Scientists at Russia’s National Research Nuclear University MEPhI in Moscow have developed this country’s first handset for smartphones which protects users against concealed tapping. The researchers at MEPhI’s Engineering Center are said to have come up with a wireless handset that not only wards off covert tapping but also enables secure text communication through a mobile app.
“Students won’t need their ID to enter the dining center anymore,” said Stephen Barr, director of campus services at VCU. “With iris identification, it’s as simple as a camera taking a picture of their eyes and two seconds later they walk through.”
California, where legislators are now moving forward with plans to force childhood vaccines on all adults who work in daycare centers, both private and public. ho work in daycare centers, both private and public. Senate Bill 792, also known as the “Day care facilities immunizations act.
A partnership with NASA has enabled Google to test-fly its drones in US airspace, dodging federal aviation regulations. Citing current rules as too restrictive, several US tech companies have conducted their drone research elsewhere.
Limits on ATM Withdrawals for Welfare Recipients in Kansas. Revocation of Driver’s License in Iowa For Missing Student Loan Payments;Tennessee will revoke nursing license of a nurse who fails to make student loan payments. Arkansas Arrests and Prosecutes People for Missing Rent Payments; in many cases, a sentence of jail time. Using the Poor as ATMs: Harsh Financial Penalties for Minor Infractions and Traffic Violations. The Return of Debtors’ Prisons. Voter Identification Requirements Suppress Poor People’s Votes.
Lily Hughes, a member of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty, describes how racism is aided and abetted by prosecutors in America's injustice system. IN EARLY June of this year, the State Bar of Texas stripped Charles Sebesta of his law license and formally disbarred him. His crime? Prosecutorial misconduct that led to the wrongful conviction of exonerated death row prisoner Anthony Graves.
This third grader was shackled and crying out in pain for 15 minutes. He was restrained because of behavior related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and a history of trauma. A member of the school's staff videotaped the incident.
The Obama administration’s central strategy against strong encryption seems to be waging war on the companies that are providing and popularizing it: most notably Apple and Google. The intimidation campaign got a boost Thursday when a blog that frequently promotes the interests of the national security establishment raised the prospect of Apple being found liable for providing material support to a terrorist.
Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz: Second Amendment is an “absurd thing” in our constitution, our legal framework needs to be adjusted “to create a presumption against gun ownership instead of in favor of gun ownership.”Guns should not be available to people generally;if you want a gun you should have to go to the police or other authorities, borrow a gun for self-defense or hunting, be required to return it when finished using it.
Cincinnati, Ohio police officer Ray Tensing accused of killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop for not having a front license plate indicted by a grand jury, charged with murder. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters:"I have been doing this 30 years, this is the most asinine act by a police officer I have ever seen," "This is without question a murder."
A special transmitter releases high-frequency oscillations converted into sound in the brain without any acoustic signals travelling through the ear. U.S. patent 5,159,703 for “silent subliminal presentation system; nonaural carriers, very low or very high audio frequency range or amplitude or frequency modulated with the desired intelligence and propagated acoustically or vibrationally, for inducement into the brain.
The UK government's plans to deploy troops on Britain’s streets in the event of a major terrorist attack is an overreaction, could lead to dangerous trend of replacing civilian with military personnel; Baroness Jenny Jones, London Assembly member and deputy chair of the Police and Crime Committee.
Chief Constable Sara Thornton, head of National Police Chiefs' Council: officers' priorities are changing in response to budget cuts, changing face of crime; sexual offences, terrorism, cyber crime where we really need to focus.
Statistics from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: 10,642 people died as result of police chases 1982 to 2013. 1,994; 27%, were innocent bystanders. Eighty-seven percent of innocent bystanders were in automobiles. Pedestrians 8.5% of the total, motorcyclists 4%, bicyclists less than 1%. Police officers killed in such crashes; 25% had blood-alcohol counts higher than allowed.
Zoltan Istvan, Transhumanist Party presidential candidate: implant a surveillance brain chip in prisoners that notify the law, deploy a “tranquiliser triggered to block violent behavior.” Rest of society may follow, with their own rationales and justifications, spy chips inside the brain acceptable.
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