Month: May 2018

Constant Interruptions From Smartphone Can Impact Brain Chemistry, Scientists Say

CBS Philadelphia | Source URL PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Constant interruptions from alerts and messages on your smartphone can impact brain chemistry. It can be hard to concentrate when you’re always being diverted by your phone. It’s a pattern that scientists say creates something they call the switch cost. Research shows […]

How Do You Get Off the US “Kill List”?

Marjorie Cohn | Truthout | Source URL After the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration created a secret “kill list” to step up the targeting of alleged terrorists for assassination. The criteria for inclusion on the list have apparently morphed over three presidential administrations, yet they remain elusive. Last year, two journalists filed a […]

The Line Between Big Tech & Defense Work

Wired | Source URL FOR MONTHS, A growing faction of Google employees has tried to force the company to drop out of a controversial military program called Project Maven. More than 4,000 employees, including dozens of senior engineers, have signed a petition asking Google to cancel the contract. Last week, Gizmodo reported that a […]