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Jun 10 12:00

FACEBOOK ONLY PRETENDED TO SHUT DOWN ACCESS TO FRIENDS' DATA IN 2015, QUIETLY CONTINUED ACCESS FOR ITS FAVORED PARTNERS

Facebook opened up access to friends' data through its API in a bid to attract developers to its platform, but in 2015, it incurred those developers' wrathwhen it pulled the rug out from under them, killing the API calls that allowed apps to mine their users' friends' data.

Jun 10 09:28

Congress is proposing big changes to the National Organic Standards Board – and farmers are raising the alarm

Congress, in their infinite wisdom, has proposed two major changes to the NOSB — changes that would ultimately weaken the power of the NOSB, if not render the board obsolete entirely. What are these harebrained ideas from our elected officials?

As Civil Eats reports, Congress would, for one, like the NOSB to allow employees of organic farmers or producers to be permitted to have board positions. And secondly, Congress has proposed that they begin “allowing politicians to sidestep the NOSB’s authority to approve substances such as the fertilizers and pesticides used in organic production.”

Jun 10 08:23

TRADE-WAR DRUMS: IS MEXICO READY TO FIRE AT THE US CORN BELT?

Mexico, the birthplace of maize, is dangerously hooked on U.S. imports of largely transgenic strains of the crop. In 2017 it was the third biggest importer of corn in the world, behind the EU and Japan, purchasing 15.2 million tonnes of the foodstuff, most of it from U.S. farmers and agribusinesses. But that could soon change.

Jun 09 15:56

Nestle's Water Grab

"A Nestle spokesperson told me the company believes water is a fundamental human right. But it makes BILLIONS bottling free water and selling it back to people, like in Michigan. Meanwhile, Flint *still* doesn’t have clean tap water."

Jun 08 11:09

Will the Extinction of Bees Really Mean the End of Humanity?

We’ve known for years that bee populations all across North America and Europe are collapsing at an alarming rate.

This is a huge threat to our food supply.

Jun 08 11:08

5 Fake Science Sources and How They Could Lead to Your Harm

Through a lack of education many continue to be deceived into believing the corporate/banker sponsored fake science. The spin is made by paid off crooked scientific establishments, phony front men and tightly controlled mainstream media outlets for the ulterior motives, control and profit.

Jun 08 11:07

The Surprising Truth About Food and Flavor

Flavor technology makes it possible to cover up the nutritional deterioration of our food supply.

Jun 08 08:54

Apple hit with another faulty hardware lawsuit – this time it's the Watch

Apple has been hit by another lawsuit claiming faulty manufacturing, this time over its Apple Watch.

Kenneth Sciacca from Colorado has sued the tech giant in its home state of California claiming that Apple was aware of an issue in all the generations of its smart watch that can cause its screen to crack or detach, through no fault of the owner.

Jun 07 12:56

Sinister Occult Logos Used by Technology Corporations

Remember, the insignia and hidden meaning behind corporate occult logos is seen by the corporations owning them with their products as a symbolic representation that they control a deaf, dumb and blind public who are totally unaware of what is going on. The sinister and creepy occult logos used by corporations in technology are no exception.

Jun 07 12:55

Who are the Real ‘Quacks’ and ‘Snake Oil’ Salesmen?

Who exactly are the modern quacks and snake-oil salesmen of today? One guess.

Jun 07 10:51

Cell Phone Companies Warning Shareholders – Not Customers – About Health Risks and Potential Lawsuits Based on Harm Caused by Cell Phone and WiFi Radiation Exposure.

By B.N. Frank

According to one recent article, Dr. Devra Davis, president of the Environmental Health Trust stated, “Financial threats from litigation are growing in step with scientific evidence linking phones to health damages.” ...

Jun 07 10:09

Health Canada is Corrupt to the Core Causes Endless Illnesses, Diseases and Premature Deaths

Had mainstream media not agreed to David Rockefeller’s wish for them to remain silent on this issue – some 60 years ago – today’s ‘greatest-crime-ever’ could not be happening! [1] Health Canada’s (HC) stated mandate is: “to help Canadians maintain and improve their health.” Yet it puts the onus on the technologically uneducated public to prove that esoteric Industry technologies are NOT safe! [2] Adults in Canada will recall how well this same HC protected them and their loved ones from tobacco, asbestos, Thalidomide, leaded gasoline, etc.! For the past 50 years or so, HC’s Radiation Protection Bureau – whose job it is to protect the public from non-ionizing, electro-magnetic field “EMF” radiation, etc. – has allowed itself to become an integral member of what is now a corrupt U.S.

