Old Ways of Technology are Making Their Way into the Future
We read books from our iPads, we have access to all the knowledge in the world. A lot of things have changed thanks to development in our technology. However, certain things stayed the same. The way we use a toaster, kettle, and microwave is the same.
Some technology is making its way into the future unchanged or at least fundamentally the same. The perfect example is radio. It’s almost strange that we still have and use radio in 2018.
Old technology that we still use evolved but not that significantly.
We can conclude that the technology we thought we won’t need anymore will be around for a while. Even with eBooks, paper books are not extinct. Moreover, books are being sold more than ever before.
We often think that new technology will suppress the old one. However, our old technology is still around and it might evolve slightly but it won’t go away.
Twitter Fails to Take Down Xanax Adverts
Twitter and Instagram have been criticized by an MP from Enfield Southgate in London for neglecting to react to posts promoting Xanax.
The anti-anxiety medication is progressively being used recreationally by youngsters, some of whom have required treatment in a hospital.
Xanax’s producer Pfizer stated that anybody getting Xanax via web-based networking media will purchase a fake product.
Twitter said the adverts were made by users instead of being authentic promotional material by Xanax’ manufacturer.
The Labour MP for Enfield Southgate in London raised his concerns in parliament: “I’m very concerned that accounts are still up after being reported. I think social media companies need to take greater and swifter action to stop these dealers from selling Xanax online.”
The BBC reported that Facebook rushed to bring down all posts publicizing and advertising Xanax, Twitter neglected to remove any of 16 ads and pages promoting Xanax.
These posts, promoting the medication were made by Twitter’s users, not any company related to Xanax production.
Instagram took seven of 10 ads in the past two weeks, yet one post stayed online and it was active for a quite some time.
Xanax is a name of the drug alprazolam, which is generally recommended in the US to treat tension and anxiety. A member of the Xanax’s global security team warned that the use of fake Xanax is increasingly high. He said: “What we are seeing is a fast-developing market controlled by criminals and organized crime groups.”
Senate Vote on Net Neutrality
Democrats are trying to force Republicans in the US Senate to preserve the Obama era rules on net neutrality.
A vote on a bill to turn back the repeal of Federal Communications Commission’s on net neutrality is scheduled for Wednesday, 16th May 2018.
Sen. Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts is leading the fight in the US Senate, filed a called discharge petition on the bill, which started the clock on the legislative effort to preserve the Obama-era rules.
Democrats across the country are using the Congressional Review Act to try to stop the FCC’s repeal from the last year of net neutrality. The current law allows Congress 60 legislative days to undo a regulation from a federal agency.
Democrats need majorities in both the House and Senate, and they need the president’s signature, to roll back the FCC’s vote.
The net neutrality rules prevent wireless and broadband companies from blocking or slowing internet traffic. The net neutrality rules have become highly politicized, with Democrats and many internet companies, such as Google and Facebook, which are strongly voicing their support. A majority of the American public supports net neutrality.
Chuck Schumer, the New York senator, and Democratic minority leader released a statement “The internet should be kept free and open like our highways, accessible and affordable to every American, regardless of ability to pay. The repeal of net neutrality is not only a blow to the average consumer, but it is a blow to public schools, rural Americans, communities of color and small businesses. A vote against this resolution will be a vote to protect large corporations and special interests, leaving the American public to pay the price.”