Technology

Bad Blood

It sounded like a good idea.

(Strike that.)

It sounded like a great idea: one simple blood test that required a single finger prick would give “everyday Americans unlimited control over their health,” The New York Times writes (Mar. 15).

The key promise Theranos founder … Read More

On November 10, His Holiness Pope Francis addressed a Vatican symposium on nuclear disarmament.

Francis told his audience that nuclear weapons exist “in the service of a mentality of fear that affects not only the parties in conflict but the entire human race.”

Speaking to … Read More

“I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.” – Ronald Reagan… Read More

Privacy v. Security: What’s next?

The battle between Apple and the F.B.I. is beginning to carry some of the same drama as the final season of the PBS series, Downton Abbey. After discussing alternatives with Apple and other Silicon Valley tech companies for the past year, F.B.I. Director James … Read More

Late Friday, CNN Tech reported (Feb. 19) that The House Energy and Commerce Committee has invited Apple CEO Tim Cook and F.B.I. Director James Comey “to explain to Congress and the American people the issues at play and how they plan to move forward.” This … Read More

Privacy v. Security

When terrorists Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik were killed by police after they attacked and killed 14 co-workers in San Bernardino, California, the FBI immediately began examining their cell phones to determine if the husband and wife had any connections to ISIS or other terrorists.… Read More

When it comes to privacy and your personal information, the NSA is not the organization we need to worry about the most, data brokers are.

As I discussed on Monday, data brokers are busy compiling detailed profiles not only of your likes and dislikes, but … Read More