On Sept 7, one day after the announcement, China signs a new trade agreement with Russia. Russia promises to sell China as much crude oil as it desires. In this agreement, crude will not be bought or sold with US dollars, between the two nations. This was the start of what became known as the “anti-dollar alliance” by two of the most powerful adversaries of the US. The very backbone of the US economy is crude oil. Therefore, this can be viewed as one of the biggest shifts in global currency in history – and nobody was talking about it!
Since the first week of 2017, “digital activists” and bloggers have been mysteriously vanishing in Pakistan. It’s been reported, four “citizen journalists”were abducted from the city of Multan, on January 1. Reports suggest that the journalists were summoned to the FIA’s(Federal Investigation Authority) office but never returned.
We pay hundreds for smart phones and computers. Software is then required, for these devices to meet our individual needs. Things like anti-virus software, or word processing software, are required to complete work tasks – or keep your computer safe. We pay for this software, while giving our personal information to the developers; rarely paying attention to their privacy policies. Therefore, when you select the box labelled “I agree to the terms and policies”, you’re passively consenting to the distribution of your information, in whichever way that particular company sees fit.
A Walmart store in Fort MacMurray, Alberta, Canada reportedly has been selling contaminated food. Walmart Canada and four of its managers are now facing 174 charges in relation to fire-contaminated food.
Written By: Adam Peach To understand the current world around us, we have to understand the fundamentals of how decisions are actually made. Why have we not achieved world peace? Why have we not ended world hunger or world poverty? Why are there still constant wars being fought […]
Data is collected as our devices pass through all kinds of different networks as we travel and interact in daily life. As we walk past restaurants, subway stations, schools, retail stores, libraries, you name it – data is being generated from your device whether it be a computer, phone, tablet, or car. It’s commonly known by now, that our cars are also on the internet and as we drive we are interacting with all of the other public networks around us, which generates data.
As described in my last article, Big Data is a rapidly growing billion-dollar industry in which it’s fundamentals include massive collection of user/consumer data for the purposes of analytics, forecasting and marketing – and more! While this can be very extremely useful in various fields – particularly the medical field – it also raises a question in regards to user/consumer privacy. Should companies be allowed to collect our data and use it to analyze our trends, interests, and frequent locations without us knowing? Does this breach our privacy in any way? Should we allow anyone to continuously make records of basically everything we do, everywhere we go and every particular activity we are engaging in without our consent to this kind of mass social experimentation.