Nearly 15 years after the United States adopted a program to interrogate terrorism suspects using techniques now widely considered to be torture, one lawsuit has gone further than any other in American courts to fix blame. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/27/us/lawsuit-aims-to-hold-2-contractors-accountable-for-cia-torture.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fus&action=click&contentCollection=us®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=5&pgtype=sectionfront The suit, filed in October 2015 by two former detainees in C.I.A. secret prisons and the representative of […]
An experiment to see whether computers can identify criminals based on their faces has been conducted in China. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38092196 Researchers trained an algorithm using more than 1,500 photos of Chinese citizens, hundreds of them convicts. They said the program was then able to correctly identify criminals in further photos 89% of the time. But the […]
A petition asking the UK government to repeal its new Investigatory Powers Act now has more than 118,000 signatures. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38130344 This means that it must now be considered for parliamentary debate. Internet providers will soon have to record which services their customers’ devices connect to – including websites and messaging apps. They must keep this […]
If you haven’t heard about it, a guy called Donald Trump won the American presidential election this week after a long, gruelling campaign as underdog against his main rival Hilary Clinton. When Trump’s victory was announced, there were a few people who had some less than pleasant reactions. -Bearing https://youtu.be/0fpfWIGMMxs FUCKING HYSTERICAL!
Good, digestible and short documentary on Critical Theory philosophy, Cultural Marxism and The Frankfurt School. It references current day examples of the the intended social upheaval and the Fabian Socialist agenda. https://youtu.be/G8pPbrbJJQs Explains very well the intolerance of the modern tolerance movement.
From a sidewalk in Lower Manhattan, the building at 33 Thomas Street, known as the Long Lines Building, looks like nothing less than a monument to the prize of privacy. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/18/nyregion/national-security-agency-said-to-use-manhattan-tower-as-listening-post.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fus&action=click&contentCollection=us®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=8&pgtype=sectionfront With not a window in its walls from the ground up to its height of 550 feet, 33 Thomas looms over Church Street with […]
US President Barack Obama has made a strong defence of globalisation as he arrived in Germany on his final visit to Europe before leaving office. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38006937 In a joint article, Mr Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that with the global economy developing faster than ever, co-operation was vital. Mr Obama arrived in Germany […]