All Chinese money into Silicon Valley stops after Huawei ban

Beijing may cut off all investment to Silicon Valley over Western pressure on China-based Huawei, the former deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China has warned as business leaders gathered in Davos. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Police scan faces of London shoppers in controversial trial

London’s Metropolitan Police have begun testing facial recognition technology on the capital’s Christmas shoppers, in a move that was attacked by a civil liberties campaigner as an “authoritarian surveillance tool.” | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Excessive screen time irreversibly affects kids’ brains

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UK has provided ‘guarantees’ Assange won’t be extradited

Britain has provided enough guarantees that Julian Assange will not be extradited to any country where he would face the death penalty if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy in London, according to Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

‘Electric shocks and broken bones’: Amazon workers protest on Black Friday

Amazon warehouse workers are set to protest ‘inhuman’ working conditions in planned demonstrations across Europe on Black Friday. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Anonymous blows lid off huge psyop in Europe and it's funded by UK and US

Anonymous has published documents which it claims have unearthed a massive UK-led psyop to create a "large-scale information secret service" in Europe – all under the guise of countering "Russian propaganda." | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Sun Simulator

Chinese researchers pushing to find a major clean energy source have created an incredible artificial sun that can reach temperatures of 100 million degrees Celsius – a heat so intense it makes the real sun seem merely lukewarm. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee dies aged 95

Legendary comic book writer and editor Stan Lee has passed away at the age of 95, at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, TMZ reports. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

City of Surveillance: Google-backed smart city sounds like a dystopian nightmare

A Google-backed project to build the interconnected, data-driven ‘city of the future’ sounds like all George Orwell’s nightmares come true, and is now in the spotlight after a privacy expert resigned from the project in protest. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Saudi journalist banned from writing after criticizing Trump (2016)

Prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has reportedly been banned from publishing his work by the kingdom because he criticized Donald Trump. | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Venezuela drops US dollar, will use euro for international transactions

Venezuela is abandoning the US dollar, with all future transactions on the Venezuelan exchange market to be made in euro, Tareck El Aissami, the country's Vice President for Economy, announced. | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Elon Musk Likes Anime and Says It's Time to Build a Giant Robot

Billionaire Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX fame has revealed another facet to his eccentric nature: he likes anime. Perhaps too much so, because he may be planning to build a giant anime robot. | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Censorship crackdown? Top alt-media pages newly banned by Facebook and Twitter

Sites dealing with government transparency, pages dedicated to police brutality and alternative media – take a closer look at the top ten accounts with millions of followers that were recently suspended by Twitter and Facebook. | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Global Internet could crash in next 48 hours

Internet users around the world may experience network connection failures on Thursday as the main domain servers and related infrastructure controlling the web will be powered down for some time. | Continue reading | 5 months ago

'F*CK. YOU. ALL.' Google design lead wishes for Republicans to burn in hell

An apparent senior Google employee went on an expletive-laden rant against GOP lawmakers who’d voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. 'F*CK. YOU. ALL. TO. HELL,' the designer wrote, before deleting the tweet. | Continue reading | 5 months ago

McAfee warns of US govt 'spying' through presidential alert texts

As the US was subjected to an unexpected nationwide message from President Donald Trump, many were startled and confused by the alert. One man, however, warned of a more sinister element to the public safety test. | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Tired of the political divide in US? Don’t worry, it’s going to get much worse

Politically and culturally, the gulf between left and right, Democrat and Republican, seems to be widening day by day. According to one new study, you ain’t seen nothing yet. | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Musk to step down as Tesla chairman, pay $20mn fine as settlement with SEC

Elon Musk has settled with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, which had sued him for fraud over his tweets about taking Tesla private. Musk will have to step down as chairman, but gets to keep his CEO status. | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Facebook admits security breach affecting 50M accounts

Facebook has apologized for a “security issue,” after discovering that hackers used a vulnerability in the platform’s code to steal other users’ ‘access tokens’ and log into their accounts. 50 million accounts were affected. | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Assange: Generation being born now is the last to be free

