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On Ethics and Ethical Behavior
"Ethos," the Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-332 BCE) taught the world some 24 centuries ago, is very important for leaders to have and to demonstrate if they want to succeed in shaping public opinion. Individual and collective ethos is at the heart of who we are and what we stand for. Aristotle perfected his principles of rhetoric " effective political speech -- and taught his students the power of rhetoric, which he explained was one of the foundation stones of [then] emerging western democracy (in Ancient Greece).
News & Updates
London - German prosecutors have charged former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn with fraud over diesel emissions.
BERLIN - Germany’s motor vehicle authority KBA is investigating Daimler on suspicion that 60,000 Mercedes cars were fitted with software aimed at tricking emissions tests, the Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported on Sunday.
April 15, 2019 The Russians are screwing with the GPS system to send bogus navigation data to thousands of shipsSource: Greenwich Time
The Russians have started hacking into the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) on a mass scale in order to confuse thousands of ships and airplanes about where they are, according to a study of false GNSS signals by C4AD.
Research & Insights
February 7, 2019 Humans Are Eating Most of Earth's Largest Animals to ExtinctionSource: Live Science
According to the authors, at least 200 species (70 percent) of the world's largest animals are seeing their populations dwindle, and more than 150 face the risk of outright extinction
February 4, 2019 Vaping may be more harmful to teens than we thoughtSource: MarketWatch
Vaping is linked to at least trying a traditional cigarette, especially among “low-risk” youths, according to researchers at Boston University, University of Louisville and University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Source: NY Times
Scientists say the world’s oceans are warming far more quickly than previously thought, a finding with dire implications for climate change because almost all the excess heat absorbed by the planet ends up stored in their waters.
Commentary & Opinion
March 12, 2019 Is Ethical A.I. Even Possible?Source: NY Times
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — When a news article revealed that Clarifai was working with the Pentagon and some employees questioned the ethics of building artificial intelligence that analyzed video captured by drones, the company...
The reports overnight, first broken by TechCrunch, are that "desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a 'Facebook Research' VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user’s phone...
January 24, 2019 Editorial: The Guardian view on Davos: elites without answersSource: The Guardian
Any advantage that politicians see in attending the World Economic Forum are these days weighed against the disadvantage of being seen to attend.
I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
--Aristotle, on Ethics
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