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Will Weighing Passengers Cut Carbon Emissions At The Airport?

Will Weighing Passengers Cut Carbon Emissions At The Airport?

As if the pre-screen and security process at the airport wasn’t long enough, now it may become even more of a process before you ever get to board the plane. Being weighed before you board the plane. Sure, some passengers may feel that their privacy and personal space is being violated, and to be honest, they’re probably right. Most aircraft[Read More…]

Israel has blocked aid ships from arriving in Gaza

Israel blocks aid from reaching the Gaza strip

The Israeli navy has seized an aid boat that was headed for the Gaza strip, it has been reported. The Freedom for Gaza vessel, which had 12 people and medical equipment onboard, was intercepted late on Friday and taken to the Israeli port of Ashdod, the Israeli military said in a statement. The ship was part of a four-vessel Freedom[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…]

Facebook encourages users to send in nude pictures of themselves

Facebook encourages users to send in nude pictures of themselves

Facebook has introduced a new feature that aims to combat revenge porn by…getting its users to send in nude pictures of themselves. The trial scheme will use image recognition technology to identify the photos that people send in and prevent those same images being uploaded by a vindictive lover. It has been confirmed that a group of ‘specially trained’ employees[Read More…]

Grenfell Tower block: The Great Fire of London Revisited

Grenfell Tower block: The Great Fire of London Revisited

Fire Brigade checked Grenfell Tower block days before the blaze broke out More than 30 people have been confirmed dead in a blaze that ripped through a West London tower block shortly before 1am on June 14th. Many more are reported as missing, and survivors say they only escaped after hearing neighbours banging on their door. More than 500 people[Read More…]