Science & Technology

Is Social Media a Gateway to Hard Drugs? Study Suggests It Is

Is Social Media a Gateway to Hard Drugs? Study Suggests It Is

Dealing with an addiction of any kind is an uphill battle for anyone that struggles with it. Regardless of what that addiction is, deciding to kick it to the curb is one thing, but to actually do it is another.  When it comes to social media addiction, however, just how serious is it? There are studies that have suggested that[Read More…]

Tech Firms Are Creating Mind-Reading Technology

Tech Firms Are Creating Mind-Reading Technology

Internet users are increasingly finding that the ads that they see online are of products which they are interested in.  It appears that the internet companies are reading the minds of the internet users to show them relevant products.  Many people are confused about how internet giants like Google, Facebookand Amazon are getting this information, and some are also worried. [Read More…]

UK Government Admits To Secretly Testing New Tool To Store Web Browsing History of UK Citizens

UK Government Admits To Secretly Testing New Tool To Store Web Browsing History of UK Citizens

If you live in the UK, the chances are that you have heard about the Investigatory Powers Act, which is also known as the Snooper’s Charter.  The Investigatory Powers Act was unfortunately passed in 2016 and allows the government to spy on internet activity, phone records and enables public bodies to grant themselves access to these personal details with no[Read More…]

Scientists raise doubts over coronavirus vaccine

Scientists raise doubts over coronavirus vaccine

Concerns are growing over the safety and efficacy of a Covid-19 vaccine, it has been reported. According to an article published in the scientific journal Nature, researchers have warned that vaccines could “stumble on safety trials, be fast-tracked because of politics or fail to meet the public’s expectations”. Several scientists have expressed concerns about whether the vaccines will clear safety[Read More…]

Facebook’s Libra: Questions and Objections Loom Large Over Launch

Facebook’s Libra: Questions and Objections Loom Large Over Launch

The Libra is Facebook’s new attempt at breaking into the world of cryptocurrency, however, new hurdles may be facing the social media company. Questions loom over how Facebook’s new currency will affect markets – and whether in fact the “Libra” is actually a cryptocurrency at all. Cryptocurrencies by their very nature are decentralized, and the Libra is not. The only[Read More…]