The data we share with companies online has become a hot-button issue, but new technologies could soon be scanning us as we go about our day.
That's the claim made by a neuroscientist, who believes that devices in the real world will start gathering unprecedented levels of information about us.
Our bodies give off various signals that can be scanned and analysed by advanced computer systems, revealing everything from our current mood to our overall health.
In a similar way to wearable gadgets already available, future devices could be set up throughout public spaces to harvest this valuable bio-data.
Because they are part of our surrounding environment there will be no way for us to opt out or ditch the technology and new regulations will be needed, she warns.
MONTVILLE, Conn. – A former substitute teacher was arrested Thursday for starting a "fight club" at a Connecticut high school, according to police.
Instead of supervising Montville High School students as they studied, 23-year-old Ryan Fish is accused of encouraging students in his class to fight while others watched.
Fish was arraigned in Norwich Superior Court Thursday on four counts of second-degree reckless endangerment, two counts of risk of injury to a minor and one count of breach of peace, according to the Hartford Courant.
“I didn’t realize what was happening at the time,” said Ryan Fish. “I didn’t have the training to know what was going on.”
State police believe otherwise.
“He’s not a certified teacher,” said Montville Resident State Trooper Sargent Mark Juhola. “It bothers me that so many teachers work so hard to get where they are and that this wasn’t a teacher but he was in that role.”
Juhola said Fish oversaw at least three scheduled fights last October involving five male students ages 14 to 16.
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A traumatised mum-of-four was left in tears after allegedly finding creepy crawlies in the baby food she had fed her son for breakfast.
Charlene Marie Barnes claims she spotted the beasties in the dry mix of box of Aptamil with Pronutravi+ Multigrain and Berry Cereal on Monday morning.
The 37-year-old claimed she had only opened it less than 24 hours earlier.
Charlene was sickened when she realised she had already served a portion to her seven-month-old son Grayson-Joshua the day before - believing she missed the bugs because she didn't have her glasses on.
Horrifying footage appears to show an insect scuttling around Grayson-Joshua's baby bowl.
The mortified mum claims there were even more in the packet.
A Russian man has been hailed as a hero after saving a female shopworker from an armed man who was 'attempting to rape her'.
Alexander Vysotsky was walking past a shop in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, when he saw a young female clerk being attacked by a man, and dashed in to pull him off her, and held him down until police came.
The horrific attack was caught on CCTV and shows the woman, known only as Ekaterina, 28, suddenly attacked by a man with a knife in the shop.
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A father has posted a video online that allegedly shows his ex-girlfriend giving their two-year-old daughter alcohol.
The distraught Twitter user claimed his former partner had allowed their child to drink a can of Carling lager at her home.
He wrote on his account: ‘Look what shes doing to my child giving her alcohol an she wont let me see the kid plz help by retweeting an expose her cheers (sic).
The man claimed he had put the ‘historic’ video online because the social services had failed to help him
Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz says he wants to donate all of his inheritance to a charity chosen by families of the victims.
A man has been caught skinning a husky dog, allegedly planning to sell the animal's meat to be used in doner kebabs.
When shocked teenagers saw him butchering the dog in Chelyabinsk, Russia, they called the police who then detained the man.
The man, who is in his 20s and an illegal immigrant from Kazakhstan, was named only as Nikolay.
He told police: "When I lived in Kazakhstan, there were a lot of dogs , and it was normal to cook the meat on a barbecue and eat them.”
He confessed: “I used a wire to strangle the dog.
“I was given the animal as payment for a job.”
After spending the night in police cells he was released and returned to the scene to collect the dog's body which he had strung up on a wall.
While doing so he was stopped by animal activists.
He told anti-cruelty campaigners he had killed “hundreds of dogs and sold the meat to a fast food kebab takeaway chain” in the city.
The activists are now demanding that police launch a criminal investigation.
A source said the man likely faced deportation to Kazakhstan.
WARNING - DISTRESSING CONTENT: The baby girl was found covered in ant bites and dirt in a flowerbed after being dumped by Sidney Woytasczyk, then 21, in Houston, Texas
The mother of a baby girl found smothered in dirt and bitten by ants is behind bars for cruelly dumping the newborn in a flower bed - because "her boyfriend didn't know she was pregnant".
The hours-old baby was discovered by two passersby - Albert Peterson and John Baldwin - who thought they could hear a cat meowing in a nearby bush.
But it turned out to be the newborn, who the men filmed as they discovered her lying in the flowerbed in Houston, Texas , covered with insects in August last year.
