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Google has come under increased scrutiny when they were rumored to have violated people's personal rights and viewed people's personal information, such as emails or passwords, with0ut the individuals consent. The Federal Communications Commission(FCC) has stated that although Google has not violated any major laws it was indeed partly responsible and was fined $25,000 as a result. The scandal is centered around an engineer, which has been labeled as anoymous name of "Engineer Doe", who worled for Google andtold Google officials that they can collect payload data from individuals which then can track the individuals wi-fi networks and location. Payload... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2012 at Global Media News
As of late Bo Xilai has come under alot of scrutiny. Bo Xilai is a former Chinese politician who held many top seats in the Chinese government but was removed from his position amongst heavy allegations. The allegations all started when Bo Xilai's wife was accused of murdering English businessman Neil Haywood in November 2011. The problem arose when Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun went to the US consulate with documents about their crime and other scandalous info and threatened to turn them in. Wang was then detained and sent to local authorities by Xilai's police force where he was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at Global Media News
The N.R.A, or simply the National Rifle Association, has come under alot of scrutiny lately with the recent murder of Trayvon Martin. The NRA is a group that supports the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms, and advocates the use of firearm ownership and self-defense. The Trayvon Martin case is a very important one for the NRA, especially around the ownership of guns. It is estimated that around 919,831 people carry permits to own a gun in Florida alone so it's no surprise that the NRA are heavily involved with the issue and attempting to fix their image. They... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2012 at Global Media News
With the rise of technology and media should we be focused on protecting and concealing our identities? Russian developer, i-Free, has removed their app after serious concerns over privacy and safety issues. I-free created their app, Girls Around Me, which used info from Foursquare a social network that specializes in location based networks. This allowed users of the application to track other users who checked into the program and allowed them to view their publicly viewed photos. The app also has received over 70,000 downloads during the period it was on Itunes. Users of this application could view other user... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at Global Media News
Smart-phones and other handheld devices have become an appealing market for advertisers. This is no surprise as many Americans own either a smart-phone or handheld device, according to, a recent Pew Poll estimates that around 35% of adult males own a smart-phone device and it's estimated that around 100 million americans own a smartphone device in total. This is a large number and this is key for advertisers and marketers looking to find new markets to spread their product. Smart-phones are becoming more and more involved with people's lives but the way people use them are starting to change.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at Global Media News
Is giving your Facebook password a part of the job interview? According to the Huffington Post a job applicant in Seattle was asked for his facebook password during his interview to override his private facebook account. For employers it's simple, Facebook is playing a major role in people's lives and a comment said by someone on facebook could ruin the companies image locally and abroad. Employers want an individual who would represent their company in a positive manner and not one who will tarnish their reputation. In an interview with the Huffington Post Captain Mike Harvey analyzed the importance of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2012 at Global Media News
Apple has come under increased scrutiny with figures and reports showing that Apple employs a great amount of their workforce overseas and not in the United States. According to the New York Times Apple currently employs approximately 700,000 people overseas and most of them located in China and other developing nations. Having employees in these nations benefits Apple as they are able to employ people in these countries much cheaper and enforce harsher conditions as these countries don't have the same standards as the US does in regulating safety, wages, employment and other key factors. As a result this drives... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at Global Media News
Online shopping and retailing are extremely popular in Western society but it's starting to spread to other parts in the world such as the Middle East. According to BBC customers in the region spend currently $1.1billion through the internet and it's expected to rise to $2.2billion by 2016. One general manager views online selling as an essential part for his company, in an interview with BBC news Ahmad Ayyash said, ""We really don't want to be left behind," Mr Ayyash says. "Online sales and e-commerce is definitely gaining momentum in this marketplace. We believe this is the way to go... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at Global Media News
There are many different languages on this Earth. However, with time modernization is slowly making many indigenous languages spoken by a few become endangered. Can technology and other rises in media save these endangered languages from dying out? Languages are becoming extinct at a rapid pace and according to BBC news half of the 7,000 languages spoken on Earth today will become extinct by century's end. Technology is having a positive and negative effect on the extinction and preservation of languages on earth today. Some ways in which technology is having a postive effect on these endangered languages is by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2012 at Global Media News
Internet piracy is becoming more frequent today with the rise of Technology. On one side it's allowing many people an opportunity to watch and listen to movies, music and other entertainment but on the other hand it could be a destructive force that ruins the intellectual property of Artists and results in a economic loss to the figures involved. For the general population that has no affiliation with hollywood or other media companies it's an easy choice. Downloading and streaming can save people tons of money and they might be able to find a show or song that they wouldn't... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2012 at Global Media News
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