Month: May 2018

Google’s disturbing vision of TOTAL data collection: Leaked video reveals a Black Mirror-style future in which technology could be used to control the behaviour of entire populations

Joe Pinkstone | The Daily Mail | Source URL Google already knows far more about you than you may realise. Now, an internal Google video has leaked that provides an unnerving glimpse into how the firm could use that wealth on information to control your behaviour. The video sets the scene […]

Dick Cheney Wants To Restart Torture Program, Suggests He Doesn’t Consider Waterboarding Torture

Greg Price | Newsweek | Source URL The United States should bring back enhanced interrogation techniques and “go back and study them and learn,” according to former vice president Dick Cheney on Thursday. Cheney’s comments came as President Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, faced questions over her […]

Google’s Selfish Ledger Is An Unsettling Vision Of Silicon Valley Social Engineering

Vlad Savov | The Verge | Source URL Google has built a multibillion-dollar business out of knowing everything about its users. Now, a video produced within Google and obtained by The Verge offers a stunningly ambitious and unsettling look at how some at the company envision using that information in the future. […]

Facebook’s privacy crisis deepens as firm admits it has now suspended 200 apps as part of audit following the Cambridge Analytica scandal

Press Association via Daily Mail | Source URL Facebook has suspended around 200 apps as part of its investigation into misuse of personal data on the social network. In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg promised an audit of apps that may have accessed […]

Science fiction becomes reality: Researchers ‘transfer memories’ between animals in research that could help to unlock how we store them in our own brains

Victoria Allen | The Daily Mail | Source URL It is a nightmarish science fiction scenario, in which two people’s memories can be swapped between their brains. But fiction has become reality, after neuroscientists were able to transfer a memory from one animal into another. The memory was the recollection […]