Day: October 7, 2018

Online trolls and cyberbullies in NSW face up to five years in jail under law change

iSpeech Bellinda Kontominas | ABC.net | Source URL Laws will be strengthened to protect people from cyberbullying and online trolling and keep up with changes to technology, the New South Wales Government has announced. The changes aim to address an emerging trend of offenders threatening and harassing victims online through […]

Police-Grade Surveillance Technology Comes to the Playground

Text to Speech Sidney Fussel | The Atlantic | Source URL As other elementary schools across the country were preparing for the new school year by cleaning classrooms and training teachers, Hermosa Elementary in Artesia, New Mexico, was also installing a network of wireless microphonesthat could pick up the specific concussive […]

Chinese ‘aggressive industry’ threatens US military complex, ‘stable budget’ needed – Pentagon

iSpeech RT | Source URL A new Pentagon report calls China the main threat to the US military-industrial complex, sounding alarm at declines in some “critical defense functions” due to actions by Beijing, to workforce shortages and to “unstable” funding. “While multiple countries pursue policies to bolster their economies at […]

Scientists Accuse DARPA of Genetically Modifying Insects for Bioweapon to Spread Agricultural Viruses

Text to Speech Matt Agorist | The Free Thought Project | Source URL In a scathing report issued this week, researchers with the Science Policy Forum have accused the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of creating a technology—ostensibly used to genetically modify crops with insects—but that could be […]