Science & Technology

The dark side of smart meters

The dark side of smart meters

The government along with the energy industry have always touted the benefits of smart meters. It is claimed that the benefits of such metres would be to provide more accurate and fair readings on bills, cut carbon emissions and help people to track and cut down on their energy usage. Recently, MP Kate Green, who represents the Stretford constituency, publicly[Read More…]

NSA continues to wage war on privacy in partnership with Microsoft

NSA continues to wage war on privacy in partnership with Microsoft

Another twist has been unveiled in the ongoing war against privacy, after Microsoft have become the latest corporation to be exposed in the NSA hacking scandal. Top secret documents obtained by the Guardian has shown how the tech giant has worked closely with the US intelligence services to gain details about users. The files were provided by Edward Snowden and[Read More…]

Big Brother surveillance uncovered in France

Big Brother surveillance uncovered in France

It is not surprising that every country in the world is getting into the big brother syndrome. According to Le Monde, “France ‘has vast data surveillance.” The reasons for this are the fact there is a large array of telecom network cables. The factory Alcatel, which specialises in new optic fibre technology making these cables, are obviously making them according[Read More…]

Mark of the beast? Motorola unveils plans to insert barcodes and pills into consumers in place of smartphone passwords

Mark of the beast? Motorola unveils plans to insert barcodes and pills into consumers in place of smartphone passwords

So you’ve just bought a brand new smartphone. Imagine the perfect smartphone, with every one of the all-singing, all-dancing gadgets that you can think of. There’s only one catch. You have to either getting a tattoo or swallowing a daily pill in order to access the information on that phone. Sounds crazy right? Maybe. But that is exactly what Motorola[Read More…]

Police hit the streets to introduce mobile fingerprinting

Police hit the streets to introduce mobile fingerprinting

Police have taken to the streets to fingerprint people on demand, it has been revealed.   Last week, the Metropolitan police became the 25th force in the country to confirm that mobile fingerprinting scanners will be used by officers on the beat.   Initially the Met have 350 of these devices, linked to police Blackberry phones, which they claim can[Read More…]