Calls Archive

18 Apr 2014

Desmond Tutu Calls For Disinvestment In Fossil Fuel Industry

Originally published on Eden Keeper. Desmond Tutu, a South African Anglican bishop and climate change activist, has called for an anti-apartheid-style boycott and disinvestment campaign against the fossil fuel industry for driving global warming. “During the anti-apartheid struggle in South
18 Mar 2014

NSA can record and search through a whole country’s voice calls, but how remains a mystery

The NSA devised a system called RETRO that can search through all voice calls in a country over the preceding month, according to the latest revelation to come out of the Snowden leaks. On Tuesday the Washington
25 Feb 2014

Apple fixes SSL security bug, adds FaceTime audio calls in OS X Mavericks 10.9.2

Apple released OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 on Tuesday with a number of additions and fixes, most notably the closure of an SSL security hole found last week. Mac users can find the software update in the OS
27 Feb 2013

Variety doubles down on digital — drops paywall in what it calls “end of an error”

Jay Penske, who bought the century-old Hollywood tabloid Variety in a fire sale last year, has clearly gotten religion about the power of the web — which isn’t surprising, since his Deadline Hollywood site is likely one
31 Jan 2013

Bill Gates calls for better ways to give teachers feedback; here’s how tech can help

Through his foundation, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates is taking on a range of issues in education. But in his annual letter released Wednesday, he zeroed in on one area in particular: measuring and improving teacher progress. The
11 Jan 2013

Orange wants to help make international HD voice calls more common

When it comes to high-definition voice technology, France Telecom’s Orange has been something of a pioneer, certainly on the cellular side. It trialed the technology in Moldova way back in 2009 and out of the 50-odd networks
16 Dec 2012

Wind Industry Calls for 6-Year Phaseout of PTC Subsidy

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) sent a letter to Congressional leaders accepting a six-year phase-down of its vital production tax credit (PTC) in return for getting it extended at 100 percent of its present value for
13 Dec 2012

UN climate change convention calls for new carbon emissions framework by 2015

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has agreed to negotiate a new, legally binding and globally applicable agreement on reduction of carbon emissions by 2015. CTBR – News
11 Dec 2012

UK calls for private sector investments to combat climate change, proposes roundtable in January 2013

UK Energy and Climate Minister of State Greg Barker has called for greater investments from the private sector in the low-carbon energy space to combat climate change. CTBR – News
27 Nov 2012

UK to introduce new Energy Bill to curb climate change, calls for greater international efforts

The UK Department of Energy and Climate change will look to lay greater focus on low carbon technologies as the means to fight climate change under the proposed Energy Bill to be introduced shortly. CTBR – News