Science & Technology

Snooping will not prevent terrorism, says security services

Snooping will not prevent terrorism, says security services

Spying on the public does not protect civilians or result in greater security, according to…the M15. Senior security sources told the Independent newspaper that increasing surveillance of electronic communications for members of the public, would not have prevented the beheading incident which took place last week. The remarks will be seen as a counter-argument to those suggested by Home secretary[Read More...]

Fridges that order food, TVs that change the channel..welcome to the living, breathing “smarthome”

Fridges that order food, TVs that change the channel..welcome to the living, breathing “smarthome”

Imagine you lived in a house where all of your household appliances made decisions upon your behalf. Suppose you had a fridge which had the power to order food for you when it sensed it was running low, or an oven which ensured your food was ready when you arrived home. You press a button to wash your clothes, and[Read More...]

Military officials use big data to keep tabs on the public

Military officials use big data to keep tabs on the public

Is it possible to visualise a scenario where both military and police authorities are regularly keeping tabs on the civilian population by monitoring their use of applications such as Facebook and Google? Much ado has been made about the use of big data in recent times, where the electronic footprints of every man, woman and child has come under scrutiny.[Read More...]

Nik Halik

Exclusive: Bloodlines, food wars and a new-world currency. Astronaut and financial entrepreneur predicts future economic trends and the birth of…space-babies

It’s not everyday that you get to speak to a self-funded astronaut who is friends with the likes of Bill Clinton, Steve Forbes and Oprah Winfrey, to name but a few. Nik Halik is an Australian, multi-millionaire businessman who founded organisations such as the Financial Freedom Institute, Lifestyle Revolution, LLC, Money Masters Global and The Thrillionaires. He is also the[Read More...]

Police use big data to predict crime – before it happens

Police use big data to predict crime – before it happens

The idea of people being routinely arrested for a crime they have not yet committed may seem a little far-fetched to some. Afterall, if you have not done anything wrong, you have nothing to fear right? But imagine a scenario where several armed police officers kick down your door at 3am in the morning. You are then arrested on suspicion[Read More...]