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offsite link Business Secretary Rules Out Another Lockdown Wed Oct 20, 2021 08:39 | Michael Curzon
The Business Secretary says talk about further restrictions is "completely unhelpful", adding that, because of the success of the vaccine roll-out, "I would rule out" there being another lockdown.
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offsite link Implement ?Plan B? Now to Avoid ?Profound Crisis?, Demands NHS Confederation Head Wed Oct 20, 2021 07:30 | Michael Curzon
The Government must implement 'Plan B' winter measures, including vaccine passports and mask mandates, right away so we can avoid a "profound crisis", insists the head of the NHS Confederation.
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offsite link News Round-Up Tue Oct 19, 2021 22:56 | Michael Curzon
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about politicians? efforts to control the virus ? and other acts of hubris and folly ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
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offsite link More Restrictions May Be Required This Winter, Says Professor Ferguson Tue Oct 19, 2021 18:39 | Michael Curzon
Professor Neil Ferguson has predicted that another lockdown will not be necessary this winter but that the reintroduction of some forms of restrictions will be.
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offsite link Half of Brits Think We Will Be Locked Down Again This Year, According to New Survey Tue Oct 19, 2021 13:57 | Michael Curzon
While a new survey suggests that more than half of Brits believe the worst of the pandemic is behind us, 49% of respondents also say they believe there will be further lockdowns.
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offsite link The Western economic system is coming to an end, by Thierry Meyssan Tue Oct 19, 2021 08:58 | en

offsite link Apple intends to rummage through your smartphone ... without your knowledge Sun Oct 17, 2021 17:03 | en

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international / sci-tech / other press Tuesday September 14, 2021 01:04 by 1 of Indy

This report from rt.com on the CitizenLab report confirms what many suspected...

Digital rights group CitizenLab has discovered a vulnerability that allowed Israeli spyware company NSO Group to implant its Pegasus malware onto virtually every iPhone, Mac, and Apple Watch device.

CitizenLab revealed the vulnerability on Monday, a week after discovering it by analyzing the phone of a Saudi activist that had been infected with the malware. The discovery was announced to the public shortly after Apple rolled out an update to patch the vulnerability.

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international / sci-tech / other press Saturday August 28, 2021 01:37 by 1 of Indy   image 1 image
A document just released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) openly admits that the infamous PCR test for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) was developed not with actual samples of the Chinese Virus, but rather what appears to be genetic material from a common cold virus.

Since the Fauci Flu in any of its “variant” forms has yet to be properly isolated, the FDA instead used regular cold/flu viruses to produce PCR tests – meaning everyone who tests “positive” for Chinese Germs is actually just testing positive for the seasonal flu. read full story / add a comment
international / sci-tech / opinion/analysis Thursday May 06, 2021 09:56 by steven
In january, the french police annonced 121 mobile phone masts had been sabotaged in only one year in France. At the time of this article, in the end of march 2021, a new communication on France Info radio, annonced the number had rose to 173. read full story / add a comment
international / sci-tech / opinion/analysis Monday April 19, 2021 15:34 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin
AK-47: Kalashnikov (2020) is a biographical film about Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov (1919–2013), the inventor and designer of the AK-47 automatic rifle. read full story / add a comment
international / sci-tech / news report Saturday March 20, 2021 19:24 by Luxefaire
The ridiculous schnooks running the world have a lot more to worry about than sneezes and coughs. read full story / add a comment
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international / sci-tech / news report Saturday March 13, 2021 01:44 by 1 of indy   image 1 image
Search engines have come to dominate our lives and Google which is by far the best known has by far the largest marketshare estimated to be anything from 70% to 90%. These search engines have become powerful tools for the corporations owning them as it gives them immense power to shape peoples lives since they control the algorithm controlling what you see when you search the news, check facts or try to search for information which they exclude from the search results because it does not suit their agenda. They also know incredible amounts about their users from their preferences, political leanings, lifestyles, ailments, age, location holiday preferences and practically every other aspects of them. It is time we took our privacy back and with the launch of a new decentralized and community based search engine called PreSearch.org there is now a chance that the tide is turning.
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international / sci-tech / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 03, 2020 21:43 by Sean Crudden
I do not know much about it. But I think science policy nationally and internationally is a delicate balance. It's difficult to form a picture of who is doing research, what are their objectives, what are the rewards. My impression is that science is mostly controlled by commercial interests. What is invented mostly is what can sell. You have copyright and secrecy backed up by law to preserve the pitch for profit. It is easy to see the sense in this because it provides an incentive for scientists and their employers to spend time and money on research.

But there is also a negative aspect to this way of doing things. Manufacturers are not wholly induced to innovate. They might see more profit from concentrating on already discovered products. Pharmaceuticals are, perhaps, an example of this. Instead of looking for new and improved drugs, they may see more profit from continuing to produce older drugs even if they are less than perfect with lots of unwanted effects. read full story / add a comment
international / sci-tech / other press Sunday May 10, 2020 13:59 by 1 of indy   text 1 comment (last - friday may 29, 2020 01:37)
Everyone is using Zoom these days from work conference calls to family chats and quizzes. It's the new shiny star of the Corona-virus era. It is a godsend to save us. Well it turns out it isn't. It's encryption is not true encryption and it just uses TLS which allows the Zoom corporation to intercept and decrypt video chats and other data. TLS is also used by WhatsApp which is owned by Microsoft, so that allows Microsoft to easily mine all the messages from the 1.5 billion or so users.

