Copenhagen (AFP) The use of mobile phone location data to solve crimes has come under scrutiny in Denmark after a glitch that has thrown thousands of cases into question and led to the release of more than 30 detainees.Some 10,700 cases since 2012 are now up for review, after questions have arisen over the reliability of location data, or geolocation, from phone operators.Similar glitches have wreaked havoc in households in the United States and South Africa that have been wrongly identified as the locations of a raft of crimes, according to media reports.Danish police started looking into the issue when they found a bug in a piece of software that converts data from mobile towers to make it usable for police -- which caused the omission of important information.For instance, if a phone made five calls within one hour, the software would sometimes register only the first four.Other issues raised since then include how phones can be connected to several mobile phone towers at once, the … [Read more...] about Danish justice system rocked by flawed phone location evidence
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0 Have your say It’s impossible not to feel a sense of awe when you get up close to an offshore wind farm. Only then can you appreciate the true scale of the towering structures – in this case as tall as London’s BT Tower or three Scott Monuments stacked on top of each other. But what was probably most surprising for me on my visit to Aberdeen Bay was the relative lack of noise. I had expected to hear a giant, rhythmic whomping sound and feel the turbulence as the rotors with a diameter of 164 metres chewed the air. It was all remarkably silent, save for the sea breeze, and strangely peaceful, hypnotic even.The way things are moving such developments could soon become almost as familiar a sight as their land-based counterparts. Offshore wind is the next big thing for the UK, particularly Scotland. Not only does it produce renewable electricity, helping the country achieve its climate targets, it is opening up a whole new industry – … [Read more...] about Insight: How green is the next frontier of wind power?
Hull is constantly changing to keep up with the ways of the world, from the closures of shops to new trends of pubs rather than clubs. Even over the past 20 or so years, parts of the city have become unrecognisable and our habits and scenery have changed dramatically. New restaurants, music venues, bars, some shops and opportunities are opening in our city all of the time, but there are plenty of pastimes and nostalgic habits that are no longer possible. From meeting your best mates at the Blue Box to getting a strike at Megabowl, and lost pub crawls to Tower for an Hour, here are just some of the things you can no longer do in Hull. Go on a shopping spree It seems the only things you can get your hands on in Hull city centre is cheap cleaning products and vaping paraphernalia. Yes, the shopping centres have some clothes and beauty stores but gone are the days when you could pick up something of quality from BHS or the old House Of Fraser, or some pick'n'mix from Woolworths. … [Read more...] about 16 things everyone loved to do in Hull but can’t anymore
Glastonbury has just dropped its full line-up and set times for 2019 - and a homegrown star from Devon is among the huge acts set to perform on the festival's iconic Pyramid Stage. Bastille, featuring Plymouth Argyle supporter Chris 'Woody' Wood on drums, will take to the stage on Friday afternoon. New additions to the bill include Lewis Capaldi, The Proclaimers and Japanese pop-metal band Babymetal - the first J-pop band to play one of the festival's main stages. They join previously-announced headliners Stormzy, The Killers and The Cure, alongside acts like Kylie, Janet Jackson and Billie Eilish. The festival kicks off on 26 June, and more than 2,500 acts will play on more than 100 stages. Here is the line-up in full PYRAMID STAGE FRIDAY STORMZY 22:15 - 23:45 GEORGE EZRA 20:15 - 21:15 MS. LAURYN HILL 18:00 - 19:15 BASTILLE 16:15 - 17:15 SHERYL CROW 14:30 - 15:30 TOM ODELL 13:15 - 14:00 BJORN AGAIN 11:45 - 12:45 SATURDAY THE KILLERS 21:45 - 23:45 LIAM GALLAGHER 19:15 … [Read more...] about Glastonbury line-up features homegrown star on Pyramid Stage
Eleonory Gilburd’s “To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture,” one of the six books nominated for this year's Pushkin House Book Prize, takes a radically new look at the Thaw, a period of relative cultural freedom that dates roughly from the death of Josef Stalin in 1953 until the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. This was a time when cultural controls loosened, allowing more freedom for Soviet culture and opening the doors to culture from abroad. Gilburd studies how these Western cultural artifacts — books, music, dance, cinema, art, language, behavior — entered the Soviet Union and acquired new and different meanings. Her focus is not on how Western culture influenced Soviet culture, but actually on how Soviet culture influenced these Western arts, transforming them into something they were not before they crossed the border. “Hemingway was read not so much for his modernism as for his stoical morality, bitter merriment, … [Read more...] about ‘To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture’