Archive for the 'Technology' Category

Web spies monitor activists online for police, attorney-general

• December, 2008

Web spies monitor activists online for police, attorney-general AAP November 26, 2008 A PRIVATE intelligence company has been engaged by police to secretly monitor internet and email use by activist and protest groups, a report says. The company was hired to monitor and report on the internet activities of anti-war campaigners, animal rights activists, environmental campaigners, and other protest groups, Fairfax Media reported. It was hired by Victorian Police, the Australian Federal Police and the federal Attorney-General’s department. The Melbourne-based firm has for the past

Crescent moon nestles next to two brightest planets in the sky

• December, 2008

Crescent moon nestles next to two brightest planets in the sky By Joe Rao Venus and Jupiter share starring role Every once in a while, something appears in the night sky that attracts the attention of even those who normally don’t bother looking up. It was that way on Monday evening. A slender crescent moon, just 15 percent illuminated, came in very close proximity to the two brightest planets in our sky, Venus and Jupiter.

Australia planning to block 10,000 websites

• November, 2008

Australia planning to block 10,000 websites By Bonnie Malkin in Sydney Last Updated: 5:17AM GMT 14 Nov 2008 Australia is preparing to block public access to 10,000 websites deemed to carry “unwanted content”. The websites will be blocked as part of a government-sponsored trial of its filter technology that will start before Christmas and last six weeks. The government has already identified 1300 websites that it wants to black list as part of the clean feeds scheme. Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said the sites mostly

The AirJelly -fish/bird/bionic/thing <<VideoLink>>

• November, 2008

The AirJelly -fish/bird/bionic/thing <<VideoLink>> <<Editors notE>> Here’s a link to a movieclip and some German explanation about some bionic flying Jellyfish … thing. At least it had me going for a while. Don’t ask me any details, I’m not really into German, but from what I could understand it went something like: “Air… Helium… Little batteries… Fun… Transmitter… Cool… Arty… Commerce… Factory… Still cool… Eventhough… Well, what the hell, I’ll post it and they’ll figure it out…” So… Follow this link below! AirJelly

National Press Club UFO conference

• November, 2008

National Press Club UFO conference .::. <<video>> <<editors note>> This video is almost a year old, but it’s worth the watch since alot of worldly governments are declassifying their UFO files. Some objects are simply not identified and well, shouldn’t we kind of know what is up there in the skies instead of just acting like nothing is going on and calling certain witnesses “nutters”? Whether or not these crafts are “man-made”. I like to know what the government knows since the government is mostly

Passports will be needed to buy mobile phones – UK

• October, 2008

October 19, 2008 by David Leppard Everyone who buys a mobile telephone will be forced to register their identity on a national database under government plans to extend massively the powers of state surveillance. Phone buyers would have to present a passport or other official form of identification at the point of purchase. Privacy campaigners fear it marks the latest government move to create a surveillance society. A compulsory national register for the owners of all 72m mobile phones in Britain would be part of