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Technology

A Transhumanist Wants to be US President?

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June 30, 2016
Zoltan

Unnoted by many, the transhumanist forerunner Zoltan Istvan has founded the “U.S. Transhumanist Party” and is running for U.S. president in the November 2016 election. He is touring the nation in his campaign vehicle, the “Immortality Bus,” since one of his promises is: “Do you want to live forever? Vote for me!”.

Verizon to Pay $1.35 Million to Settle Zombie Cookie Privacy Charges

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March 15, 2016
Tracking Websites

Verizon agreed to pay $1.35 million to settle Federal Communications Commission charges that it violated customers’ privacy when it used a hidden undeletable number to track cellphone users. In the settlement, Verizon also agreed to make its unkillable “zombie” cookie opt-in, meaning that users are not tracked by default. Previously, users had been tracked...

The Miracle Money Making Vest

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January 28, 2016
Defibrillator

For the past fifteen years Zoll Medical has done a remarkable job selling their wearable defibrillator and has certainly created a perfect name for it: The LifeVest. Too many local news agencies, who commonly neglect performing adequate research into their stories, have in essence promoted Zoll’s product as a lifesaver – and too often...

Fact-Checking the Debate on Encryption

Encryption

As politicians and counter-terrorism officials search for lessons from the recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, senior officials have called for limits on technology that sends encrypted messages. It’s a debate that has repeatedly recurred for more than a decade.In the 1990s, the Clinton Administration directed technology companies to store copies of...

Is Your TV Watching You?

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November 9, 2015
TV Watching You

The tracking which Vizio calls "Smart Interactivity" is turned on by default for the more than 10 million Smart TVs that the company has sold. Vizio's technology works by analyzing snippets of the shows you're watching, whether on traditional television or streaming Internet services such as Netflix, then provides data about customers' viewing habits...

The Rube Goldberg Machine

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October 4, 2015
Car Engine

The development of the automobile was a simple progression of technology. There’s nothing wrong with the idea, but what happens when the tool controls the operator, when the tool becomes the master and the primary source of our nation’s maladies?

The Age of Transhumanist Politics – Part III

Posthuman

Do we now have to get used to relatively radical technophilic views in the public realm, received especially by the newer generations of internet and mobile phones? This is going to be one of the big issues in forthcoming years – not only in the USA, but in the West, and given the increasingly...

The Age of Transhumanist Politics – Part II

Birth of Transhumanism

Technology is emerging as a social and political force in its own right. The rapidity of technological evolution has caught governments off guard and slow to recognize and deal with the changing social and political landscapes. In contrast, militaries and the private sector are eagerly embracing these emerging technologies.

The Age of Transhumanist Politics Has Begun

Transhuman

Those who view the future human being as a technoid being, regard the mid 21st century as a probable date for reaching the singularity. That’s the moment when artificial intelligence allegedly surpasses that of human intelligence and becomes in some way “self-conscious.'

Verizon Will Now Let Users Kill Previously Indestructible “Zombie” Tracking Codes

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February 2, 2015
Binary Codes

Verizon says it will soon offer customers a way to opt out from having their smartphone and tablet browsing tracked via a hidden un-killable tracking identifier. The decision came after a ProPublica article revealed that an online advertiser, Turn, was exploiting the Verizon identifier to respawn tracking cookies that users had deleted. Two days...



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