Monkey selfie photographer says he’s broke: ‘I’m thinking of dog walking’

July 13, 2017

David Slater has been fighting for years over “whos had” the copyright to photos taken a number of monkeys applying his camera, and told me that he struggling as a result A US appeals court has pondered whether or not a ape can own intellectual property rights to a selfie while the photographer whose camera captivated the notorious portrait watched a livestream of the proceedings from his home in the…


Google spends millions on academic research to influence opinion, says watchdog

July 13, 2017

The tech company has funded 329 articles on our policies since 2005, in agreement with the US-based Campaign for Accountability Google has invested millions money academic research in the US and Europe to try to influence public opinion and policymakers, a protector has claimed. Over the last decade, Google has money research papers that appear to support the technology companys business attentions and defend against regulatory requests such as antitrust…


Facebook addresses Silicon Valley’s affordable housing crisis

July 10, 2017

The social networking business which has been criticised for exacerbating the housing crisis in Menlo Park is to build 1,500 apartments Facebook is to build its own village of 1,500 homes for workers struggling to pay soaring rents as the housing crisis in Silicon Valley deepens. The social networking company has submitted plans to the local council to create a new neighbourhood of homes, shops and a public plaza across…


North Korea: US and its allies face shortage of good options

July 6, 2017

Pyongyangs recent missile test has revitalized calls to deal with Kim Jong-un. But every possible policies carry immense risks North Koreas all options are on the table for barrier its nuclear weapons programme. Talk of a surgical strike often surfaces when legislators are entertaining military intervention in conflicts or disturbed areas throughout the world, perhaps because it carries undertones of a focused, efficient onrush, with minimum collateral shatter, like a…


North Korea missile test a ‘new threat to world’, says US amid show of military force

July 5, 2017

Kim Jong-un calls experiment a 4 July gift to American mongrels as United states secretary of state pushes activity against Northern korean and regime The United States has ramped up pressing on North Korea after Tuesdays successful intercontinental tomahawk missile assessment, making a show of force off the Korean promontory with a accuracy firing practice and warning that any country hiding North Korean employees was abetting Kim Jong-uns regime. The…


Trump risks global trade war if he restricts imports of steel and aluminum

July 4, 2017

By invoking a rarely used law from the cold war era, Trump could limit imports of goods deemed critical to national defence and satisfy his America first policy Chinese and European diplomats have warned Donald Trump against reported plans to restrict imports of steel and aluminum a strategy that risks triggering a global trade war. By invoking a rarely used law from the cold war era, the US president could…


Ken Burns returns to take on Vietnam ‘a war we have consciously ignored’

July 3, 2017

Burnss new 10-part, 18-hour epic film covers the conflict from all sides, and hopes to shape more courageous conversations about what took place James Rogers and Renan Reyes, veterans of the Vietnam war, each made a trip to Washington on Wednesday to see the masterpiece on the civil war as well as series on jazz, baseball, the Roosevelts and the second world war. Ten years and millions of dollars in…


Challenges to Silicon Valley wont just come from Brussels

July 2, 2017

Fine of 2.4 bn levied on Google is a sign of the continued erosion of US tech conglomerates dominance of the internet The whopping for mistreating its dominanceas a search engine has taken Silicon Valley aback. It has also reignited American paranoia about the motives of European regulators, whom countless Valley types seem to regard as stooges of Mathias Dpfner, the united states president of German media group Axel Springer,…


Russian hackers ‘traded stolen passwords of British MPs and public servants’

June 23, 2017

Credentials of officials including MPs, officials and senior police officer apparently sold on Russian websites after 2012 attack on LinkedIn Passwords belonging to British politicians, officials and elderly police officers have been sold by Russian hackers, it has been reported. Security credentials said to have belonged to tens of thousands of government officials, including 1,000 British MPs and parliamentary organization, 7,000 police employees and more than 1,000 Foreign Office staff,…


Pakistan: man sentenced to death for blasphemy on Facebook

June 11, 2017

Taimoor Raza was found guilty of reviling the prophet Mohammed during an justification on social media with a counter-terrorism official A Pakistani man has been sentenced to fatality for committing blasphemy on Facebook, the first sentence on bills arising from social media. Judge Shabbir Ahmad Awan handed down the conclusion in Bahawalpur, around 600 km( 372 miles) south of fund Islamabad, perceiving Taimoor Raza guilty of reviling the prophet Mohammed,…