The State Of Mass Surveillance

Camera in Parliament Square. Image: Stephen Johnson, Flickr By Robert E.G. Beens,Published by Forbes, 20 September 2020 The U.S. Patriot Act, devised and enacted only weeks after 9/11 in 2001, has become a huge symbol of the massive expansion of government surveillance in the U.S. Twelve years later, in 2013,

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A composite of long exposure images showing SpaceX’s Starlink satellite constellation passing over London earlier this year. Photograph: Stephen Chung/Alamy Live News

Are Elon Musk’s ‘megaconstellations’ a blight on the night sky?

A composite of long exposure images showing SpaceX’s Starlink satellite constellation passing over London earlier this year. Photograph: Stephen Chung/Alamy Live News By Stuart Clark, Published by the Guardian, 12 September 2020 Miniature satellites open up a world of technological possibility. But experts say they degrade the astronomical landscape The

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EPA will not regulate perchlorate

Perchlorate, a chemical compound used in rocket fuels (such as the Space Shuttle’s solid propellant seen here during the program’s final launch in 2011) and other materials, may be a more hazardous pollutant than previously thought. Credit: M.E. Newman, Johns Hopkins Medicine, using NASA and public domain images. By Julia

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