30 years on, what’s next #ForTheWeb?

On the World Wide Web’s 30th birthday, our founder and web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee reflects on how the web has changed our world and what we must do to build a better web that serves all of humanity. Please share using #Web30 #ForTheWeb. Today, 30 years on from my original proposal for an information management system, […]

On North Korea and Iran, Intelligence Chiefs Contradict Trump

A new American intelligence assessment of global threats has concluded that North Korea is unlikely to give up its nuclear stockpiles and that Iran is not, for now, taking steps necessary to make a bomb, directly contradicting the rationale of two of President Trump’s foreign policy initiatives. Those conclusions are part of an annual “Worldwide Threat […]

India Is Launching the Largest Basic Income Experiment in History

“With the rise of global inequality, we want to ensure that we bridge the gap.” The small Indian state of Sikkim is about to launch a basic income experiment that will provide cash payments to each of its 610,000 citizens — a pilot that the Washington Post says is the largest basic income experiment in history. “In developed countries, […]

The U.S. Secretly Funded Research on UFOs, Wormholes, and Warp Drives

Documents show that the military has investigated a lot of fringe science. We already knew that the U.S. Department of Defense had secretly funded research on unidentified flying objects — yes, UFOs — thanks to 2017 reporting by the New York Times and the Washington Post. Now, new documents released by the Defense Intelligence Agency reveal that the program also studied a […]

Facebook sued over Cambridge Analytica data use

Washington DC has sued Facebook for allowing the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to gain access to the personal data of tens of millions of the site’s users without their permission. “Facebook failed to protect the privacy of its users and deceived them about who had access to their data and how it was used,” the city’s attorney […]

Ukraine warns of ‘full-scale war’ with Russia

Ukraine’s president has voiced his concern about a possible “full-scale war” with Russia, following the seizure of three of Ukraine’s naval ships by Russian forces over the weekend. President Petro Poroshenko called the clash between Ukrainian and Russian naval forces an “extraordinary event”, adding that his country is “under the threat of a full-scale war […]

North Korean still working at main nuclear site, IAEA says

North Korea appears to be still expanding operations at its main nuclear site, the U.N. atomic watchdog indicated on Thursday. The statement by the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency is a further sign that North Korea is pressing ahead with its atomic activities despite pressure from the United States for it to scrap […]

A $2bn Saudi Plan To Assassinate Iran’s Leaders Involved Erik Prince And The Trump Transition Team

So maybe the Iranians do have much to be paranoid about. An explosive New York Times story citing multiple unnamed sources familiar with the matter details how top Saudi intelligence officials conspired to assassinate Iranian leaders — including Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) Quds force commander Qassim Suleimani — in a plot wherein the Saudis mulled using private contractors, and even approached Erik Prince, the former head […]