Cyber Wars threaten to erode sovereign power

By Daniel Dobrygowski Daniel Dobrygowski is Head of Governance and Policy, Global Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum. Governments are attacking civilians in a time of peace, according to Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft, at the RSA cybersecurity conference in San Francisco on 17 April 2018. These attacks aren’t with tanks and warplanes, but… Continue reading Cyber Wars threaten to erode sovereign power

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Best Web Hosting Services for Small Businesses

By Candidread Staff If you’re a small business owner in the throes of launching your own e-commerce website — or upgrading your existing one — you probably know you need a web hosting service. If you’re a small business owner in the throes of launching your own e-commerce website — or upgrading your existing one — you probably know you need a web hosting… Continue reading Best Web Hosting Services for Small Businesses

Why Humans are the main reason for Fake News

Even as bots start to take over the internet, humans remain the likeliest culprits to spread fake news Even as bots start to take over the internet, humans remain the likeliest culprits to spread fake news Earlier this month, the Pew Research Center released a remarkable report showing that, in the summer of 2017, two-thirds of the links… Continue reading Why Humans are the main reason for Fake News

Must read books to get hold of complex systems

  By Candidread Staff Developing a basic understanding (and a sense of intuition) around how complex systems work may be the most important things we’ve learned in the last 2 years. Complex systems are any system with many different components that interact with each other. They are characterized by the phrase “the whole is greater… Continue reading Must read books to get hold of complex systems

NASA’s lunar space station

  NASA’s goal of returning to the moon should see a major push in early 2019, when the agency awards its first contract for the lunar “Gateway” program. The Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway is NASA’s planned “staging” area intended for studies of the moon and the deep-space environment. Eventually, it will function as a way station for astronauts traveling to and from… Continue reading NASA’s lunar space station

Amazon’s 2-hour delivery plans for India

Amazon India aims to deliver your orders within 2 hours Soon you will be able to order all you need from Amazon and have it delivered to your doorstep within two hours. The company’s big plans for India this year include delivering packages in two hours in four cities as an attempt to expand and broaden its… Continue reading Amazon’s 2-hour delivery plans for India

Will the car of the future sell your data?

  By Candidread Staff As smarter vehicles become troves of personal information, get ready for coupon offers at the next stoplight Picture this: You’re driving home from work, contemplating what to make for dinner, and as you idle at a red light near your neighborhood pizzeria, an ad offering $5 off a pepperoni pie pops… Continue reading Will the car of the future sell your data?

What Good Is ‘Community’ When Someone Else Makes All the Rules?

  By Carina Chocano Life online can offer us a sense of belonging in any number of virtual villages. But the power to control those spaces isn’t very communal at all You can tell a lot about the cultural status of capitalism by how we refer to people who buy stuff. “Customer,” with its implicit deference — its… Continue reading What Good Is ‘Community’ When Someone Else Makes All the Rules?

What went wrong at Facebook?

A months long investigation uncovered concerns that Cambridge Analytica may have used improperly obtained academic data to craft its psychometric profiles. In early 2014, a couple years before a bizarre election season marred by waves of false stories and cyberattacks and foreign disinformation campaigns, thousands of Americans were asked to take a quiz. On Amazon’s… Continue reading What went wrong at Facebook?

Women In Tech: Educated, Ambitious And Underpaid

  As Women’s History Month nears its close in 2018, many people have been reflecting on the struggles women have faced in the past and the strides they are making toward changing the future. Tech is one area of specific interest here, as it’s a place where women have traditionally been under-represented. But is that… Continue reading Women In Tech: Educated, Ambitious And Underpaid