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“We need more, not less democracy” and “Intelligence services have failed us” by Jacob Appelbaum (Video)

Journalist and researcher for the Tor project, Jacob Appelbaum talks about technology, freedom and resisting surveillance at the World Forum for Democracy.

Read a transcript of the speech here: https://goo.gl/WSE3mK

This video is published as part of an openDemocracy editorial partnership with the World Forum for Democracy.

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The matrix is real: modern enslavement to tech

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Source: informationclearinghouse.info

By: John W. Whitehead

If ever Americans sell their birthright, it will be for the promise of expediency and comfort delivered by way of blazingly fast Internet, cell phone signals that never drop a call, thermostats that keep us at the perfect temperature without our having to raise a finger, and entertainment that can be simultaneously streamed to our TVs, tablets and cell phones.

Likewise, if ever we find ourselves in bondage, we will have only ourselves to blame for having forged the chains through our own lassitude, laziness and abject reliance on internet-connected gadgets and gizmos that render us wholly irrelevant.

Indeed, while most of us are consumed with our selfies and trying to keep up with what our so-called friends are posting on Facebook, the megacorporation Google has been busily partnering with the National Security Agency (NSA), the Pentagon, and other governmental agencies to develop a new “human” species, so to speak.

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Why reading on a screen before bed is a bad idea

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By: Damon Beres

Sourcehuffingtonpost.com

You’ve heard that using screens before bedtime can mess with your sleep, but new research suggests the problem is even more serious.

Reading from an iPad before bed not only makes it harder to fall asleep, but also impacts how sleepy and alert you are the next day, according to new research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, said the findings could impact anyone who uses an eReader, laptop, smartphone, or certain TVs before bed.

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Documentary: Earthrise – Barbados goes green (Video)

info-pictogram1 Earthrise travels to Barbados to see how the tiny island has become a world leader in solar thermal technology.
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Documentary: Innovate Africa – Transforming food (Video)

info-pictogram1 Real-life Farmville and a pregnancy app for cows – mobile technology is changing the way farmers do business in Africa.
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‘Text Neck’ – Staring at Smartphones and Tablets is DESTROYING Your Neck and Spinal Cord! (Video)

Sony technology found in an Israeli missile in Gaza (Video)

info-pictogram1 A piece of an Israeli rocket discovered by Press TV correspondent in ‪#‎Gaza‬ showed that ‪#‎Sony‬ Corporation has provided the Israel regime with cameras and high-tech control boards to equip its missiles.
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Top 5 online jobs for Muslim sisters

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Source: http://www.idealmuslim.com/

Online jobs are jobs which can be worked via the internet. Most online jobs are jobs which require a person to work from wherever they can, as long as they have an active internet connection where they are working. Online jobs mostly revolve around the internet and people who work online jobs are typically required to work with elements which are related to or revolve around the concept of the internet and the many websites in existence. Online jobs are extremely popular, especially in the ongoing era of technology, innovation and the World Wide Web. In fact, online jobs are considered to be the best jobs for the people of today.

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Digital Insanity: Can We Auto-Correct Humanity? Why I Refuse to Let Technology Control Me (Video)

info-pictogram1 Prince EA delivering a beautiful spoken word piece about why humanity needs to unplug from our digital worlds.