Musk’s Neuralink faces federal probe, employee backlash over animal tests

Elon Musk’s Neuralink, a medical device company, is under federal investigation for potential animal-welfare violations amid internal staff complaints that its animal testing is being rushed, causing needless suffering and deaths, according to documents reviewed by Reuters and sources familiar with the investigation and company operations. Neuralink Corp is developing a brain implant it hopes will help paralyzed people walk again and cure other neurological … Continue reading Musk’s Neuralink faces federal probe, employee backlash over animal tests

Hackers linked to Chinese government stole millions in Covid benefits, Secret Service says

Hackers linked to the Chinese government stole at least $20 million in U.S. Covid relief benefits, including Small Business Administration loans and unemployment insurance funds in over a dozen states, according to the Secret Service. The theft of taxpayer funds by the Chengdu-based hacking group known as APT41 is the first instance of pandemic fraud tied to foreign, state-sponsored cybercriminals that the U.S. government has … Continue reading Hackers linked to Chinese government stole millions in Covid benefits, Secret Service says

San Francisco will allow police to deploy robots that kill

Supervisors in San Francisco voted Tuesday to give city police the ability to use potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots in emergency situations — following an emotionally charged debate that reflected divisions on the politically liberal board over support for law enforcement. The vote was 8-3, with the majority agreeing to grant police the option despite strong objections from civil liberties and other police oversight groups. Opponents … Continue reading San Francisco will allow police to deploy robots that kill

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Set to ‘Show and Tell’ Latest Brain-Computer Advances at Event

Elon Musk‘s neuroscience startup Neuralink Corp. is expected to give a progress report on its brain-implant technology in a highly anticipated streamed event Wednesday night.  In a tweet last week, the company teased a demo for the event, which begins at 9 p.m. New York time, with a short video that slowly spelled out the message “please join us for a show and tell.” Some … Continue reading Elon Musk’s Neuralink Set to ‘Show and Tell’ Latest Brain-Computer Advances at Event

Scientists Revive 48,500-Year-Old ‘Zombie Virus’ Buried In Permafrost

The thawing of ancient permafrost due to climate change may pose a new threat to humans, according to researchers who revived nearly two dozen viruses – including one frozen under a lake more than 48,500 years ago. European researchers examined ancient samples collected from permafrost in the Siberia region of Russia. They revived and characterized 13 new pathogens, what they termed “zombie viruses,” and found … Continue reading Scientists Revive 48,500-Year-Old ‘Zombie Virus’ Buried In Permafrost

Google provided FBI with location data as part of federal investigation into attack on US Capitol

The FBI’s biggest-ever investigation included the biggest-ever haul of phones from controversial geofence warrants, court records show. A filing in the case of one of the January 6 suspects, David Rhine, shows that Google initially identified 5,723 devices as being in or near the US Capitol during the riot. Only around 900 people have so far been charged with offenses relating to the siege. The … Continue reading Google provided FBI with location data as part of federal investigation into attack on US Capitol

White House Studies Blocking Sun to Stop ‘Climate Change’

On Oct. 13, the White House announced that it was funding a five-year-research plan into one of the most controversial proposals for fighting climate change out there: geoengineering, or the technologies and innovations that can be used to artificially modify the Earth’s climate. The report will be dedicated specifically to a form of geoengineering known as solar radiation management. This is a technique that essentially … Continue reading White House Studies Blocking Sun to Stop ‘Climate Change’

Invasion of the office robots!

Naver — a soup-to-nuts internet conglomerate in South Korea — has been experimenting with integrating robots into office life for several months. Inside a futuristic, starkly industrial, 36-story high-rise on the outskirts of Seoul, a fleet of about 100 robots cruise around on their own, moving from floor to floor on robot-only elevators and sometimes next to humans, rolling through security gates and entering meeting … Continue reading Invasion of the office robots!

Driverless taxis running 24-hours-a-day in San Francisco

DRIVERLESS taxi service Cruise has expanded its San Francisco operational times to daytime hours. This 24-hour availability will be offered to the organization’s employees before expanding to the public. There are now around 70 active Cruise vehicles in San Francisco, TechCrunch reports. Cruise San Francisco fares require a $5 base fee and $0.90 per mile, plus $0.40 per minute rates. Cruise began charging its passengers fares in … Continue reading Driverless taxis running 24-hours-a-day in San Francisco

Amazon launches virtual healthcare clinic in U.S. for common ailments

Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday launched Amazon clinic, a virtual platform where users can connect with healthcare providers to help treat common ailments like allergies and skin conditions. Amazon said its new service would operate in 32 states, where customers who seek treatment, will be connected to healthcare providers. The service does not include health insurance and pricing will vary depending on providers, it added. The … Continue reading Amazon launches virtual healthcare clinic in U.S. for common ailments

Hackers leak Australian health records on dark web

Sydney: Hackers on Wednesday began leaking sensitive medical records stolen from a major Australian health insurer that had earlier refused to pay the group’s ransom demand. Medibank told investors and customers that a “sample” of data from some 9.7 million clients had been posted on a “dark web forum”. Names, birth dates, addresses, passport numbers and information on medical claims were among the sensitive personal … Continue reading Hackers leak Australian health records on dark web