Right now, armies of marketers, pollsters and social scientists are trying to figure out what Americans are thinking about — issues like global warming or Lady Gaga's latest outfit. Surveys are only so good: It's hard to get a big enough sample to be sure of the results.
I logged on to Facebook this week to check out the changes so many people had been griping about in person. "Top News" blared above my News Feed and even more updates spewed in a stream in the right-hand corner of the screen.
"Hacktivists" are hitting the streets.The cyberguerrilla group Anonymous — known for high-profile computer attacks on corporate and government targets — is urging its followers to come out from behind their PCs on Saturday and occupy Wall Street.The aim: an Arab Spring-style protest over the "abuse
Time was when it took a fair amount of expertise to launch the kinds of illegal computer attacks that have become the hallmarks of "hacktivist" groups like Anonymous.Today, just about anyone can download user-friendly software capable of crippling websites.
If you’ve ever looked for some soothing sounds to help you relax, you may have come across something called binaural beats. If you search online, you’ll find hundreds of websites touting CD’s, mp3’s, and smartphone apps that make all sorts of health claims.