Links for 20th October 2008

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Passports will be needed to buy mobile phones in UK

    "Phone buyers would have to present a passport or other official form of identification at the point of purchase. Privacy campaigners fear it marks the latest government move to create a surveillance society." The worst part is that I'm becoming numb to these stories. Not a good sign.

    Tagged with: UKpoliticssecuritysurveillancedatabasefascism

  2. Physical decline caused by slow decay of brain’s myelin

    "… the research suggests that the myelin breakdown process should also reduce all other brain functions for which performance speed is dependent on higher AP frequencies, including memory; it also supports the suggestion that myelin breakdown is a biological process of aging underlying the erosion of physical skills and cognitive decline, including the onset of such age-driven disorders as Alzheimer's disease."

    Tagged with: healthageneurosciencemedicinemyelin

One thought on “Links for 20th October 2008”

  1. Plans on the passport thing for prepay mobile phones fell through according to this week’s Mobile News. Not a single retailer would go for it apparently.

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