Science & Technology

US govt agents claim terrorist attacks will boost support for surveillance state

US govt agents claim terrorist attacks will boost support for surveillance state

Increasing terrorist attacks could help to boost public support for additional surveillance laws, according to law enforcement officials. In a story which first appeared in the Washington Post, many law and intelligence agencies claimed that while at present, many people do not support having their privacy eroded by government agencies, events such as the Philadelphia police shooting and the recent[Read More...]

Google under fire for ‘spying feature’

Google under fire for ‘spying feature’

Google has come under fire for a controversial new spying feature that can track a user’s entire search history and determine their location. Its Timeline service, available on both mobiles and laptops allow users of the firm’s online maps to see the places they frequent most often. The service can even look through pictures to find those users have taken[Read More...]

Govt to monitor opinions on social media forums

Govt to monitor opinions on social media forums

The government has officially announced plans to monitor Facebook accounts more closely. The Cabinet Office said that it will start monitoring social media feeds on Facebook, Twitter and blogs in an attempt to oversee public opinion. It will partner with several companies including Gorkana Group Ltd, LexisNexis, Meltwater (UK) Ltd, Precise Media Monitoring LTD, Press Data Ltd, PRIME Research Ltd,[Read More...]

Innovative invention or tracking device? Boy inserts himself with RFID microchips

Innovative invention or tracking device? Boy inserts himself with RFID microchips

A 15 year old boy has inserted himself with tiny microchips in order to be able to operate his mobile phone, it has been reported. Byron Wake, who describes himself as a technology enthusiast, injected himself with a microchip in a DIY operation in his bedroom while his parents were downstairs. The chip is the size of a grain of[Read More...]

Chrome app can track location of Facebook users and predict future movements

Chrome app can track location of Facebook users and predict future movements

A developer has created new software to track the real-time locations of those who use Facebook Messenger, it has been announced. This new technology means that Facebook Messenger can track your location to within a metre. The software was created by Harvard computer science and mathematics student, Aran Khanna. His app Marauders Map – named after a Harry Potter book[Read More...]