Brave New World

Education departments, textbook publishers now spying on students’ social media accounts

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes Wednesday, April 15, 2015 One of the globe’s biggest publishers of textbooks and other educational materials, which also designed the standardized tests for the new Common Core curriculum, has taken to monitoring the social media accounts of students to see if they discuss their exams. As reported by Fox... »

UK opposes international ban on ‘killer robots’…(Gonna NEED Them For “Angry Peasents!!)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
By Paul Martin April 14, 2015 The UK is opposing an international ban on so-called “killer robots” at a United Nations conference in Geneva this week, which will examine the future of lethal autonomous weapons systems (Laws). There is currently no internationally agreed definition of what constitutes a lethal autonomous weapons system and the lack of... »

Crime drops 61 percent after town switches to private policing; free market law enforcement rising in US

Monday, April 13, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes Monday, April 13, 2015 A new trend is sweeping across America, and it’s an idea whose time may have come: Private police forces – as in, forces that do not subsist on tax dollars or work on behalf of local, city or county governments. As reported by the Washington... »

Secret US memo for Congress seen by Mail On Sunday says Britain’s ‘special relationship’ with America is over

Sunday, April 12, 2015
By Paul Martin

Memo damningly states UK may no longer be ‘centrally relevant’ to the US Congressional Research Service, which gives confidential analysis, warns of turmoil if there is a hung parliament following general election Organisations such as the G20 group of major economies has led to a decline in the ‘influence and centrality of the relationship’... »

The American Consumer Will Never Be Back

Sunday, April 12, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden 04/11/2015 We simply don’t see any time in the future that would see Americans start spending again at a rate anywhere near what would be required for an economic recovery. However, that is by no means a generally accepted point of view in the financial press; and so these issues... »

Police Drones against Protesters: the “Machine Imperative”

Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Paul Martin

By Binoy Kampmark Global Research April 10, 2015 “I predict that we will see a whole new wave of UAVs emerging with payloads more unusual than tasers, dart guns and paintball guns.” – Guy Martin, editor of Defence Web, BBC News, Jun 18, 2014 Innovation, Edmund Burke reminds us in “A Letter to a... »

JP Morgan To Use Algorithms To Predict Which Employees Will Go Rogue…”going into full-on Minority Report mode”

Thursday, April 9, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden 04/08/2015 The future is upon us. JP Morgan, in an effort to stop its employees from rigging markets, aiding criminals, and generally doing all of the things that appear on the unofficial global investment bank perks of employment list, is going into full-on Minority Report mode by deploying algorithms designed... »

California Water Authorities Using Smart Meter Data as Evidence to Impose Fines

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Paul Martin

Melissa Melton Activist Wednesday, April 8, 2015 The smart grid isn’t coming. It’s already here. Everywhere people’s houses are being fitted if they already haven’t with smart electric meters and smart water meters. These meters communicate real-time usage data via radio frequency (which comes with its own set of health problems). Essentially, consumption... »

World warned: Prepare for more Ebola-like outbreaks

Monday, April 6, 2015
By Paul Martin

CHARLIE COOPER IndependentUK Sunday 05 April 2015 Outbreaks of deadly animal‑to-human viruses such as Ebola could become more likely due to climate change and human encroachment into untouched natural habitats, a leading United Nations expert has warned. Dr David Nabarro, the UN Secretary-General’s special envoy on Ebola, told The Independent the world should prepare... »

British govt warns superbug epidemic could wipe out 80,000

Monday, April 6, 2015
By Paul Martin April 06, 2015 A new generation of superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics could eventually kill tens of thousands of people, with many of the deaths related to illnesses as common as the flu or routine surgery, a new government report warns. Medical professionals are increasingly concerned about new strains of bacteria and... »

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