Science & Technology

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...]

Yahoo has been accused of spying on email users

Yahoo has been accused of spying on email users

Yahoo has been accused of spying on the emails of their users, it has emerged. The corporation is facing a class action lawsuit, with more than one million people are expected to take part in the case. A Californian judge ruled that any Yahoo Mail users who sent or received an email from October 2nd 2011 can sue. Additionally, a[Read More...]

Google's new 'smart bears' have the ability to log and record information

Google creates ‘smart teddy bears’ which sparked privacy concerns

Google has patented technology for new ‘smart teddy bears’ it has been revealed. The bears can interact with users and interpret the commands of the children playing with them and “express curiosity” through a series of actions. It could also perform a number of actions such as scratching its head, and making facial expressions. However, this new technology is not[Read More...]