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Student loans new repayment tool ‘irresponsible’

Changes to the Student Loans Company’s website are “irresponsible and dangerous”, the consumer finance expert Martin Lewis has claimed. Mr Lewis says a new “quick repayment” tool gives UK graduates a “damaging, demoralising” picture of their debts. He says the tool exaggerates the status of their outstanding loans. The SLC says its online repayment service […]

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UK to change extradition deal with Hong Kong – PM

Boris Johnson says the UK’s extradition arrangements with Hong Kong will be changed, amid rising tensions with China. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is expected to suspend an extradition deal with the territory later. It comes after Beijing imposed a controversial national security law on the ex-British colony, introducing new crimes with severe penalties. China has accused the […]

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There Might Be Secret Surveillance Equipment in Your Vacation Rental

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are looking for ways to help travelers detect surveillance technology in their vacation rental units. It turns out most of the people involved in the study would like to see IoT devices adopt light and sound indicators to establish their presence. They published their results in the Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human […]

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UFOLOGY: FROM FRINGE FIELD TO SERIOUS SCIENCE

For decades, academic researchers have dismissed the study of UFOs as pseudoscience. But as the evidence becomes harder and harder to ignore, some organizations are finally taking steps to make the field legitimate. For as long as humans have claimed they’ve seen UFOs—and it’s been a long, long time—the established scientific community has more or less considered […]