“Bro, that’s crazy. Somebody left their baby out here,” John said in the recording.
“You gotta call 911, bro.”
Police were called and when they arrived, followed a trail of blood back to a nearby apartment.
An irate McDonald's employee was seen smacking a customer in the face for allegedly throwing a drink in her face.
Shocking video footage sees the worker hurling abuse at the woman.
She then walks around to the other side of the counter, pushes her and hits while shouting "b****" and repeatedly asks "what's up?"
"You can call the police," she shouts, before asking the customer to "come outside".
The woman being attacked appears calm and continues to pay for her order.
Others who witness the incident stay out of it and do not get involved.
It is unclear where the ordeal took place.
One viewer commented that the lady "was so scared after that she got confused and didn't know where her phone was when it was right in front of her".
A cruel woman was caught on camera punching and slamming a young dog down onto a concrete patio - because it had split her coffee in the garden.
Joanne Hosking, 41, from St Ives in Cornwall, admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a terrier type dog called Edie last July and was jailed for 18 weeks.
The RSPCA said the ‘innocent dog’ was picked up to shoulder height and slammed down on to the patio twice, before she then punched the 12 month old pup.
This is the moment a car seems to deliberately ram into a motorbike after the rider had smashed the vehicle's wing mirror when they almost collided seconds before.
The shocking bout of road rage happened in Camden, London, though it is unclear when it occurred.
After leaving his car, the driver could be seen hurling abuse at the motorcyclist, who appeared to be goading him.
A South African man has been charged with attempted murder after throwing his six-month-old daughter off the top of a shack in an illegal township to stop it being demolished.
The 38-year-old had taken the baby and climbed on top of their home in protest against dozens of shacks at a township in Kwadwesi, near Port Elizabeth on South Africa's eastern cape coast being lined up for destruction.
As half-a-dozen policemen lined up on the ground below him and one climbed up to try to talk him down, the man dangled the baby over the edge by her ankle, before swinging her over the edge.
THE end of the world could be arriving sooner than we thought, as a new theory suggests we are now in the ‘end times’. Could this shock prophecy be true? Will the Rapture occur on April 23?
According to conspiracy theorists, codes in the Bible suggest the end of the world is imminent, with Earth set to be destroyed on April 23.
One theory suggests the end times dates back to astrological constellations appearing on November 23, matching the book of Revelation 12:1-2.
The passage signals the start of the Rapture and the second coming of Jesus Christ.
The passage 12:1–2 reads: “And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of 12 stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth.”
It is thought that Virgo is the woman from the passage.
On April 23, the sun and moon will be in Virgo, as will Jupiter, which represents the Messiah.
Experts at first dismissed this claim when they discovered this alignment happens every 12 years.
However, the conspiracy theories claim another planetary alignment, representing “the Lion of the tribe of Judah’, will make this time the Rapture.
Christian conspiracy theorist David Meade is the main expert suggesting the end times are here.
Wednesday on ABC’s “The View,” co-host Meghan McCain said if President Donald Trump fired special counsel Robert Mueller, there would be riots in Washington D.C. “at levels we haven’t seen.”
McCain said, “We are sitting around pontificating about something that hasn’t happened, that’s going on a lot of unnamed sources so I don’t think we should get too far ahead of our skis. I do think everything you’re saying about what would happen if he does fires Mueller, I have said, Lindsey Graham has said it’s political suicide. I one hundred percent think there would be — I think there would actually be rioting in Washington, D.C. I think it would be at levels we haven’t seen.”
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg interjected, “Now that would be fun to watch I have to say.”
McCain added, “Yeah I mean — I think it would take levels that we can’t comprehend since the Nixon era, and I don’t think we should get too far ahead because it hasn’t happened.”
Our memories leave a clear and unique genetic mark on our brains.
That's the remarkable discovery of scientists in Israel who say these genetic markers could be used to unlock memories after people die.
The technology opens the door to strange scenarios, similar to those portrayed in the series 'Black Mirror', where investigators can record and playback the memories of suspected criminals.
It could even lead to a future in which police are able to read and replay memories of murder victims to help them piece together the events leading up to their death.
A stomach-churning video shows a doctor calmly pulling maggots from a patient's skull.
The revolting footage shows the glove-wearing doctor lift out larvae from three holes in the man's head, which looks 'like a bowling ball'.
The camera zooms in on the gaping holes and live maggots can be seen wriggling inside the man's head.
