‘Online snooping’ scheme expected to cost at least £1.8bn

Jun 16, 2012 by

Home Office reveals pricetag for tracking emails, phone use and Facebook and Twitter accounts as Theresa May attacks critics as ‘conspiracy theorists’.   The government’s “online snooping” scheme to track email, Facebook, Twitter and other web use comes with an official pricetag of at least £1.8bn and an official warning that the figure may well [...]

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Olympic Armageddon = Predictive Programming

May 18, 2012 by

Is the short story that appeared in a 2010 Mail Online edition, “Olympic Armageddon,” a case of predictive programming? Is the fictional thriller by “Tom Cain” AKA David Thomas serving same purpose as “The Final Jihad” by Martin Keating? The work of fiction by Keating tells story of main character Tom McVeigh, who masterminds bombing [...]

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Why Social Media is Killing Your Online Privacy

Mar 15, 2012 by

In today’s ever-more “connected” and online world, people have flocked to “free” services such as Facebook, Twitter and the like. But at what cost? Kyle Gonzales explores the issue and reveals some startling facts about what really happens to your online data… See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Hackers to launch pirate satellite to help build pirate Internet

Jan 07, 2012

Driven reportedly more by the effort of entertainment companies to police their content and punish those who infringe copyrights than by the increasing number of countries adding further restrictions on what their people can or can’t do online, a group of German hackers is trying to start a movement to build a communications satellite that [...]

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Swiss Government Study: Online Piracy Benefits Artists

Dec 17, 2011

The Swiss government has been conducting a study into the impact downloading has on society. This week their response was published and it was crystal clear. Not only will downloading for personal use stay completely legal, but the copyright holders won’t suffer because of it, since people eventually spend the money saved on entertainment products. [...]

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Sir Isaac Newton’s Occult Studies Online | HISTORIES OF THINGS TO COME

Nov 25, 2011

Newton’s occult writings about the Philosopher’s Stone (the mythical element that would turn lead to gold and provide a means to immortality), the Tarot, astrology, alchemy, magic, and the end of the world. Newton also wrote of Atlantis in his Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms. He concealed these works to avoid criticism. When he died, these [...]

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A plant that sows its own seeds discovered | Discovery Online

Nov 25, 2011

Scientists have discovered a tiny plant which they say bows down and sows its own seeds. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Sir Isaac Newton’s Occult Studies Online

Nov 25, 2011

Newton's accidentally dog set fire to 20 years' of the great man's work. Image Source: Wiki. Caption for the above image:  Artist's engraving [by Morel from 1874] of apocryphal story of Newton's pet dog knocking over a candle and setting fire to his papers. Sir Isaac Newton had on his table a pile of papers [...]

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History’s Most Famous Scientific Articles Online for Free

Nov 25, 2011

Galileo’s sketches of the moon from the Starry Messenger, 1610. Image Source: Royal Society via BBC. Some days, I’m grateful I am living in the midst of the Technological Revolution. Britain’s Royal Society has been publishing scientific papers since 1665 and has now made all its articles from some of history’s greatest researchers and thinkers available for free [...]

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Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles"

Nov 18, 2011

http://www.ted.com As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a “filter bubble” and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for [...]

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