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London Mosque Attack: Man, 48, Arrested on Suspicion of Attempted Murder

June 19th, 2017

Via: Guardian: A man has died and eight others have been injured after a van ploughed into a group of people near a north London mosque in an attack police are treating as terrorism. A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Two people hit by the van were said to be […]

Chinese Style Internet Censorship… in Britain?

June 10th, 2017

Via: Independent: Theresa May has refused to rule out censoring the internet like China. The prime minister has looked to introduce sweeping and deep changes to the way the internet works, in what she claims is a necessary move to prevent terror. Those have included restricting the kinds of things people can post online and […]

London Bridge Terrorist Attack

June 4th, 2017

Update: Brother On Police Payroll Via: Daily Mail: The brother of the man behind the brutal massacre of seven people in the London Bridge terror attack had actually been paid by police to fight extremism, despite it going on within his own home. Saad Butt, 29, brother of murderer Khuram, 27, was involved in the […]

Is the U.S. Education System Producing a Society of “Smart Fools”?

June 2nd, 2017

Via: Scientific American: Tests like the SAT, ACT, the GRE—what I call the alphabet tests—are reasonably good measures of academic kinds of knowledge, plus general intelligence and related skills. They are highly correlated with IQ tests and they predict a lot of things in life: academic performance to some extent, salary, level of job you […]

How Facebook’s Tentacles Reach Further Than You Think

May 26th, 2017

Via: BBC: Facebook’s collection of data makes it one of the most influential organisations in the world. Share Lab wanted to look “under the bonnet” at the tech giant’s algorithms and connections to better understand the social structure and power relations within the company. … “If Facebook were a country, it would be bigger than […]

UK to Deploy Troops After Attack

May 23rd, 2017

Via: Reuters: Britain’s armed forces will be deployed to boost security, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday, as the country raised its terror threat to the highest level of “critical” after a suicide attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, including children. May said members of the armed forces would be positioned at key […]

In Cashless Sweden, Even God Now Takes Collection Via an App

May 14th, 2017

Reverend Wayne’s Pearly Gates open 24/7. Via: Bloomberg: In the most cashless society on the planet, even God now accepts digital payments. A growing number of Swedish parishes have started taking donations via mobile apps. Uppsala’s 13th-century cathedral also accepts credit cards. The churches’ drive to keep up with the times is the latest sign […]

UN Using Ethereum Blockchain and Iris Scanning Technologies to Distribute Funds to Refugees

May 1st, 2017

Via: CoinDesk: Starting today, the United Nations (UN) will begin distributing funds to thousands of people in Jordan as part of a trial using the ethereum blockchain. For the next month, cryptographically unique coupons representing an undisclosed number of Jordanian dinars will be sent to dozens of shops in five refugee camps across the nation. […]

Facebook Conducted Research to Target Emotionally Vulnerable and Insecure Youth

May 1st, 2017

Via: news.com.au: FACEBOOK has come under fire over revelations it is targeting potentially vulnerable youths who “need a confidence boost” to facilitate predatory advertising practices. The allegation was revealed this morning by The Australian which obtained internal documents from the social media giant which reportedly show how Facebook can exploit the moods and insecurities of […]

Banished for Bleeding

April 28th, 2017

Do you ever wonder if this planet exists to serve as form of sick entertainment for someone or something? You know, is someone or something leaning back on a couch and tuning in to The Planet Earth Show on the Cosmic Schadenfreude Channel? Via: BBC: After four days in the hut, the village women bathe […]

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