November 26, 2008 As Internet search engine Google has exploded in popularity — adding new applications all the time — it also has sparked concerns about privacy, security and censorship online. The company’s motto is "Don’t Be Evil," but is Google living up to it?
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Facebook has more than 845 million active users per month and the number is growing steadily. But is Facebook really your friend? Critics say it destroys the notion of privacy and devalues friendship. But Facebook fans see the social networking site as a tool that enhances life and creates a true global village. Coming up on Big Ideas: an Intelligence Squared debate from the UK.
Intelligence Squared Debate: Both Major Parties are Failing the Australian People - Big Idea - 7 April 2011
This debate is, to say the least, timely. Perhaps at no other time in our recent history has the role of parties, their ‘inner’ workings and the power of apparatchiks been so under the spotlight. It used to be that politics was a matter of principle, where the major parties were committed to political ideals and the public good…but were they really?
Two physicists, a skeptic and a scholar try to answer that question in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.