Tag: Clock

Famed NYC clock is counting down to Earth’s climate change ‘deadline’

Anyone who has walked through New York City’s Union Square and managed to look up has seen it: A large, multi-numeral digital clock embedded on the side of a sky scraper. 

The public art project known as Metronome typically counts the hours, minutes, and seconds to and from midnight. But as of Saturday, it began telling a different sort of time. It now marks the years, days, hours, minutes, and seconds that the world has to limit carbon emissions before we reach a critical tipping point.

Artists Andrew Boyd and Gan Golan reprogrammed the clock to coincide with the beginning of Climate Week in NYC. The “climate clock,” as they call it, will display on Metronome through the end of Climate Week, Sept. 27.

The “deadline” they’ve set is based on calculations from the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change. It is largely understood that 1.5 degrees

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The Clock Is Ticking Down For TikTok

Time is running out for those who want to use the Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat apps from U.S. app stores. On Friday the U.S. Commerce Department announced that it would ban the apps on Sunday – and that will bar the apps from accessing essential Internet services as well. The U.S government has warned that the Chinese government could gain access to user’s personal information on those social media platforms.

“The recent class action lawsuit against TikTok claims the app allegedly sends locations, ages, private messages, phone numbers, contacts, genders, browsing history, cell-phone numbers and IP addresses to Chinese servers – the fact is many data brokers buy and sell this data derived by many apps to companies and nation-states without a user’s knowledge,” explained Rosa

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