According to a recent YouGov poll, 13 percent of IT decision makers believe technology could destroy the Earth, with the leading causes of our demise including the prevention of evolution (74 percent), military and warfare (66 percent), artificial intelligence (44 percent), and environmental issues (38 percent).
And 27 percent of those polled believe the Terminator plot and Skynet (which deploys the army of Terminators against us) could become a reality in the future.
The president of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, has died at the age of 55, according to a press release from the company.
“Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth,” reads the statement.
Iwata underwent surgery last year to remove the growth and had resumed his duties after a brief period of recovery.
Mozilla revealed big plans for Firefox earlier this month, including that it would be bringing the browser to new platforms like Windows 10. We didn’t focus much on that part of the news because it wasn’t much of a surprise: Firefox has supported every Microsoft desktop OS since the ancient Windows XP. As such, we didn’t expect it to look very different than the current release, and now we can say that’s true.
Bad enough that you are in the business of selling spyware to governments and law enforcement agencies around the world to spy upon citizens and those fighting for democracy.
Even worse that your company suffers a massive attack, with your email archives, source code and confidential internal documents published online by the hackers.
Yesterday the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines and the Wall Street Journal all suffered computer glitches that shut down trading, grounded planes around the world and crashed the paper’s homepage. All three institutions deny that it had anything to do with cyber-attacks – these were just run-of-the-mill computer problems.