Three of the top presenters scheduled to speak at a technology conference in Texas next week will deliver their remarks remotely due to leak investigations that have left them all unable or unwilling to come to the United States.
Four stadia and their surroundings, airport terminals, roads, IT networks, service updates… Brazil has had seven years to organize their World Cup, but the last frenetic 100 days till kick off on June 12 has anything but the feel of final preparations.
Fears that a tense World Cup will take place amid demonstrations of millions of Brazilians and heavy security operations by an unreliable police force, after the fuss of the last few months, may not materialize.
Over 140 Brazilian cities have been pushed to ration water during the worst drought on record, according to a survey conducted by the country's leading newspaper. Some neighborhoods only receive water once every three days.
Following a report that passengers using Wi-Fi service at a Canadian airport were trailed for days via their wireless devices, one prominent Canadian politician has rejected the charges, while disparaging former Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald.
More than 2,000 protesters took to the streets of Brazil’s largest city of Sao Paulo on Saturday to rally against the high cost of the World Cup, marking this year’s first major protest against the tournament.
Protests by Brazil’s poor against the rich have taken a new turn. Local black youths are taking to shopping malls usually visited by the wealthy, cooking barbecues and dancing. The seemingly innocent rallies are drawing the government’s attention.
United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay has associated the global response to government mass surveillance with the collective uproar that eventually helped cripple South Africa’s apartheid regime.
A famous heavy metal band from the United Kingdom is using online metrics to identify fans that download its music. But the group isn’t taking the data to file a lawsuit against those fans. Instead, it’s using the information to perform concerts for them.