Cyberpunk 20**? Researchers warn of ‘bleak’ future with companies owning private thoughts & world divided between cyborg and human

Scientists at Imperial College London have warned of a “bleak panorama” relating to the commercial use of brain-computer interfaces. If left unregulated, they say, the tech could lead to companies harvesting our deepest thoughts. … Read More >Cyberpunk 20**? Researchers warn of ‘bleak’ future with companies owning private thoughts & world divided between cyborg and human

Aussies snicker after PM Morrison’s first one-to-one with Biden turns into three-way meeting with UK’s Johnson

Critics of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison have described his meeting with Joe Biden as a ridiculous failure, after what was supposed to be a one-to-one talk ended up being chaperoned by Boris Johnson instead. … Read More >Aussies snicker after PM Morrison’s first one-to-one with Biden turns into three-way meeting with UK’s Johnson

UK health chiefs investigate new Covid-19 variant first found in Yorkshire region after 49 cases detected in England

Some 49 cases of a new variant of Covid-19 have been identified in England and the strain is now under investigation, health chiefs said on Friday, with research underway to check for more infections linked to it. … Read More >UK health chiefs investigate new Covid-19 variant first found in Yorkshire region after 49 cases detected in England

UK Foreign Secretary Raab says Russia & China only use cyber capabilities to ‘sabotage & steal’, West uses its powers for ‘good’

The modern fight against cybercrime is nothing but a clash between the West – a global “force for good” – and “authoritarian regimes” like Moscow and Beijing that seek to “ransom” the world, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab claims. … Read More >UK Foreign Secretary Raab says Russia & China only use cyber capabilities to ‘sabotage & steal’, West uses its powers for ‘good’

Dublin dismayed at London’s alleged plan to introduce prosecution ban for N. Ireland army veterans amid Brexit turmoil

Dublin has blasted a reported proposal that London will take unilateral action and introduce a ban on prosecuting Northern Ireland veterans from allegations of unresolved crimes during the ‘Troubles’ as Brexit tumult continues. … Read More >Dublin dismayed at London’s alleged plan to introduce prosecution ban for N. Ireland army veterans amid Brexit turmoil

Kill the bill: Protesters clash with cops in UK, in demonstration against ‘draconian’ policing legislation (VIDEOS)

Hundreds of protesters turned out in Bristol to protest a bill that would dramatically expand police powers in the UK. Clashes soon broke out, with demonstrators launching projectiles, and police responding with batons. … Read More >Kill the bill: Protesters clash with cops in UK, in demonstration against ‘draconian’ policing legislation (VIDEOS)