73rd Health Research Report 05 JAN 2010 – Reconstruction

  In this issue: 1. Growing evidence suggests progesterone should be considered a treatment option for traumatic brain injuries 2. Alzheimer’s disease may protect against cancer and vice versa 3. Citrus surprise: Vitamin C boosts the reprogramming of adult cells into stem cells 4. Chlorophylls effective against aflatoxin 5. New year, new vitamin C discovery:…

Hi-tech CCTV can recognise faces from half a mile away

High–definition CCTV cameras that can identify and track faces from half–a–mile away could turn Britain into a Big Brother society if left unregulated, the first surveillance commissioner has warned. CCTV Photo: ALAMY By Telegraph reporters 7:08AM BST 03 Oct 2012 Andrew Rennison said new technology was being rolled out without public consultation. It is so…

Creepy UK installs CCTV in School’s bathrooms

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 Over 200 UK state schools have installed cameras in bathrooms and changing rooms to monitor students, a recent surveillance survey reported. British parents will likely be shocked by the study’s findings. ­The survey is based on a freedom of information request conducted by Big Brother Watch, an anti-surveillance activist group. The…

Cities use surveillance systems that identify potential ‘terrorists’ with facial recognition (U.S.)

By Charles Arthur, The Guardian Monday, August 13, 2012 15:17 EDT It sounds like something from the film Minority Report: a CCTV surveillance system that recognises people from their face or walk and analyses whether they might be about to commit a terrorist or criminal act. But Trapwire is real and, according to documents released…