Zuckerberg Says Muslims Will Always Be Welcome On Facebook

Facebook Muslims Mark Zuckerberg urged the world not to “succumb to cynicism” despite bigots like Donald Trump calling for Muslims to be banned from entering the United States. Today, Facebook’s CEO posted on his site that “I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in our community and around the world…As the leader of Facebook I want you to know that you are always welcome here… Read More

Privacy Advocates Celebrate The End Of The NSA’s Phone Record Collection Program

capitol The NSA shut down its bulk phone record collection program yesterday, more than two years since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden exposed the program to journalists and prompted a global debate about surveillance technology. The program has been marked to sunset since Congress passed the USA Freedom Act earlier this year. But in light of the terror attacks that rocked Paris earlier this… Read More

Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates Join Forces To Invest in Clean Energy Technology

clean energy shutterstock The founders of Facebook and Microsoft are teaming up to solve climate change. Mark Zuckerberg announced today that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have launched the Breakthrough Energy Coalition with Bill Gates to invest in zero-carbon energy technology around the world. The organization’s membership roster includes some of the most prolific names in technology, including Richard… Read More

The Meme Election

giphy-trump Social media has been playing an increasingly critical role in political elections. The 2008 presidential election, dubbed the “Facebook Election,” was the first time voters could view and share debates, interviews, commercials and statements on-demand. 2012 saw the evolution continue with Barack Obama utilizing social platforms to not just distribute his message, but actually… Read More

Federal Officials Are Warming Up To Self-Driving Cars

Google car As self-driving cars rapidly develop, federal officials are beginning to rethink their stance on the technology. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced yesterday that an update would be coming to the nation’s self-driving car policy in coming weeks. “I want the posture of our agency to be obviously vigilant on the safety front, but I don’t want our agency to be… Read More

I’ll Take The Google Self-Driving Car With Florence Swanson’s Artwork On It

Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 5.02.47 PM Google’s fun little project called “Paint The Town” for their self-driving cars is a great way to connect with communities. It takes trust to allow vehicles that drive themselves for the most part, and Austin seems to be trusting Google quite a bit. That’s a good thing. I just want to say this, if I were to ride around in Google’s self-driving car, I want mine… Read More

I’ll Take The Google Self-Driving Car With Florence Swanson’s Artwork On It

Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 5.02.47 PM Google’s fun little project called “Paint The Town” for their self-driving cars is a great way to connect with communities. It takes trust to allow vehicles that drive themselves for the most part, and Austin seems to be trusting Google quite a bit. That’s a good thing. I just want to say this, if I were to ride around in Google’s self-driving car, I want mine… Read More