Month: January 2018

Why net neutrality isn’t as necessary as many people claim

The argument that we are given Internet access by only a few companies who cooperate and divide up the land among themselves is totally valid. But there may be a silver lining we’re not seeing that is staring us right in the face. The potential of the free market. Specifically, Google Fiber. Google entered the scene in the 90s solely as a search engine and its assets and capital at the time were no where near what they have today. Google is a brand people trust and depend on and they decided to start introducing fiber optic Internet access...

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U.K. politician Ben Wallace imposes taxes on Facebook, Google for data on terrorism

British Conservative Party politician Ben Wallace recently accused tech companies Facebook and Google for not taking effective action toward removing speech aiming to radicalize people, terrorizing the innocent community. In order to combat online extremism, Wallace believes certain taxes should be imposed if companies like Facebook and Google refuse to give up this harmful information, especially considering they are happy to sell data to advertisers for profit. “We should stop pretending that because they sit on beanbags in T-shirts they are not ruthless profiteers,” Wallace said. “They will ruthlessly sell our details to loans and soft-porn companies but not...

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Marijuana producers in Canada fined up to $1 million for using banned pesticides

An investigation by The Globe and Mail found compelling evidence of federally regulated marijuana companies in Canada using banned pesticides for weed production. According to Health Canada, illegal use of unapproved chemicals can be dangerous to people who consume marijuana, so federal legislation must crack down on growers, dispensaries, and companies. In order to enforce compliance to the regulations, Health Canada regularly conducts inspections of licensed producers of cannabis, ensuring cooperative action to keep users safe. Producers caught using unauthorized could get fined up to $1 million per violation. “I think it’s a positive step forward,” said Scott Wood, a...

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Nigerian army claims over 700 people have escaped Boko Haram captivity

According to the HQ Nigerian Army Facebook page, many farmers and fisherman were able to escape the captivity of terrorists from Boko Haram, a small Islamic State in West Africa. As you can tell, Colonel Timothy Antigha was happy to share with the Nigerian community how there is still hope for a country that has been in danger from Boko Haram military violence. Many reports show the turmoil some of these innocent Africans go through, as you can see in the video...

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New York City-based apartment to accept bitcoin as rental payments

In an effort to modernize and become a bigger player in the real estate market, New York City-based Brookliv has begun to accept bitcoin as a form of payment. Brookliv’s owner, Ari Weber, has stated that he hopes bitcoin will help them attract more young clients. The ability to predict new trends in an ever-changing market is another reason they decided to make that move. “The market is changing, whether we like it or not. We foresee the norm will be cryptocurrencies being used for rental market and beyond in the near future,” Weber says. Allowing tenants to pay for...

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