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Surveillance Technologies May Soon Make Anonymity Impossible

It is no secret that, in civilised society, "Big Brother" is very likely to be watching us whenever we venture into public places and, thanks to facial recognition software utilised by retail outlets, "Big Brother" is not only watching, but also knows our names and many other personal details.

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Scientists build a flying jellyfish!

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it’s a . . . jellyfish?

Researchers have built a small vehicle that is able to fly through the air using graceful, undulating movements similar to those of a jellyfish swimming through water.

The work, which will be presented at the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid...
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Minority Report: Is Pre-Crime Now a Legal Reality?

Can criminals really be convicted of crimes that they 'might' commit, but haven't actually perpetrated? This sounds like a scenario snatched straight from science-fiction; certainly when Philip K. Dick wrote "The Minority Report" back in 1956 the concept seemed fanciful, but advances in technology and data analysis are turning this...
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Domestic Surveillance Abuse Totally Out of Control

The NSA isn't just spying on suspected terrorists, it's spying on millions of American citizens without any indication whatsoever that they are connected to terrorism. This spying is so extensive that it might include the whole population. It has also broken essentially all encryption systems so not even encrypted communications are safe from it's...
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