Home surveillance for the holidays

December 11, 2015

The Internet of Things promises to make life more efficient, enjoyable and secure by connecting everything you own–and even your body–directly to the Internet. But anything that’s linked to the cloud can be watched or hacked.

Your brain on Wi-Fi

December 9, 2015

Transhumanists see a future where our brains are wirelessly connected to the Internet, giving us godlike powers. Besides being a breathtakingly bad idea, this sci-fi vision has become an alternate religion, promising heaven on a silicon chip.

Putin calls Erdogan’s bluff

December 2, 2015

Monday, Turkey’s President Erdogan said he would resign if there was evidence that Turkey was buying black market oil from ISIS. Today, Russia presented that evidence complete with maps, surveillance video, and satellite photos.

To be as gods

November 6, 2015

This week on Sci-Friday, we focus on technology. The Singularity is near–and so is a one-world government.

Houston says ‘no’

November 5, 2015

Voters in Houston rejected an ordinance that would have allowed transgender people to use bathrooms of the opposite sex in public places.

The UN is watching you

November 4, 2015

The UN has announced a goal of building a global database of biometric identity data by 2030. Are you ready for your mark?

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