Archive for November, 2013

Forget watching TV.. ‘Smart TVs’ are now watching you

Forget watching TV.. ‘Smart TVs’ are now watching you

Electronics giant LG is under the spotlight after one customer claimed that his television was collecting data on him and even sending photographs of his children to third parties. It sounds like something right out of a science fiction movie doesn’t it? However LG has now been forced to investigate how this “breach” occurred. According to Hull-based IT consultant Jason[Read More...]

Ancient chancel law could force UK homeowners to pay church costs

Ancient chancel law could force UK homeowners to pay church costs

Thousands of homeowners from across the UK may find themselves at the short end of a very thin wedge thanks to a little known law in which the church can literally force people to pay for their upkeep. It turns out that a little known chancel repair law dating back to the Middle Ages can allow churches to force anyone[Read More...]

Nestlé tries to patent flower and gain monopoly over natural cure

Nestlé tries to patent flower and gain monopoly over natural cure

The nigella sativa – more commonly known as fennel flower – has been used as a cure-all remedy for over a thousand years. It treats everything from vomiting, fevers and skin diseases. It has been widely available in impoverished communities across the Middle East and Asia. However, one corporation wants to put a stop to all that and declare itself[Read More...]

US police prompt outrage after spraying mace onto a woman’s genitals

US police prompt outrage after spraying mace onto a woman’s genitals

US cops have come under fire after spraying mace in a suspect’s vagina, it has been reported. The police in New Mexico have already prompted outrage from the public after conducting 14 hour cavity searches at traffic stops and conducting unnecessary and repeated vaginal probes on an innocent woman; however yet another disturbing pattern of police behaviour appears to be[Read More...]

Women in immigration detention centres report sexual abuse at the hands of Serco

Women in immigration detention centres report sexual abuse at the hands of Serco

Hundreds of female asylum seekers are coming forward to report rape and sexual molestation at immigration detention centres in England, it has been revealed. Serco, one of the largest and most powerful companies in the UK FTSE 250, privately runs Yarl’s Wood in Bedfordshire – an immigration removal centre. However, the Serco staff are at the centre of claims made[Read More...]