California

Drinking Water

It’s no secret that California is in the midst of a devastating drought. Though Governor Jerry Brown implemented California’s first-ever mandatory water restrictions last year, the drought still encompasses more than 98% of the state. Considering that California is the world’s fifth-largest supplier of food, this is bad news. As the world’s population grows, the amount […]

Tesla of the Skies: NASA’s All-Electric Zero-Emission High-Speed Plane Ready to Fly.

NASA

America’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is planning a test flight for its battery-powered two-seater aircraft, saying it would not rely on fossil fuels; cruise at higher speeds than the existing traditional aircraft, and reduce noise and carbon emissions for future air travel. The electric plane — which NASA is calling the X-57 — includes […]

EU Commission Exposes Apple and Irish Government Sweetheart Tax Deals, Slaps Apple with $14.5 Billion Fine

EU Commission takes on Apple

There’s absolutely no discretion in the way that multiple corporations run the United States. Political actors within the government are no more than surrogates of these corporations with the goal of maximising their profit.  As these massive corporations continually break laws and bypass taxes through loopholes created by their friendly political counterparts; the american system […]