Daily Archives: August 27, 2016

World should consider limits to future internet expansion to control energy consumption

The world should consider ways to limit data growth on the internet to prevent run-away energy consumption and help limit carbon emissions, say leading computer scientists.

Researchers from Lancaster University’s School of Computing and Communications argue that the growth of remote digital sensors and devices that are connected to the internet — commonly known as the Internet of Things — has the potential to bring unprecedented and, in principle, almost unlimited rises in energy consumed by smart technologies.

Protests, tear gas at Moldova independence day parade

Moldovan police on Saturday fired tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters during a parade to mark the former Soviet republic’s independence day.

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered near the main square of Chisinau, Moldova’s capital. Many shouted “thieves!” and “shame on you!” as President Nicolae Timofti and other officials laid floral wreaths at a monument honoring Stephen the Great, a 15th-century Moldovan hero.

Security Council strongly condemns DPRK missile launches

27 August 2016 – The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) launch of a ballistic missile from a submarine on 23 August, which follows a series of recent tests and launches the Council said is a “grave violation” of the DPRK’s international obligations and “in flagrant disregard” of repeated calls to halt such activity.

Venezuela | Mexico Begins to Fine and Dismiss Dissident Teachers

The affected teachers are all from southern states that have maintained a general strike against neoliberal education reforms.

Mexico’s Ministry of Education announced Friday that it will punish 44,486 striking teachers who didn’t show up to work in the first days of the school year, which kicked off on Monday, by either fining or firing them.