Obama prepared to impose financial sanctions on China for alleged hacking

The US president is expected to address hacking concerns, particularly the OPM breach, when he meets with Chinese president Xi Jinping on Thursday

The Obama administration reiterated that financial sanctions against China were “on the table” over alleged cyber-attacks on Thursday as Chinese president Xi Jinping arrived in Washington for the first time.

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Mind reading may one day be possible, researchers say

According to a new study, ‘a non-invasive brain-to-brain interface (BBI) can be used to allow one human to guess what is on the mind of another human’

Mind reading might not be as far-fetched as many people believe, says a recent study published by researchers at the University of Washington.

Their research, published in PLOS One on Wednesday, demonstrated “that a non-invasive brain-to-brain interface (BBI) can be used to allow one human to guess what is on the mind of another human”, according to the study. With only the use of brainwaves and a specifically designed computer, they examined the potential for exchanging basic information without saying a word.

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