Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of Silicon Valley technologists who were early employees at Facebook and Google, alarmed over the ill effects of social networks and smartphones, are banding together to challenge the companies they helped build. The cohort is creating a union of concerned experts called the Center for Humane Technology. Along with the…

Child development experts urge Facebook to pull Messenger Kids app

Open letter signed by more than 100 advocates warns of dangers social media poses to under 13s and asks Mark Zuckerberg to halt app. More than 110 child-health advocates have called on Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to pull the firm’s Messenger Kids app aimed at under 13s, warning of the dangers of social media…

Virus shown to be likely cause of mystery polio-like illness

A major review by UNSW Sydney medical researchers has identified strong evidence that a virus called Enterovirus D68 is the cause of a mystery polio-like illness that has paralysed children in the US, Canada and Europe. The study, by a team led by UNSW Professor Raina MacIntyre, Director of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence…

Pump the brakes on buying a self-driving car any time soon

If you followed CES 2018 in Las Vegas earlier this month or the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, you’re probably already hyped to head to your local dealership and put a down payment on a self-driving car. After all, both shows had plenty of news surrounding autonomous vehicles. And with automakers like Tesla…

Let’s talk about the big scary asteroid that’s NOT going to hit Earth

An asteroid larger than any skyscraper yet built is hurtling toward Earth, the Daily Mail informs. If it hits on Feb. 4, the paper continues, scientists predict a decade of cold and darkness, and skies choked with soot, and misery across the planet. Between these paragraphs, the Mail inserts occasional reminders that asteroid 2002 AJ129 will not hit Earth, according…

Ghana discovers new mineral, Lithium

A new mineral, lithium has been discovered in Ghana, the Ghana Minerals Commission has confirmed to Joy News. The discovery was made in the Volta, Western and Ashanti regions. Chief Executive of the Minerals Commission Mr. Kwaku Addai Antwi Boasiako told Joy News that the discovery was made during a nationwide exploration by the Minerals…

UK-born Ghanaian gets top education job in Theresa May’s government

UK born Ghanaian, Sam Gyimah, has been made Universities and Science Minister of England in Theresa May’s government reshuffle. The new minister mentioned in a tweet on his page that he is looking forward to taking up the new role and facing any challenge head-on. “Off to my new role as Universities & Science Minister…

AMA clears Accra pavements of traders

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Monday morning carried out a decongestion exercise across the Central Business District (CBD) of Accra to clear the streets, particularly pavements of traders. The exercise, which started at about 4am saw members of AMA’s Taskforce breaking down unauthorized structures mounted on pavements and other unauthorized places by the traders. Among…

AMA gives sex workers three-day ultimatum to vacate Nkrumah Circle

The Mayor of Accra, Mr Mohammed Nii Adjei Sowah, has given a three- day ultimatum to commercial sex workers who have taken over the railway line area close to the VIP station, to vacate or face eviction on Thursday. He gave the order when the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) embarked on a decongestion exercise on…

‘Run to us when anyone assaults, beats you’ – CHRAJ tells homosexuals

Commissioner of the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Joseph Wittal has entreated all homosexuals to feel free to report cases of assault against them. In his conversation on “Today’s big stories” on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show he reacted to a recent report by the Human Rights International which painted a worrying…

The judgement of the Court must apply

As representatives of the various Law Students’ Associations in Law Faculties across the country, we welcome the order of the Supreme Court in Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare v. Attorney General and General Legal Counsel _WRIT NO. J1/1/2016_, dated 22nd JUNE, 2017, that every LL.B holder qualifies, without the requirements of passing entrance examination and interview,…