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What did Israel hope to gain from Priti Patel’s secret meetings?

The international development secretary’s covert summer trip was a gift to Israelis who seek to influence British policy Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem – Wednesday 8 November 2017 Priti Patel has been ordered back from a ministerial trip to Uganda to explain herself to the prime minister. For the second time in less than a year, Israeli efforts to discreetly influence British policy has been... 

Europe’s top court rules that ISPs should block The Pirate Bay

Dutch copyright group BREIN wins its case against the world’s biggest torrent site, but will it matter? Matt Brian – Endgadget Even though its founders are long gone, The Pirate Bay remains one of the biggest piracy websites on the planet. Over the last decade, the torrent hub has been shutdown, reborn and consistently targeted in numerous lawsuits, of which one is only now coming to... 

Freemason membership records spanning 190 years go online

Records of two million members of the secretive Freemasons have been published online, showing that its members during Britain’s imperial heyday included Winston Churchill, Oscar Wilde and Rudyard Kipling. Membership records from 1733 to 1923 — mainly in Britain and the British Empire — have been digitised and published on the family history website Ancestry, the company said Monday. “The... 

Britain’s parliament finally turns against the neo-cons and serial warmongers

The MP’s vote against military intervention in Syria marked a wonderful day for democracy in Britain, because at long last, the Parliament listened to public opinion and voted accordingly, casting a huge blow to the powerful British neo-con clique. In the great anti-war film All Quiet on the Western Front there’s wonderful scene when Paul, on leave from the front, returns to his old school... 

Optical Atomic Clocks Promise 100 Times Greater Accuracy, Physicists Say

By Katia Moskvitch Posted: 06/17/2013       This was the first atomic clock. When it was developed in 1955, it was the most accurate timepiece in the world.he ultimate accessory in exact timekeeping — the atomic clock — is set to become even more precise, after ultrashort laser pulses were successfully transmitted across open air to help synchronize the “ticking” of new... 

Pirate Bay Finds Safe Haven in Iceland, Switches to .IS Domain

April 25, 2013 Iceland,  After The Pirate Bay’s new Greenland-based domains were suspended earlier this month, the world’s largest file-sharing site has found a safe haven in Iceland.  Read More »

Details about the chemistry of the early universe revealed.

By Mike Wall- 1/11/2013 Light from the most distant quasar yet seen reveals details about the chemistry of the early universe.  Read More »

Bank secrecy masks a world of crime and destruction

The Observer, Sunday 22 July 2012 Banks seem willing to exploit the loopholes found in tax havens and it’s costing the British taxpayer dear. Last week’s US Senate report into industrial-scale money laundering at banking giant HSBC reads like a John Grisham novel. Terrorists vie with Mexican drug lords for a place in the report’s often breathless narrative that is as absorbing as... 

UK reopens Google Street View inquiries

Britain’s data regulator has reopened its investigation into Google’s Street View, saying that an inquiry by United States authorities has raised new doubts about the disputed program.  Read More »

Internet activity ‘to be monitored’ under new laws

 Ministers are preparing a major expansion of the Government’s powers to monitor the email exchanges and website visits of every person in the UK, it was reported today.  Read More »
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