Should We Beware of Wellness Apps?

Health and lifestyle apps: Enhencing quality of life, improving medical research. On the downside: shaky and unsafe programming, aiming at controlling lifes, fostering trade of private data, supported by lawmaker’s games. Feeling gloomy about the self-determined future. Great future for sick people, indeed. Medical apps used for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases are admittedly… Should We Beware of Wellness Apps? weiterlesen

When it becomes serious, you have to lie

Jean-Claude Juncker, the new President of the European Commission, on April 20, 2011 during an event in Brussels: »When it becomes serious, you have to lie.« And he is convinced that citizens do not have the right to know everything: »I’m ready to be insulted as being insufficiently democratic, but I want to be serious… When it becomes serious, you have to lie weiterlesen

Wenn es ernst wird, muss man lügen

Jean-Claude Juncker, seit kurzem Präsident der Europäischen Kommisssion, am 20. April 2011 auf einer Veranstaltung in Brüssel: »Wenn es ernst wird,muss man lügen.« Und er ist auch davon überzeugt, dass Bürger nicht alles wissen müssen: »Ich bin bereit, als ungenügend demokratisch zu gelten, aber ich will ernsthaft bleiben […]: ich bin für geheime, verborgene Debatten.«