Science & Technology

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…]

A third of planets could host alien life, research finds

A third of planets could host alien life, research finds

A third of planets outside of our solar system could potentially host alien life, according to researchers from Harvard University. Scientists say that any ‘exoplanet’ that is two to four times the size of Earth is likely to contain water and essential elements that could host alien life. Analysis of data from the exoplanet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope and the Gaia[Read More…]

MPs call for a clampdown on alternative news

MPs call for a clampdown on alternative news

An influential parliamentary committee has pushed for new laws to ban alternative news sites, it has been revealed. The interim report from the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has recommended that British regulators should be given more control over Facebook and Google to stop the spread of whatever they consider to be “fake news”. In the[Read More…]