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UK broadband users overwhelmingly reject porn filters
British internet users are rejecting “pornography filters” spearheaded by Prime Minister David Cameron last year.

23.07.2014 17:09

World’s first ‘three-parent’ baby could be born in UK
More than 100 “three-parent” babies could be born in the UK each year after the government announced plans to legalize a controversial IVF technique to prevent children inheriting diseases.

23.07.2014 09:32

Japanese leader proposes first-ever 'Robot Olympics'
Nations of the world will be sending their most talented athletes to Tokyo in 2020 for the Olympic Games – but if Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gets his way, they might also be pitting robots against each other.

23.07.2014 02:47

​UK to 'decriminalize' file-sharing
The British government has decriminalized the act of online video game, music and film piracy, after branding harsher punishment plans as “unworkable.”

22.07.2014 16:03

Online 'fingerprinting' stalking web users, nearly impossible to block
At least five percent of the internet’s top 100,000 websites are using a new kind of online tracking system – one which essentially takes a “fingerprint” of your computer via its web browser.

22.07.2014 03:31

UK Supermarket first in world to be powered entirely by garbage
A Sainsburys supermarket has become the first to be powered directly from its food waste, instead of electricity from the National Grid.

21.07.2014 17:03

Future cell phones to recharge from air after rain?
MIT scientists have discovered a way to get an electric current out of water droplets. Enough power to charge mobile phones can be drawn from water condensing and jumping from a super-hydrophobic surface.

20.07.2014 08:51

Electric Aliens? Bacteria discovered that exist on pure energy
Microbiologists based in California have discovered bacteria that survive by eating pure electrons rather than food, bringing an entirely new method of existence to awareness and raising questions about possibilities for alien life.

19.07.2014 14:11

‘Friend or Foe’ cutting edge brain scan could identify threats to the US
With the US concerned about protecting troops deployed to the Middle East, potentially within foreign armies, one neuroscience company is developing advanced brain-scanning technology that could detect just how trustworthy an individual is.

18.07.2014 22:48

‘Right to privacy breached’: Rights group vows to take UK govt to court over DRIP law
Emergency legislation on data retention and investigatory powers rushed through the UK parliament breach the right to privacy enshrined in human rights law, claim activists pursuing court action against the British government.

18.07.2014 15:00

Censorship war: Website unmasks links Google is blocking from search results
A subversive website has been launched to keep track of news and other webpages Google has “censored” from the search engine’s index, following the European Court of Justice’s controversial Right to be Forgotten ruling.

16.07.2014 15:46

​FBI warns driverless cars could become new 'lethal weapon' for terrorists
Self-driving cars are being assessed as a “game changing” vehicle and a potential “lethal weapon” according to an internal FBI report, and could be exploited by criminals or terrorists seeking to program explosive-stuffed cars to be self-driving bombs.

16.07.2014 18:20

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