Mario Party 9, a game that started life as a fan-made project, will launch in the Americas, Europe, and Japan in fall, developer Nintendo announced.The game will cost $29.99 on Nintendo eShop, but Nintendo said it plans to launch it for free.Nintendo has not released an exact launch date for Mario Party 8, but the game was first announced in February.The Mario Party franchise has been popular in t...
A new survey has found that many of your closest friends may not necessarily be the most informed citizens.CNN reported that the survey, conducted by the Center for American Progress, asked the question, “Which of your friends is an expert on the subject of national security?”
It found that 51% of people who identified as liberals thought the following are experts: 54% of conservatives, 57% of moderates, and 59% of moderate Republicans, among them.
But among those who identified with the conservative political party, only 46% thought they were experts, while only 30% of Democrats thought the same.
This isn’t the first time this year that the public has questioned whether the government should have a role in monitoring the behavior of its citizens.
In February, a study found that 60% of Americans believe that the government does too much surveillance, and that 60 million Americans have their phone calls and Internet data recorded by the government.
That same month, the Federal Trade Commission, which enforces consumer protection laws, published a report that claimed the public is increasingly worried about the privacy of their own information.
The report was also met with criticism, including by former President Barack Obama, who criticized the agency for being “stupid” and saying that it should not have been able to make that ruling in the first place.