Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic
The problem with this is that other countries will see this as a good idea and we all end up paying more tax.
White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"
Why not use the same way they was used in colonised the planet 500 years ago. With the best endeavour ships were constructed and people got on for the new lands. Some didn’t make it, some new towns didn’t make it, but humans did and we now colonise the whole planet
Google Starts Removing Search Results After EU Ruling
Never trust a politician anyway.
A Dispatch From Outside the Prison Holding Barrett Brown
When I first read this I thought it was about a south African dictatorship, not the land of the free.
It's Not Just the NSA: Police Are Tracking Your Car
IT WAS A COOL, QUIET MONDAY EVENING in northeast England when the computer first told them about Peter Chapman. The clock read a little after five, and two officers from Cleveland police were cruising in their patrol car. A screen lit up next to them: the on-board computer was flashing an alert from the local police network. The message told them the target was a blue Ford Mondeo and gave them its registration number.
It was only a few minutes before they came across the car and pulled it over with a sounding of their siren. Inside was Chapman, a 33-year-old convict wanted for questioning in connection with a string of offences, including arson and theft. The officers verified his identity and took him to a station just a few miles away.
At 5:07 p.m. on October 26, 2009, just 20 minutes before he was arrested, Chapman had driven past an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera stationed next to the road. As his car passed, the camera recorded its registration number, together with the time and location, and sent the information to Cleveland Policeâ(TM)s internal computer network, where it was checked against a hotlist downloaded from Britainâ(TM)s central police database.
There was a hit: a request to detain anyone driving Chapmanâ(TM)s car had been entered into the system three days earlier. Once the computers had processed their searchâ"a matter of fractions of a secondâ"the command to apprehend the driver was broadcast to local officers, who stopped and arrested Chapman as soon as they were able.
This feat was made possible by the continuous operation of a vast automated surveillance network that sits astride Britainâ(TM)s roads. The technologyâ"known as License Plate Recognition (LPR) in the US, where it is also usedâ"captures and stores data on up to 15 million journeys in the UK each day.
BitTorrent Unveils Secure Chat To Counter 'NSA Dragnet Surveillance'
This of course does not stop the NSA / MI5 etc. breaking into your house and putting a few bugs in.
UK ISP Adult Filters Block Sex Education Websites Allows Access To Porn
As we are getting more like Iran & China in our internet censorship more and more we will turn to VPN, and the harder and harder it will take the likes of GCHQ to read our internet words.
Twitter Will Track Your Browsing To Sell Ads
and that the main problem with adverts they are using history and history is to late, as most people have moved on to otherthings.
Now prediction advertising....
The Second Operating System Hiding In Every Mobile Phone
Nope off is off - at least on my android.
Who told you that one?
Most Drivers Would Hand Keys Over To Computer If It Meant Lower Insurance Rates
You think truck companies will still have drivers when computers start driving?
Anyway all other modes of transport are computer driven some without humam watching over them from the inside.
How To Lose $172,222 a Second For 45 Minutes
Which all goes to prove that managing directors still do not understand computers and love to cut IT departments
Sensor Characteristics Uniquely Identify Individual Phones
Every mobile phone, GSM modem or device with a built-in phone / modem has a unique 15 digit IMEI number.
Students Hack School-Issued iPads Within One Week
Any kid who can't crack them needs more education.
Why the Japanese Government Should Take Over the Fukushima Nuclear Plant
Just build a Waste-Annihilating Molten Salt Reactor (WAMSR) next to the site, problem solved.
Three Banks Lose Millions After Wire Transfer Switches Hacked
If this was a normal hold-up and they stole millions the police etc would be all over the place, but not so with this heistb and the owners of the bank wwould be on the phone to the local polcie cheif every 10 minutes, therefore it sounds like the bank can afford to loose this amount of money.
Amazon Angling For Same-Day Delivery Beyond Groceries
All the family foods was delivered (mostly by the co-op) to the door or at least to the road side were housewifes used to to go the van and get there meat; vegetable and fisg. Of course the milkman and bread man came to the door.
Court Upholds Ruling On Dish Network's 'Hopper'
If the BBC can run on Â£145.50 why does it cost Â£245 for a basic SKY package with 11 minues of adverts per hour.
House Democrats Propose National Park On the Moon
In Genesis it is called the 'lesser light' that rules the night. In Revelation it will turn to blood.
The Average Movie Theater Has Hundreds of Screens
Maybe the quality of movies has gone down. When I went to the movies I should not take my eye and ears off the screen, even if the person in the next seat was crunching peanut brittle.
Microsoft Boasts of Tiny Energy Saving With IE
As with any experiment If there is no explanation of how they got to the results the experiment was worthless