Category Archives: TechNews

Drone Based Package Delivery

Amazon Prime Air could change the way you receive packages as early as 2015 to 2017. It is not surprising really, it was a matter of time before small lightweight drone technology was leveraged to gain an edge on the global competition. If the laws regarding the commercial use of drones changes in their favor and if Amazon can manage to pull it off drone delivery will be a major game changer for the entire industry. According to Amazon; “The goal of this new delivery system is to get packages into customers’ hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles.”

A Network In The Sky

If you wanted to provide broadband internet access to remote parts of the world without infrastructure how would you do it? Well you could run fiber optic cables but that’s not practical in some parts of the world. Wireless technology is an option but it relies on towers to be constructed and maintained. Satellite internet access is an option for some situations but remains simply too expensive for most. Google may have the answer albeit a rather “loony” idea. It’s called Project Loon and if the folks at Google are right it will create a wireless network in the sky.

NSA Prism Whistleblower Edward Snowden

The courageous Edward Snowden a 29 year old Systems Administrator reveals his reasons for going public and shares his fears about what he calls “Turnkey Tyranny”.

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Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/09/edward-snowden-nsa-whistleblower-surveillance#start-of-comments?guni=Network front:network-front full-width-1 bento-box:Bento box:Position1

Meet Edward Snowden, the NSA Whistleblower
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/06/meet-edward-snowden-the-nsa-whistleblower/276688/

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I do not expect to see home again’
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/09/nsa-whistleblower-edward-snowden-why

All Your Communications Are Being Monitored

By now everyone in the United States and around the world has read about the NSA surveillance program called Prism. It has been widely reported by news outlets worldwide. One of our editors brought this 2012 Democracy Now interview with James Bamford to our attention. It focuses on the massive Utah Data Center called “Bumblehive” a major site for what is known as the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative . It is enlightening considering this week’s revelations.

The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/

“Parts of NSA’s PRISM program declassified”USA Today, retrieved 9 June 2013

“US intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program”The Washington Post. June 6, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013.

“U.S. says it gathers online data abroad”New York Times.

“NSA Reportedly Mines Servers of US Internet Firms For Data”. NPR. 6 June 2013.