politics
5 Reasons Why The Home Secretary’s Proposed Encryption Ban Is Aggressively Stupid

One week on from a terrorist outrage and - surprise! - the government is trying to appropriate it to soften the ground for more crazy, draconian and illiberal laws. Read More >>

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Watch the Life Drain From Sean Spicer as He Defends Trump’s Obviously Doomed Health Bill

His boss may be able to sell a shit deal with a smile, but Press Secretary Sean Spicer could barely muster a grin as he defended the now mercifully dead American Health Care Act, the GOP’s rushed replacement for Obamacare. The AP confirms that Republicans, without the necessary votes, pulled the bill. Essentially, it got Old Yeller’d. Read More >>

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How Trump’s Stooge in Congress Fucked Up His Wiretapping Investigation

Meet Devin Nunes. The Republican congressman from California is the chair of the House Intelligence Committee and earned his badge of infamy this week when he claimed that President Trump and his associates were “incidentally monitored.” On Friday, Nunes backed down from that claim. Very embarrassing. Read More >>

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Westminster Attack: How Has Our Ability To Fight Terror Changed Since 7/7?

Yesterday London experienced its largest terrorist incident since the 2005. It was 12 years ago when terrorists detonated three bombs on the London Underground Tube network at Edgware Road, Russell Square, and Aldgate, with  one other on a bus outside the British Medical Association at Tavistock Square. Since those devastating attacks, which happened now over a decade ago, terrorism has rarely been out of the news, so it seems pertinent to ask the question: How has London's terror response changed since then? Is London now better equipped to deal with a terrorist attack than it was then? Read More >>

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Trump’s Crazy British Spy Scenario Actually Happened Once Before, in 1983

President Trump claims that the GCHQ were spying on him at President Obama’s request—a substantial charge to be making of an American ally, let alone a former president, without any proof. But do you want to hear a dirty little secret about Trump’s allegations? An identical scenario to the one Trump describes actually happened in the 1980s. Read More >>

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Experts Worry As Germany Tests Voice Recognition Software to Screen Refugees

Germany announced this week that it will begin testing voice recognition software in its screening of refugees seeking asylum. The approach may help speed up the processing of hundreds of thousands of migrants, but some experts fear that the imperfect technology could cause more harm than good. Read More >>

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Sean Spicer Reportedly Apologises to Britain For Talking Shit

Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary and occasional Easter Bunny, went on national TV yesterday and said that President Obama used British intelligence sources to spy on Donald Trump. GCHQ responded with a rare public statement flatly denying the charge. And now Spicer has reportedly apologised personally to the British intel agency. Read More >>

health
Should Unvaccinated Kids Be Banned From Daycare?

To prevent the spread of infectious diseases, Prime Minister Ian Turnbull of Australia is pushing its states and territories to adopt measures that would prevent unvaccinated children from attending childcare centres. Sounds harsh, but experts say it’s a good idea—one that’ll hopefully prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Read More >>

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Everything We Know About the Insane Scandal Rocking Samsung and South Korea

Exploding phones are the least of Samsung’s worries. On Thursday night, a South Korean court formally removed the country’s president, Park Geun-hye, from office. The removal came four months after a corruption scandal rocked the foundation of not just the South Korean government, but also the nation’s biggest company. Read More >>

politics
Parliament Must Get the Builders in ASAP to Avoid Collapse

That pointy building in London full of people pretending to know what we want is it danger of imminent collapse according to governmental money men, who say that our MPs need to be relocated to do their guffawing elsewhere so that the rotting carcass of democracy can be rebuilt. And it'll only cost around £4bn to do so. Read More >>

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What Does Trump Mean When He Says Obama Had His ‘Wires Tapped’?

President Trump finally admitted that “this is Nixon/Watergate.” But in his view of the circumstances former President Barack Obama is playing the Nixon role and... someone else functioned as the “White House Plumbers.” At least, that appears to be the analogy. Thus far, White House aides have refused to clarify the metaphor. Read More >>

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Facebook Finally Rolls Out ‘Disputed News’ Tag Everyone Will Dispute

On Friday, Facebook debuted its new flagging system for fake news in America, tagging hoax stories as “disputed” for some users. First announced amid criticism of the company for its role in spreading misinformation during the 2016 election, the new feature uses non-partisan third parties to assess the factual accuracy of stories reported as fake by users. Read More >>

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MWC17: The Only Place on Earth Where Hillary Won

There’s a scene in The Matrix when Keanu Reeves’s Neo first re-enters the world that he used to know. After learning the horrifying truth about his reality, he plugs back in. Everything is the same - but everything is different too. Read More >>

privacy
The Snooper’s Charter Has Been Paused Thanks to That EU Court Ruling

Thanks to a ruling by the European Court of Justice back in December, the government has hit the pause button on the controversial Investigatory Powers Bill - better known as the Snooper's Charter. Read More >>