The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

August 18, 2017

A shadowy operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign heavily influenced the result of the EU referendum. Is our electoral process still fit for purpose? The connectivity that is the heart of globalisation can be exploited by states with hostile intent to further their aims.[] The risks at stake are profound and represent a fundamental threat to our sovereignty. Alex Younger,…


This is the most dangerous time for our planet | Stephen Hawking

August 15, 2017

We cant go on ignoring inequality, because we have the means to destroy our world but not to escape it As a theoretical physicist based in Cambridge, I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble. Cambridge is an unusual town, centred around one of the worlds great universities. Within that town, the scientific community that I became part of in my 20s is even more rarefied. And within…


North Korea is ‘a cult’ to Kim Jong Un, undercover reporter says

August 13, 2017

( CNN) North Koreans are raised to be soldiers and “have no ounce of impunity, ” a journalist who lived undercover in the reclusive nation told CNN. Kim’s penetrations come as President Donald Trump this week waded into a battle of threats with North Korean commander Kim Jong Un, whose military leaders threatened to launch rockets at Guam, a US territory where the United States conserves two key military bases.


Twitter is probably not gonna suspend Trump for those North Korea tweets

August 12, 2017

A president.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Welcome to Friday, where we’ve entered what feels like round 57 of “Is THIS finally what gets Twitter to ban Trump?” The answer is almost certainly no, to the point that I wish Vegas would put odds on this, because there are few things in this world more certain than that Twitter will not ban the president of the United States. SEE ALSO: Giant inflatable chicken with…


Russia adds own VPN crackdown after VPN apps disappear from Apple Store in China

July 31, 2017

Russians hold a banner reading "Internet for users, factory for workers, land for peasants!" during a rally in Moscow, Russia, on23 Jul 2017.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Just one day after it was revealed that Apple had removed virtual private networking (VPN) apps from its China App Store at the behest of the government, we’ve learned that officials in Russia are cracking down on VPN services, too. SEE ALSO: With this move, China…


Should Americas Tech Giants Be Broken Up?

July 23, 2017

As a former tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band, Jonathan Taplin isn’t your typical academic. Lately, though, he’s been busy writing somber tomes about market shares, monopolies, and online platforms. His conclusion:, Facebook, and Google have become too big and too powerful and, if not stopped, may need to be broken up. Crazy? Maybe not. Taplin, 70, author of , knows digital media, having run the Annenberg…


US general warns of out-of-control killer robots

July 19, 2017

( CNN) America’s second-highest ranking military officer, Gen. Paul Selva, preached Tuesday for “keeping the ethical rules of conflict in place lest we loose on humanity a place of robots that we don’t know how to control.” Peters said the restriction was “due to expire eventually this year.”


Sneak peek at US Navy’s new $13B aircraft carrier

July 19, 2017

Norfolk, Virginia( CNN) Perched 50 feet above the USS Gerald Ford’s big landing deck, Petty Officer 1st Class Jose Triana has a clear belief of the compas from his padded captain’s chair in the pilot mansion of the world’s most advanced attack aircraft carrier. The one-of-a-kind control system is just one of countless state-of-the-art improves aboard the $13 billion USS Gerald Ford that will be commissioned into active obligation on…


Priebus: Trump ‘absolutely did not believe’ Putin

July 10, 2017

Washington (CNN)White House chief of staff Reince Priebus pushed back Sunday against the Russian account of the meeting President Donald Trump had with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Germany. “The President absolutely did not believe the denial of President Putin,” Priebus said. “What the President did is he immediately came into the meeting, talked about Russian meddling in the US election, went after…


How Americas Aircraft Carriers Could Become Obsolete

July 3, 2017

President Donald Trump has been consistent in his argument that the U.S. Navy has shrunk to a woefully inadequate size. The Republican has repeatedly said he wants the service to expand, including a fleet of a dozen aircraft carriers. That plan isn’t in the Pentagon’s current budget, but on July 22 the Navy will formally commission precautionary signal to North Korean aggression. The is the first of four planned -class carriers,…