Why Silicon Valley’s “growth at any cost” is the new “unsafe at any speed”

(video link) If there’s one person outside of government who has stood against Facebook’s crashing wave, it’s Ashkan Soltani. Late last year, the independent privacy researcher was suddenly called to speak before the UK Parliament about Facebook’s privacy practices, simply because he happened to be in London and, in his own words, “was just a […]

POV podcast: Cindy Klassen on changing the face of speed skating

Her first love was hockey. Cindy Klassen is known as one of the fastest and most decorated female speed skaters, but she started her athletic career with the goal of making Canada's first women's Olympic hockey team in 1998. Which goes to show — even for the greatest athletes, things don't always go as planned.   How fast […]

Canadian men claim World Cup speed skating bronze in Japan

Canada's men's team sprint squad captured the country's first medal at the season-opening speed skating World Cup event on Sunday in Obihiro, Japan. The team of Laurent Dubreuil, Christopher Fiola, Antoine Gelinas-Beaulieu and David La Rue finished the event third in one minute, 20.98 seconds. The Dutch took gold in 1:19.780 while Norway won silver in 1:20.790. […]

High speed tantrum: 11yo boy leads police on car chase over losing PlayStation (VIDEO)

An 11-year-old tearaway led Cleveland police on a hair-raising chase after his mom took his PlayStation away. It was the boy’s second high-speed car chase in 13 months. After his mother took away his beloved gadget on Sunday night, the boy swiped her keys and stole her 2013 Dodge Durango. The mother was unaware that […]

The speed boat that transforms into a submarine

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Videos,Autoblog Minute,Original Video This Hyper-Sub will make you feel like a super villain. Continue reading The speed boat that transforms into a submarine The speed boat that transforms into a submarine originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 12 Oct 2018 18:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use […]

Guilt-tripping Radar Speed Signs Could Soon Read Your Plate

Modern society seems to be divided into two camps — those who say, “If you aren’t doing anything wrong, why would you have a problem with [expanded government power A]?” and those who drop their copy of Reason in horror as each new measure designed to make society “safer” erodes their perceived freedom just a […]