As the audience and user-base of social media networks continues to expand in both number and age, industry sectors that previously had no presence online and now learning how to leverage these tools to extend their impact. advertisement advertisement In particular, the non-profit sector is one of these sectors to watch. It seems as if social media was made for it. Established social cause groups like PETA and Greenpeace, along with newcomers such as Kiva and Charity Water, are moving efforts to the digital space, but still maintaining their presence on the ground. With these methods working hand-in-hand, social cause and non-profit groups are able to reach more people than ever before. We’ve analyzed, identified, and ranked the top 50 new and established leaders in social cause based on digital efforts through social media, online engagement, and stretch. From this study, we can see just how much of an impact social networking and media can have, and the good they can … [Read more...] about Examining the Digital Influence in Social Cause Report
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The European Union has offered technical assistance to Pakistan for the implementation of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) action plan by the country, according to a media report. A joint press release issued at the conclusion of the 10th session of the European Union-Pakistan Joint Commission in Brussels on Friday said the two sides emphasised the importance of the implementation of FATF action plan by Pakistan, the Dawn reported.Global terror financing watchdog FATF last month retained Pakistan on its 'Grey List' till February next year for its failure to take adequate action against money laundering and terror financing.Pakistan was placed on the Grey List by the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in June last year and was given a plan of action to complete it by October 2019, or face the risk of being placed on the Black List with Iran and North Korea.Close The Pakistan side at the meeting appreciated the EU's offer of technical assistance. related news … [Read more...] about EU offers technical assistance to Pak for FATF action plan implementation
advertisement The U.S. Army has proven its dedication to sustainability through biofuels and alternative energy, but we still never thought the day would come for a hybrid Humvee. It’s coming thanks to a partnership between between lithium ion battery maker EnerDel and the Army. EnerDel recently signed a $1.29 million, 18-month contract to build hybrid batteries for the clunky High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV, or Humvee). As part of the contract, EnerDel will send potential batteries through extreme performance simulations at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC). The company is focusing on two battery chemistries: lithium-manganese spinel, which is ideal for extending an EV’s range, and lithium-titanate, a chemistry designed for hybrids that require hard acceleration and braking. The Army isn’t just building a hybrid Humvee for green cred. The vehicle could potentially be used as a temporary power … [Read more...] about EnerDel to Give the Clunky Army Humvee a Hybrid Makeover
Search engines would be more efficient if they were decentralized, reports MIT’s Technology Review. In other words, they’d be faster if they were run like bot-nets. advertisement Bot-nets are networks of zombie computers whose processing resources have been possessed by viruses, ready to be exploited by whoever spread the virus. Just two years ago, it was thought that the most powerful supercomputer on earth was actually a bot-net created by the Storm worm. (Below, a modern data center.) Search engines like Google and Yahoo, by comparison, usually centralize their processing in enormous data centers. Researchers at Yahoo have begun to re-think the approach, according to MIT, and theorize that it might be better to spread the engine’s index around a smattering of smaller data centers. According to MIT: “With this approach, smaller data centers would contain locally relevant information and a small proportion of globally replicated data. Many search queries … [Read more...] about What Can Yahoo Learn From Malware?