Articles by: Janine Griffiths

Smart meters give energy giants unlimited power over customers

Smart meters give energy giants unlimited power over customers

Energy giants could use smart meters to cut switch off the power to their customers homes to force them to pay their bills, it has been revealed. Suppliers have the capacity to switch the new digital devices to a pre-payment setting without visiting the house. This would force the homeowner to top up their account before they use any gas[Read More…]

Pomegranate juice and propolis may reduce heart attacks

Pomegranate juice and propolis may reduce heart attacks

Pomegranate juice and propolis (bee glue) can significantly improve heart health, according to new research. Indeed, a study by African scientists showed that a combination of the two can indeed reduce the risk of heart attacks. The researchers made use of rats that they divided into six groups. The first group served as the negative control group, while the rest[Read More…]

UK government creates laws to fast-track fracking and bypass public consent

UK government creates laws to fast-track fracking and bypass public consent

The government has pressed ahead with its plans to do more fracking in Blackpool, despite widespread protests. The government has launched two consultations to fast-track fracking bids. People have until October 25 to take part. One proposal is to allow shale gas exploration schemes to go-ahead without the need for a planning application by turning them into a “permitted development.”[Read More…]

Free energy inventor investigated by the FBI

Free energy inventor investigated by the FBI

The Oklahoma Securities Department has announced an investigation into a free energy inventor who is alleged to have defrauded many investors out of millions of dollars for his free energy machine. Wayne Travis, 51, of Zydro Energy Revolution, LLC in Chickasha, OK, USA, has been accused of duping businesses with false claims about a working free energy machine. Travis had[Read More…]

Facial recognition is a threat to privacy

Facial recognition is a threat to privacy

The privacy and freedom of ordinary citizens is under threat from facial recognition technology, according to the founders of the technology. Brian Brackeen, the chief executive officer of the facial recognition software developer Kairos, has spoken out about the dangers of the technology being used by governments. He believes that the technology may be used the wrong way. He said[Read More…]