Year: 2020

Lindsey Graham has started interviewing witnesses in FISA abuse investigation Tim Pearce | The Washington Examiner | Source URL Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham has started deposing witnesses in his committee’s investigation into abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act during the 2016 election. The South Carolina Republican told reporters on Tuesday that he had begun conducting closed-door depositions […]

UN report shines light on psychological torture Mia Swart | Al-Jazeera | Source URL A new United Nations report has set out a comprehensive definition of psychological torture for the first time. An advance, unedited version of the report – titled Torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment – which was released late on Monday, gives a comprehensive legal framework […]

Tempest: Rolls Royce working on kinetic generators to power directed energy weapon Ciara McGrath | The Daily Express | Source URL Tempest, a sixth-generation fighter jet, will fly into battle accompanied by a swarm of wingmen similar to drones, and will be equipped with hypersonic and laser weapons. Over the last five years Rolls-Royce has been pioneering world-first technology that will […]

China’s facial recognition systems are evolving to recognise people with partially covered faces as coronavirus outbreak prompts huge increase in the number wearing masks

Text to Speech Voices Joe Pinkstone | The Daily Mail | Source URL Chinese companies specialising in facial recognition have upgraded the technology to identify people wearing masks in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Chinese company SenseTime, described as ‘the most valuable AI startup in the world’ and worth […]

US ‘plotted to kill Julian Assange and make it look like an accident’: Spies discussed kidnapping or poisoning WikiLeaks founder in Ecuadorean embassy, extradition trial hears

british text to speech Martin Robinson | The Daily Mail | Source URL US spies hatched a plot to kidnap or even poison Julian Assange using shady Spanish private detectives after he leaked 250,000 top secret documents online, his extradition hearing was told yesterday. The WikiLeaks founder’s human rights barrister Edward Fitzgerald, […]