Date created : 12/12/2018 - 16:06 The alleged shooter in Tuesday's Christmas market attack in Strasbourg was on a French watchlist known as “fichier S”, as were the perpetrators of several terrorist attacks over the past few years. How does the list work and is it falling short? What is Fichier S?Fichier S is a sub-category of a much larger file of people on the radars of police, security and intelligence services. The “S” stands for “state security” and is the highest indication used by French authorities that a person might pose a threat to national security. Among the information included on the list are instructions on what course of action authorities should take if they bring a “fiché S” individual into custody. The list is a surveillance tool, but being on the list doesn’t mean one has committed a crime. Designating an individual on the list enables French security and intelligence services to collect information … [Read more...] about What is France’s ‘fichier S’ watchlist – and does it work?
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'It's a hard life being a dog' . . . a phrase often muttered as I start work while my four-legged friend sprawls himself across the settee post morning walk. Snoopy, a whippet, is a pampered pooch, but a question I regularly ponder as a responsible dog owner is how much exercise does he really need? And is he getting enough? Whatever your opinion, there's a great little device by Mishiko that helps man's best friend live longer by keeping them fitter, healthier and safer.The Mishiko collar and mobile app is a revolutionary GPS and activity tracker - a hub for storing information about your pooch's health.Using a dog's individual data, its unique algorithm can determine the characteristics of over 600 breeds, meaning you can always be aware of your furry friend’s daily activity levels.Launching Mishiko couldn't be easier. All you do is download the app (available for both iOS and Android), input your dog's details, pop on the collar and off you go. The signal can … [Read more...] about TECH TALK: Mishiko Pet Dog GPS Tracker & Fitness Planner
Over the course of the next decade or two, the Supreme Court will likely undertake some of the most consequential digital privacy cases that bear on the lives of millions of Americans and will reverberate everywhere -- from cars to courtrooms -- for generations to come. And Judge Brett Kavanaugh's likely addition to the high court, along with President Trump's first nominee, Justice Neil Gorsuch, will be deciding voices on where the court lands in those cases. "I think the next decade of Fourth Amendment jurisprudence is going to be fascinating," said Christopher Slobogin, a law professor at Vanderbilt University Law School and director of the school's Criminal Justice Program. "This is a watershed moment, because technology, police are using technology and eventually the court's going to have to recognize that and respond to it," Slobogin added. What is the future of privacy, surveillance and policing technology under Trump and Sessions? More and more, the courts are going to … [Read more...] about How Kavanaugh could shape the coming “watershed” moment for digital privacy
As a nation of dog lovers, we knowthat keeping our pooches healthy and happy is vital. Now owners are turning to wearable technology to monitor their wellness. Just like human activity trackers, these collar gadgets show how much time they spend walking, running and playing, as well as sleep quality, while some use GPS to show where exactly they are. They sync up with our smartphones via Bluetooth, can be used in water for dogs that love a splash around and have batteries that can last as long as a year. In the six models we've included, the features were very varied, which means it could be confusing for owners to pick out which models are best for their pets. So I asked Hannah Capon, a vet and founder of the Canine Arthritis Management website, and behaviourist Lisa Webb, from Canine Thinking, which specialises in dog behaviour and training, for some expert advice. Read more 7 best pet cameras 9 best pet subscription boxes 11 best dog toys … [Read more...] about 6 best dog activity trackers
Thrown in the river, impaled on a fence and abandoned under a bridge - these are just a few of the grim fates met by Mobikes in Newcastle. The distinctive orange bicycles have become a fixture across the city since their arrival in October. And last month Newcastle City Council agreed to let the cycle hire scheme double its fleet and expand even further throughout the area. But while company bosses say the response from the city has been positive so far, the sight of Mobikes dumped in odd places is becoming an increasingly common sight. Earlier this week Mobike announced that it was raising the price of its bike hire outside of London from 50p to 69p for half an hour after numerous reports of theft or vandalism. But a spokesperson said that the bicycles have been used “properly and responsibly by the vast majority of people in Newcastle” and that incidents of misuse always decrease after the initial project launch. Newcastle Liberal Democrat councillor Gareth Kane tweeted … [Read more...] about Newcastle’s Mobikes are being left here, there and everywhere