Tag: Technology

Oh, Dominique, I Think You Do Know….

…you just don’t want to say it out loud: A new obstacle to scientific literacy may be emerging, according to a paper in the journal Science by two University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers. Oh, really? In an experiment mentioned in the…

A Follow Up…

My post on Henry Porter’s article about privacy concerns emanating from the development of technology garnered a lot more comment than most. And I was reminded of that post when reading Anna Minton’s article on the SBD award: Not long…

Coming Soon, To A Police Farce Near You?

The police should be given greater powers to hack into private computers in their efforts to combat cyber crime, according to a concept briefing for parliament… What..?! … by justice minister Ivo Opstelten. Oh. Whew! No need to worry that…

The Moral Of The Story?

Beware social media the printed page! … during a hearing at Hull Magistrates’ Court yesterday, it emerged Miss Roberts and former head teacher Debbie Johnson – who was also accused of being involved in the conversation – had been cleared…

A Chilling View Of Our Future?

Two former teachers who quit their jobs after posting derogatory comments on Facebook will face court. Notice that they are referred to as former teachers. After the incident, they were (rightly or wrongly) summoned for the dreaded interview without coffee…

Naked lie

Back in February I wrote a very angry sweary blog post about airport scannersand about how the Australian federal government had decided that they’d be installed at all Australian international airports, and I explained, not for the first time, how…