Before his links to the world was cut by his Ecuadorian hosts, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gave an interview on how technological advances are changing humankind. He said global surveillance will soon be totally unavoidable. | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Mysterious ‘ghost ship’ reappears after 9yrs lost at sea

The sudden appearance of a massive ‘ghost’ ship off the coast of southern Myanmar has shocked local fishermen who were stunned to find the freighter carried no cargo nor traces of crew. | Continue reading | 6 months ago

Radioactive sheep boost claims of secret Israeli nuke test

Radioactive isotopes discovered by scientists in Australian sheep have added gravity to longstanding claims that a mysterious flash above the Indian Ocean 39 years ago was actually an illegal Israeli nuclear weapon test. | Continue reading | 7 months ago

Scientists capture the speed of apoptosis through a cell

For the first time ever, scientists have witnessed death itself moving through a cell and have measured its speed. The revolutionary finding could hold potential for the future treatment of cancer and Alzheimer's disease. | Continue reading | 7 months ago

Twitter suspends Ron Paul Institute executive's account and others

Several Libertarian figures, including the Ron Paul Institute director, have found their Twitter accounts suspended. It comes after tech giants went after right-wing journalist Alex Jones, banning his show from their platforms. | Continue reading | 7 months ago

Being dead is breach of contract, PayPal tells deceased patient

PayPal always comes to collect your debt, a British man has discovered in a grievous manner, after the US company threatened action against his wife, who recently died of cancer, for the “breach of contract for being deceased.” | Continue reading | 8 months ago

Lifelike reconstruction of Julius Caesar reveals extraordinary head

A new 3D reconstruction of Julius Caesar’s head gives unprecedented insight into what the famous Roman general looked like all those years ago - including the bizarre proportions of his cranium. | Continue reading | 8 months ago

Police need warrant for cell phone location data, SCOTUS rules

The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a defendant challenging the government’s use of his cellphone location information without a warrant. | Continue reading | 8 months ago

Tesla car catches fire in California traffic

A Tesla vehicle caught fire, apparently “out of the blue,” while sitting in California traffic. Video of the incident has been shared by US actress Mary McCormack whose husband was in the electric car at the time. | Continue reading | 9 months ago

Culprit in decades-old lunar mystery finally found through lost Apollo tapes

The moon’s surface unexpectedly warmed slightly during the 1970s, baffling scientists for decades as to the cause. Now, data originally collected by the NASA Apollo moon missions has been recovered – and offers an answer. | Continue reading | 9 months ago

‘Catastrophic disaster’: Aircraft hack only matter of time, US agencies warn

It is “only a matter of time” until a commercial aircraft is hacked, the Department of Homeland Security and other US government agencies have warned. Most planes lack cybersecurity protections to prevent such a hack. | Continue reading | 9 months ago

Tesla ‘on autopilot’ smashes into parked police car

A Tesla Model S crashed into a parked police vehicle while reportedly driving on autopilot in Laguna Beach, California, injuring the Tesla driver and badly damaging the cop car. | Continue reading | 9 months ago

New AI can predict exact moment a protest will turn violent from Twitter posts

Twitter seems a battleground at all times, but it is a very specific type of message that appears before words online turn to actions on the street, say US researchers who developed an algorithm for predicting public violence. | Continue reading | 9 months ago

Tesla bursts into flames after fatal crash in Switzerland

Swiss firefighters have indicated the impact of a fatal crash involving a Tesla car may have triggered a battery fire, causing the vehicle to go up in flames. | Continue reading | 10 months ago

Russian crypto-millionaire, 23, found dead in St. Petersburg apartment

Russian cryptocurrency investor and YouTube blogger Pavel Makushin, known as Pavel Nyashin, has been found dead in his apartment in St. Petersburg. He may have committed suicide according to Russian tabloids. | Continue reading | 10 months ago