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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…]

140 countries pledge to end mercury poisoning

140 countries pledge to end mercury poisoning

Over 100 countries across the globe have vowed to cut toxic mercury pollution in the atmosphere, it has been revealed. To date, 140 countries have signed a treaty to address the levels of pollution caused by the metal as well as its mining, exportation, importation and safe storage. The Minamata Convention will also ban a range of products that contain[Read More…]

Millions pledge to defeat Monsanto

Millions pledge to defeat Monsanto

Millions of people across the world have vowed to take on Monsanto on May 25th this month, it has been revealed. Protesters from over 286 countries are set to join the global rally against the food giant which was once dubbed as the “most evil corporation” on the planet by health campaigners. Monsanto is infamous for producing genetically engineered food[Read More…]

Neo-nazi group Golden Dawn ban foreigners from eating food

Neo-nazi group Golden Dawn ban foreigners from eating food

Fascists in Greece have recently attempted to stir up more racial hostility in the country by claiming that only white Greeks should have access to food. In a move which echoed that of the Nazi party in Hitler’s Germany, the Golden Dawn held a food rally in Athens in order to ensure that only Greek people were able to eat.[Read More…]