The One Laptop Per Child Documentary [Video]

thenextweb-WEB_Publicity-7-730x484‘The micro and macro threads that WEB follows make it a fascinating film. Interviews with academics, technologists and entrepreneurs tackle the subject on an intellectual level, while watching the excitement of the children as they start using their laptops adds a vital emotional dimension.

‘WEB has been making its way around the film festival circuit, but this week is the first time that it’s available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Instant Video. Interviewees include Internet pioneer Vint Cerf, OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley and “Cognitive Surplus” author Clay Shirky…’

Computerized cars can be disabled by lenders
Lenders can remotely disable your car if you miss your loan payments
‘The thermometer showed a 103.5-degree fever, and her 10-year-old’s asthma was flaring up. Mary Bolender, who lives in Las Vegas, needed to get her daughter to an emergency room, but her 2005 Chrysler van would not start.

‘The cause was not a mechanical problem — it was her lender.

‘Ms. Bolender was three days behind on her monthly car payment. Her lender, C.A.G. Acceptance of Mesa, Ariz., remotely activated a device in her car’s dashboard that prevented her car from starting. Before she could get back on the road, she had to pay more than $389, money she did not have that morning in March…’

Filipino hackers hit AEGIS Global website
‘GodLike’ with LULZsec Hacks AEGIS Global Website
British ‘Pinoy defender’ Conlan could have started the issue
‘…Did that drive GodLike to hack the AEGIS Global website? Team 2ngaw was shocked to find a photo of the alleged hacking – but is it for real? We are not entirely sure because a quick check of AEGIS’s homepage shows that it was still running perfectly …

‘Now that the hackers were able to enter the site’s system [as can be seen in the hacked URL], does that mean they are planning to do more? I doubt they will stop at just sending that message page to the company, without trying to do something more…’
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Now Conlan writes letter to the PH President concerning urgent BPO concerns
‘The British national dubbed as “Pinoy at Heart’, Malcolm Conlan, is known to have actively defended Filipinos against bashers from all over the world; the latest of which is over the controversial Aegis Malaysia video which was described by many as a derogatory ad.

‘He has posted on his Facebook timeline an open letter to the Philippine president over BPO concerns (which he prays may reach the office of PNoy); the gist of which may be found in his message below:…’


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