The doctor, seemingly unfazed, continues to use tweezers to remove the seemingly endless supply of creatures.
It is not known how the man suffered the unusual head wounds or if they were performed to help get access to the maggots.
These Aussies are not a patient bunch.
A man who launched a foul-mouthed rant at a black woman on a train after she asked him to stop swearing is being hunted by police.
The passenger hurled verbal abuse at the unidentified woman who was travelling with her children towards Essex when she politely asked him to watch his language.
The dark-haired man, who appears to be in his 20s, also claimed he was carrying a knife during the incident between Fenchurch Street station and Shoeburyness station last week.
This was in a Toronto Cineplex. The man who's seat she was in arrived late and politely asked her to move.
She demanded that he should find her a seat and starting shouting obscenities at the poor chap.
The manager and security guard were called but the forces of evil were too strong so law enforcement had to be involved. This is where the video begins..
Everyone got a courtesy ticket at the end which was nice
Video posted on social media shows students at Seaside High School handling a gun in the classroom of Dennis Alexander. Alexander resigned after accidentally firing his weapon inside the school
A gang of men armed with weapons like crow bars and wheel locks were filmed in a vicious brawl in Birmingham.
The video shows men embroiled in a gang fight before some of them break away and chase another male across the road.
The terrified man in a black and white tracksuit flees and jumps on top of the bonnet of a car parked on a driveway and cowers helplessly as two others repeatedly reign blows on him and the vehicle.
The victim manges to flee but the men continue to argue on the road, which is lined with terraced homes, before the video, taken by an onlooker, cuts, reports BirminghamLive .
Two boys have been charged with animal cruelty over a video of a kitten being hurled 30ft into a canal.
The shocking clip showed the distressed young cat, called Ben, being thrown over the waterfront railings into the Manchester Ship Canal in Runcorn.
The camera then follows the cat as it falls away into darkness.
Cheshire Police began an investigation after thousands shared the vile clip online.
One social media user branded those responsible as the ‘dregs of life’.
A reader who emailed the video to the Liverpool ECHO identifying themselves as Justice Is Red – one of the nicknames of Runcorn vigilante Red Eye - said the cat was thrown 30 feet.
Conspiracy theorists have sparked fresh fears the world will end as early as THIS MONTH.
It is feared the sun, moon, and planet Jupiter will align in the constellation of Virgo on April 23 to bring about the second coming of Jesus Christ, known as the Rapture.
On the same night, it is also said the mythological planet system, known as Planet X or Nibiru, will appear in the sky.
David Meade, who writes for Planet X News, has warned volcanoes will erupt on April 23 to mark Rapture - the belief that Christ will resurrect again.
Evangelical YouTube videos and websites claim a Bible passage in the book of Revelation and an astrological constellation on November 23 last year has signalled the start of Rapture.
A frisky couple were caught on camera having sex on a train in front of gobsmacked bystanders.
The randy pair didn't seem to care who saw them as they romped away in broad daylight as the train sat stationary at Caterham station in Surrey.
In full view of the carriage windows, the dark-haired woman was seen performing a sex act on her male companion.
Onlookers can be heard laughing and cheering the couple on as they proceed to start having sex in full view of everyone.
A couple were stripped naked and savagely beaten by self-styled 'morality police' after they found them in a house together.
Police have launched an investigation after footage emerged of the man and woman being dragged from a one-room home in India in the middle of the night.
A crowd is seen standing around watching as a mob strip the pair naked and beat them senseless as they accuse them of "immoral" conduct.
Smartphone footage of the thrashing shows other women dragging the female victim around by her hair as her clothes are torn from her.
This is the shocking moment a mother beats her defenceless three-year-old son in front of the boy's nanny.
The disturbing scenes were filmed by the nanny in a holiday home in the city of Hurlingham, in the Argentinian province of Buenos Aires.
In the video, the mother can be seen trying to dress her son.
The woman shouts at the boy: "You ruined my life. I got up, son of a b*tch!"
Gonzalez lifts the boy and drops him onto the floor, before smacking him on his bottom.
According to police, officers were called to the Chick-fil-A on Bill Kennedy Way SE just after 9 a.m. because of the fight.
"I heard yelling and then I saw some woman waving a gun around," a witness told Channel 2 Action News.
A short time later, police said, they were called to Eloise Court SE for another dispute.
Investigators said both the suspect and the victim met with police and explained that they had been involved in the altercation at Chick-fil-A.