This report on Zoom comes from the UK Tech Industry well known website TheReigster. Even though the report is from early April it is unlikely most people have been made aware of the full extent of the scandal.

Since then Zoom have no doubt fixed some of the glaring security holes but it is highly likely they not want to stop getting the data they had access to, so it would be reasonable to assume they are still getting it by backdoor means and not transmitting it encrypted so that it will be far harder to uncover read full story / add a comment
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international / sci-tech / feature Saturday April 18, 2020 20:14 by 1 of indy   text 2 comments (last - monday september 28, 2020 23:39)   image 8 images
In light of the slight interruption to normal life that is going on it is worth reassessing some of the known common knowledge about Big Tech and it's related area Artificial Intelligence (AI). Unless you have been asleep for the past 10 years, everyone will have heard of Edward Snowden who revealed in quite extensive detail the level of ongoing surveillance carried out jointly by the US and UK intelligence agencies, the NSA and GCHQ. Prior to his disclosure any suggestion of widespread spying was met with derision. Overnight the world changed and it was widely accepted as fact by everyone. What's more is that the depth and scale of the programs were far bigger than even the pessimists had imagined. It was this more than anything which has tarnished the reputation of technology as something that was always good to a demonstration of it's dark side. The state as such has dirtied its reputation with regards to technology.
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international / sci-tech / news report Sunday February 09, 2020 15:39 by anarquistes conta la devastacio

Since 24 till 27 of February the featured event of the ICT industry- the MWC is going to be held in Barcelona. This gathering is arranged by GSMA, one of the most important organization in the world and more powerful than many governments. This year more than hundred thousand of CEOs and businessmen will attend MWC. All of them are ready to pay around the 800 -5000 euros for each access ticket. read full story / add a comment
galway / sci-tech / press release Monday July 15, 2019 22:17 by AnT
An Tasice has made a submission to the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment notice of intent By Minister Richard Bruton TD to grant a mineral prospecting licence to MOAG Copper Gold Resources Inc, Toronto, Canada in west Connemara.1 read full story / add a comment
national / sci-tech / press release Thursday June 13, 2019 23:07 by 1 of indy
This press release was received approximately two week ago and relates to a local meeting on the rollout of 5G phone technology and it's potential health impacts. Unfortunately the press release was only dealt with after the event. But since this is an issue not widely discussed, we are publishing it anyhow as it contains some key questions and links to some further sites that given more background on the issue. -editor read full story / add a comment
international / sci-tech / opinion/analysis Monday June 10, 2019 08:34 by DeepThought
In this article I explore the claims that microwaves were responsible for diplomats injuries in Cuba. read full story / add a comment
national / sci-tech / press release Thursday May 09, 2019 23:19 by pbp   text 2 comments (last - saturday may 11, 2019 10:37)
Concern for rural Ireland described as fake as state gives huge bonanza to private tech and finance firms

Bríd Smith TD has called the Broadband announcement by Government the “most expensive press release and piece of media spin in the state’s history.”

She said the scale of the costs and the entire project would be one of the main things this Government is remembered for along with the housing crisis. read full story / add a comment
national / sci-tech / news report Tuesday February 19, 2019 23:07 by RB
Ireland is going to be one of the first countries to have 5g rolled out. This an extremly important issue that every person needs to know about. Authorities are making health decisions for mass populations without telling us. My aim of this campaign is to raise money in order to get the word out about the issues that come with a 5g rollout. read full story / add a comment
national / sci-tech / news report Wednesday January 09, 2019 11:07 by gniomhaí
5G is being sold to us as enabling high speed internet, super quick download speeds, 'smart' devices including smart cities, smart cars etc and the 'Internet of Things' (ie where all products are connected wirelessly to the internet). In practice, this means that exposure to EM radiation will increase exponentially read full story / add a comment
dublin / sci-tech / event notice Thursday October 25, 2018 17:52 by Nicolas Laurance
PyCon 2018, the 9th annual conference for the Python programming language in Ireland, will be held Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th November in the Radisson Blu hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8 and is set to attract over 400 software developers this year. read full story / add a comment
national / sci-tech / press release Friday October 19, 2018 22:10 by pbp
Over half a million households in rural Ireland are missing out on broadband because of a disastrous privatisation policy.

Up to 1999, the telephone network was run by a state company, Telecom Eireann. But the Fianna Fail government decided to copy Margaret Thatcher and sell it off. Ever since then, disaster has piled on disaster.

Instead of providing long term investment to install broad band, a series of private owners simply asset stripped the company, which had been re-named Eircom. read full story / add a comment
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