Pop singer Adam Faith ‘spied on Fidel Castro for MI6’

  • It is claimed in a new book by David Courtney, whom Faith managed, that the singer told of being asked by MI6 to spy on Cuba’s communist leader, Fidel Castro, during a visit there in 1997.
  • Courtney, who also worked with Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, became a close friend of the star when he and Faith collaborated on Leo Sayer’s first album.
  • Courtney said Faith told him MI6 knew he had built business connections in Havana, and asked him to “basically spy on them in preparation for the post-Castro era”.
  • Faith had recalled being shown into a room where Castro was seated behind an ornate desk, telling Courtney: “He looked up at me and said: ‘I know you.’
  • Although Faith did not reveal what he had done for MI6, Courtney is convinced the former singer was telling the truth about Castro.

New book claims star was recruited to spy on communist leader when he visited Cuba in 1990s
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Video: ‘Bitcoin will become the new gold’

  • Mr Matonis said that while human nature meant many remained sceptical about trusting Bitcoin because it was not backed by government, the new currency would endure. “
  • “Half of the world’s population is unbanked,” said Mr Matonis. “
  • “In five short years Bitcoin has issued 12m units valued at $6bn,” said Mr Matonis.
  • “No other virtual currency has ever done that in the history of modern economics.
  • The Bitcoin Foundation is a lobbying group founded in 2012 that is aiming to “standardise, protect and promote” the use of bitcoin, but Mr Matonis claimed that countries such as Argentina were already adopting virtual currencies widely as trust in government declined and inflation rates increased.

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Believing is seeing

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  • Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future.
  • The Robot Operating System (ROS) was initially developed in 2007 at Stanford University as part of the Stanford AI Robot (STAIR) project.
  • “Man is a robot with defects – Emil Cioran
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IT IS easy to forget that even the most trivial commercial transactions rely on small acts of trust. Laws encourage good behaviour, but states lack the resources to force everyone to be good all the time.
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