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New Tech Gives Cops Ability to Access Live Footage From Home Security Cameras

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I don’t know why anyone thought this was a good idea, but apparently Jackson, Miss. is experimenting with a pilot program that would give police the ability to access real-time video surveillance from your home security camera.

So did none of these people play Watch Dogs? Watch Psycho-Pass? Consume literally any media about the dangers of a surveillance state? No? Go figure.

According to NBC News, police in Jackson, Miss. have partnered with Fusus, a Georgia-based company whose focus is on creating cost-effective surveillance networks for law enforcement, to build a new surveillance network. The proposed network would give law enforcement the ability to access live, real-time footage of private and public security cameras.

Why are they doing this? Well, for the same reason anyone does anything in this country: money.

The pilot program is being explored by cities that are experiencing rising

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The last remaining foreign staff of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have left North Korea, the latest in a mass exodus of foreigners amid strict coronavirus lockdowns.

North Korea has reported zero confirmed cases of coronavirus, but the government has imposed stifling measures that in some cases go beyond the controls already in place in the politically and economically isolated country.

International ICRC staff left Pyongyang on Wednesday and the organisation’s ongoing work there will be managed by its delegation in Beijing, said Graziella Leite Piccoli, the ICRC’s deputy head of delegation for east Asia.

“They have completed their assignments in the DPRK,” she said, using the initials of North Korea’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. “They will be going to their home countries to reunite with their families.”

The ICRC office remained open with very limited activities given the current anti-coronavirus

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Reuters Events’ MOMENTUM Virtual forum, billed as ‘the most important technology event in a generation’ set to go live next week

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NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Reuters Events is planning the most important technology event in a generation to plot a course towards a more sustainable, equitable and trustworthy world.

The MOMENTUM Virtual forum, on December 9 and 10, will bring together a stellar lineup of board-level executives and aims to attract more than 15,000 attendees in a bid to overcome today’s global challenges and build a better future through technology.

Confirmed speakers include Microsoft’s CISO Bret Arsenault, Bank of America’s Chief Operations & Technology Officer Catherine P Bessant, Google’s CTO office founder and leader Will Grannis, Facebook’s CIO Atish Banerjea and Comcast’s CISO Noopur Davis, among many others.

“MOMENTUM will unite the global technology community to reimagine and advance the role of tech

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Mars microbes may have been able to live deep below the planet’s surface

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Humanity is super-stoked about the idea of finding signs of ancient life on Mars. So much so we keep sending increasingly more advanced machines, like NASA’s Perseverance rover, to search for evidence. But we might need to take a much deeper look into the matter, a new study suggests. 

A research team led by Rutgers University planetary scientist Lujendra Ojha examined a perplexing problem when it comes to the long-ago habitability of Mars: the paradox of the faint young sun.

The sun wasn’t always the perky ball of heat and light we know today. “About 4 billion years ago, the sun was much fainter so the climate of

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Mars microbes may have been able to live deep below planet’s surface

This processed image shows a sideways view of a water-carved channel on Mars.


ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO. 3D rendered and colored by Lujendra Ojha

Humanity is super-stoked about the idea of finding signs of ancient life on Mars. So stoked we keep sending increasingly more advanced machines, like NASA’s Perseverance rover, to search for evidence. A new study suggests we might need to take a much deeper look into the matter. 

A research team led by Rutgers University planetary scientist Lujendra Ojha examined a perplexing problem when it comes to the long-ago habitability of Mars: the paradox of the faint young sun.

The sun wasn’t always the perky ball of heat and light we know today. “About 4 billion years ago, the sun was much fainter so the climate of early Mars

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What time is the Fortnite live event? Here’s when you can fight Galactus in Fortnite

If you’ve seen the recent hype building around it, you may be asking what time is the Fortnite live event – and the answer is soon my friend, very soon. During the current season the pending arrival of Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, to engage in the Nexus War has been an ever-present threat, and now the latest Fortnite live event is here to realise that danger before we move on to Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5. Will Thor be able to rally the cast of superheroes and defeat this intergalactic menace, or is the world of Fortnite doomed to destruction? You can get involved to decide the island’s fate, so here’s everything you need to know about when the Fortnite live event is and how you can take part.



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Fortnite’s Galactus live event was an epic sci-fi shooter with flying space buses

For a few blissful minutes, players of the popular Fortnite battle royale game finally got to fly, sci-fi style, in a fight to save reality itself.



Fornite launched players into space on laser-firing buses to fight the giant Galactus, Devourer of Worlds, in an epic live event to end Chapter 2, Season 5 on Dec. 1, 2020.


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Fornite launched players into space on laser-firing buses to fight the giant Galactus, Devourer of Worlds, in an epic live event to end Chapter 2, Season 5 on Dec. 1, 2020.

The game’s Chapter 2, Season 4-ending live event Tuesday (Dec. 1) saw players take control of Fortnite’s iconic Battle Bus, which drops users onto the playing field at the start of every game, and fight the planet-eating Galactus in an epic battle to save reality.

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Marvel characters Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Storm and others gave players an assist in the battle against Galactus, a cosmic entity that needs to consume energy to survive. (Galactus has been hurtling through space toward the Fortnite island the entire season.)  Here’s

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IOL Tech December Edition is now live!

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The tumultuous year 2020 got off to a promising start with a booming tech ecosystem alive with possibilities. We all know what came next. We saw traditional brick and mortar stores close their shutters and we saw social media platforms take center stage for millions of voices all over the world trying to stay in tune with family and friends around them.

The tech industry was placed under the magnifying glass almost as much as the scientific community and we saw it gear up just as fast. From Covid-19 tracing apps to fintech companies jump in to assist with debt burdens brought on by covid, we saw it all. Such is the resilience of the tech and innovations industry that it is constantly able to adapt, evolve and improvise based on the current climate it

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New Study Finds These Tropical Fish Can Live To Be Over 80 Years Old

How long do fish live? 10 years? Twenty? Try over 80 years, according to new research on snappers.

Before now, the oldest known snapper was recorded at 60 years old, two decades younger than findings recently published in the journal Coral Reefs. Does this twenty-year age gap matter? According to fisheries scientist and the study’s lead author Dr. Brett Taylor, it matters quite a bit.

Snappers serve as an important food source around the world. Despite the snapper’s importance, the global snapper fishery is, in large part, poorly managed. This, combined with the high market value of some snapper species, led the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to officially label red snapper as ‘at risk’ for illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and market fraud in 2015.

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