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Donald Tusk wants EU army THIS YEAR ‘to defend borders from migrants and hostile states’

Vincent Wood The Daily Express The European Council President called for the 27-nation superstate to introduce Permanent Structured Cooperation on Defence (PESCO) to protect the bloc from the effects of the migrant crisis, hostile bordering states and forces that risk tearing the bloc apart. He added the EU should be
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London Introduces Carbon “T-Charge” Tax On Diesel And Older Petrol Vehicles

Aaron Kesel Activist Post As part of the plan to begin phasing out gas and diesel car sales over the next three decades, drivers of diesel vehicles and older petrol cars in the UK will now face a tax called T-Charge for driving into the financial district and parts of
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ftsnadmin October 24, 2017 0 comments

EU plotting TOTAL DOMINATION: Brussels moves to take control of wages from member states

Jon Rogers The Daily Express The report, by Italian left-winger Laura Agea, says the laws already exist for the European Union (EU) to take control over something which national governments have previously assumed is solely their competence. The EU’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs stops short of guaranteeing a minimum wage
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China Is Creating a Database of Its Citizens’ Voices to Boost its Surveillance Capability: Report

Joseph Hincks TIME The Chinese government has collected tens of thousands of “voice pattern” samples from targeted citizens and is inputting them into a national voice biometric database, according to a Human Rights Watch report published Monday. The idea is that an automated system, thought to still be in development, will use
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World leaders rehearse for a pandemic that will come ‘sooner than we expect’

Lena H. Sun Washington Post The government ministers were facing a new infectious disease outbreak. The mysterious virus was sickening and killing people with alarming speed. Some patients had to be placed on ventilators to help them breathe. The new virus seemed resistant to antibiotics and antiviral medicine. Within a week, officials
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ftsnadmin October 23, 2017 0 comments

YOU’RE TERMINATED Vladimir Putin warns of future sci-fi super-human soldiers more ‘destructive than nuclear bombs’ who feel no fear or pain

Mark Hodge UK Sun VLADIMIR Putin has claimed genetically-modified super soldiers “worse than a nuclear bomb” could soon become a reality. The strongman Russian President spoke to a crowd of students about the prospect of an army of trained killers incapable of feeling “pain or fear” much like the characters
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ftsnadmin October 24, 2017 0 comments

Goodbye to another landmark: Lord & Taylor sells Fifth Avenue store

WABC MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) — Lord & Taylor is selling its landmark Fifth Avenue flagship store in Manhattan to WeWork for $850 million. The flagship store is expected to continue to operate in the entire building through the 2018 holiday season, and then rent lower floors after that. The holiday
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ftsnadmin October 24, 2017 0 comments

Americans Are Retiring Later, Dying Sooner and Sicker In-Between

Ben Steverman Bloomberg The U.S. retirement age is rising, as the government pushes it higher and workers stay in careers longer. But lifespans aren’t necessarily extending to offer equal time on the beach. Data released last week suggest Americans’ health is declining and millions of middle-age workers face the prospect of shorter,
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ftsnadmin October 17, 2017 0 comments

Cities are getting paid to turn street lights into spying SmartNodes

Mass Private I The future of privacy in big cities is bleak, cities are now getting paid to convert street lights into spying SmartNodes. What are SmartNodes? SmartNodes will soon replace street lights, because they are equipped with cameras, microphones, speakers etc., all-in-one light pole. The city of Los Angeles,
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ftsnadmin September 5, 2017 0 comments

Harvey floods left Houston water plant hours away from failure

CBS News Hurricane Harvey left hundreds of communities in southeast Texas without safe drinking water. At least 45 water systems are shut down, and 171 areas have issued boil water notices. But Houston is not on that list, despite significant flooding at one of its water plants. “The filters are the
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ftsnadmin September 5, 2017 0 comments

Hurricane Irma strengthens into category 5 storm

Daniel Dahm CBS 6 Orlando ORLANDO, Fla. – Hurricane Irma, which has strengthened to a Category 5 storm packing winds of 175 mph, is expected to slam the Caribbean and possibly the U.S. mainland this week. The increasingly menacing storm would continue churning west in the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, and
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ftsnadmin September 5, 2017 0 comments

Wary of robots taking jobs, Hawaii toys with guaranteed pay

CBS News HONOLULU — Driverless trucks. Factory robots. Delivery drones. Virtual personal assistants. As technological innovations increasingly edge into the workplace, many people fear that robots and machines are destined to take jobs that human beings have held for decades–a trend that is already happening in stores and factories around the
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YOU’RE TERMINATED Vladimir Putin warns of future sci-fi super-human soldiers more ‘destructive than nuclear bombs’ who feel no fear or pain

Mark Hodge UK Sun VLADIMIR Putin has claimed genetically-modified super soldiers “worse than a nuclear bomb” could soon become a reality. The strongman Russian President spoke to a crowd of students about the prospect of an army of trained killers incapable of feeling “pain or fear” much like the characters
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ftsnadmin October 7, 2017 0 comments

Microsoft rep calls Catholic Church a key ally in protecting kids online

Catholic News Agency Rome, Italy, Oct 5, 2017 / 12:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of Microsoft’s office for online safety has said the Catholic Church is a key ally in the ongoing effort to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation online. When asked why a major tech company
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ftsnadmin October 6, 2017 0 comments

‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention The Guardian Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned himself from Snapchat, which
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ftsnadmin September 5, 2017 0 comments

Wary of robots taking jobs, Hawaii toys with guaranteed pay

CBS News HONOLULU — Driverless trucks. Factory robots. Delivery drones. Virtual personal assistants. As technological innovations increasingly edge into the workplace, many people fear that robots and machines are destined to take jobs that human beings have held for decades–a trend that is already happening in stores and factories around the
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ftsnadmin September 4, 2017 0 comments

Secretive Apple Tries to Open Up on Artificial Intelligence

Tripp Mickle The Wall Street Journal The battle for artificial-intelligence expertise is forcing Apple Inc.AAPL 0.03% to grapple with its famous penchant for secrecy, as tech companies seek to woo talent in a discipline known for its openness. The technology giant this year has been trying to draw attention—but only so much—to its efforts
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ftsnadmin September 4, 2017 0 comments

Just smile: In KFC China store, diners have new way to pay

Reuters SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Diners at a KFC store in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou will have a new way to pay for their meal. Just smile. Customers will be able to use a “Smile to Pay” facial recognition system at the tech-heavy, health-focused concept store, part of a
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