GOOGLE'S creepy secret mission to control your life by spying on your gadgets has been revealed in a leaked video. The short film, shared internally with its workers, envisions an era of complete data collection where the tech giant manipulates the populace's behaviour. Its core concept involves the creation of a digital identity for every man, woman and child using info snatched from smartphones, tablets, and the web – all of which Google already has its fingers in. This so-called data "ledger" would then be scanned to determine user “actions, decisions, preferences, movements, and relationships.” And you thought Black Mirror was scary. Google is pushing a more benevolent side to these invasive tracking methods that sees this ledger help you meet pre-defined goals, like staying healthy or reducing your environmental footprint. But it also admitted to The Verge that the concept video is designed to be "disturbing". "This is a thought-experiment by the Design team … [Read more...] about Leaked Google video reveals tech giant’s TERRIFYING concept app that can control your every move by spying on your devices
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FINDING new places couldn't be easier with Google's map function, but does your account know more about you than you'd like it to? Because while you probably don't remember where you were going and how long it took you to get there on any day a year ago, Google might. Here's how to turn off the function if you don't want Google tracking you... How do Google track my movements and how do I tell if I've been tracked? A function that's hidden away on your Google account could be tracking your every move if you haven't turned it off. Location History is a list of places you've been to, tracked by the GPS on your smartphone and collated by Google.So that means that every trip you've made to work, visit to your mums and even every date you've been on could be stored by Google, and the information can go back for years. To find out whether you've been being tracked by Google, check out your Timeline when logged into your Google Maps account. It's here that you'll see how much information … [Read more...] about How do I prevent Google tracking everywhere I go? How to turn off the setting
They transformed the way London’s commuters get around the city, now a Boris Bike-style hire scheme is coming to Wales. Hundreds of nextbikes will eventually be located around Cardiff, ready for people to hire at the tap of a phone screen. For the moment, 50 bikes are being stationed ear City Hall, Cardiff Central Train Station, Cardiff University’s Bute Building in Cathays Park, and at County Hall in Cardiff Bay . The number is scheduled to increase tenfold by the end of August, with 50 stations and 500 placed permanently in and around Cardiff. But how does the rental system work and how does the price compare with other transport options? How does it work? Anyone can register to operator nextbike by downloading the app, calling the hotline number or visiting their website at nextbike.co.uk. They will be asked to enter bank card details to pay the rental fee. Using the app, riders scan the QR code on any bike at a docking station and are sent a 4-digit lock code. The … [Read more...] about This is how much Cardiff’s new bike hire scheme costs and how it works
Protesters form a human chain to spell out their opposition to the airport. Photo: AFP The French PM is set to announce on Wednesday whether it will push ahead with controversial plans to build a new airport hub for western France at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, near Nantes. It's one of the longest-running disputes in French history and on Wednesday a final decision will be made. For decades, environmentalists have been against the planned construction of an international airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, near Nantes, and which is intended to be the gateway to western France. They say the airport - which was originally due to open in 2017, would represent a devastating end to 1,650 hectares of wetlands, home to its own eco-systems. But on the other side of the fence are those who say the airport, which would replace the current Nantes airport and serve 9 million passengers a year, would be a huge boost for the economic development of western France. … [Read more...] about Notre-Dame-des-Landes: Does France really need a new airport hub in the west?
Google Maps is now the go-to navigation app for most people, replacing traditional sat nav as you just open it up on your phone, attach it to a holder and off you go. The app has evolved in recent years - gone are the days of having to download Google Earth just to get a satellite view of your favourite cities. Now you can select your destination and Google will tell you how to get there and how long it will take. But how exactly does Google know how long a journey will take? The Manchester Evening News found out . Well it's actually a combination of things, since 2011 Google has used its routing algorithms which has knowledge of current and historical traffic to select the fastest route and it will route you around traffic. Accurate traffic speeds are calculated using data that Google collects from its Google Maps Navigation users and there is more than 35 million miles driven by Navigation users every day. Google is able to do this because all iPhones that have Google Maps open … [Read more...] about How does Google Maps know how long your journey will take?