Jun 07 10:08

Police raid scientists who discovered new vaccine dangers Jun7

James Grundvig, at GreenMedInfo.com and the World Mercury Project, reports (3/17/18):

“Last week, the Italian police raided the home and science laboratory of Drs. Antonietta Gatti and Stefano Montanari. The police snatched all of the digital assets owned by the husband and wife team of nanopathologists, grabbing laptops, computers, and flash-drives—and with it, years of work and research.”

Jun 07 08:18

If The Doctor's Fake, What About The Rest Of The Ad?

(*A legitimate question , deserving a legitimate answer !)

Jun 06 09:05

As Bayer Ditches Monsanto's Toxic Name in Merger, Green Groups Say There's No Erasing Its "Toxic Legacy"

"This merger will create the world's biggest and most powerful agribusiness corporation, which will try to force its genetically modified seeds and toxic pesticides into our food and countryside."

Jun 05 17:08

NZ Family appeals to Government for change after medical cannabis costs plunge them into debt

A family which has begun dipping into its retirement savings to pay for their son's medical cannabis treatment has made an emotional plea to Government to make the drug more affordable and accessible.

Ollie Venables, 22, is autistic, intellectually disabled, and has mild spastic cerebral palsy. He is in near-constant pain and suffered from muscle spasms and other side effects while on previous medications.

His parents, Shelly and Brett Venables, are among a small group of New Zealanders who have successfully navigated the fraught process to obtaining one of the two legal cannabis medications on the market, a CBD oil made by Tilray.

But the Invercargill family say they have had to begin spending their Kiwisaver – which can be accessed on hardship grounds - to pay for the medication.

Jun 05 14:48

Millions of people unwittingly help build the worlds largest DNA database

Millions of semi-conscious consumers, most of whom were probably outraged and appalled by recent privacy scandal outbreaks involving companies like Facebook and Equifax, have been casually shipping away the most precious keys to their genetic code and helping ancestry.com compile the worlds largest DNA database. More than 5 million people have already "spit into tubes" and mailed it into ancestry.com's database, according a recent report by the Tampa Bay Times.

Jun 05 14:25

Apple CEO Takes Swipes At Facebook Over Data Collection (Just Don’t Mention Modern Day Slavery)

Apple CEO Tim Cook took multiple swipes at Facebook on Monday over apparent differences in company practices, as the head of the smartphone manufacturing giant seems committed in trying to keep the negative attention on its Silicon Valley rival.

Jun 05 13:57

Tesla “wasting a jaw-dropping amount” of cash

Tesla is reportedly “wasting a jaw-dropping amount” of materials and cash to produce its Model 3 cars.

Jun 05 11:32

High Court backs NHS decision to stop funding homeopathy

A decision to stop NHS funding for homeopathy has been upheld by a High Court judge.

The British Homeopathic Association (BHA) brought a legal challenge against NHS England's decision, made in November last year, to stop paying the £92,000 annual cost of homeopathic remedies.

But, following a four-day hearing in London in May, Mr Justice Supperstone dismissed the BHA's case in a ruling on Tuesday.

Jun 05 10:06

Medical Marijuana, Harry Anslinger and the Legal Challenge

By Susan Boskey

Who wants to be branded a pot head in our drug-test economy? Not anyone I know. It’s a costly label garnered from a stereotype of those who abuse cannabis but typically don’t think they are.

The ‘evil drug’ mental construct placed on cannabis officially dates back only 81 years in the United States. One man, Harry Anslinger, made it happen...

Jun 05 09:55

HACKED: 92 MILLION ACCOUNT DETAILS FOR DNA TESTING SERVICE MYHERITAGE

When you sign up to a website handling sensitive information, perhaps a medical service or social network, one of the basic things you’re probably hoping for is that the site can keep control of its users’ data. Unfortunately for customers of MyHeritage, a genealogy and DNA testing service, a researcher uncovered 92 million account details related to the company sitting on a server, according to an announcement from MyHeritage.

The data relates to users who signed up to MyHeritage up to and including October 26, 2017—the date of the breach—the announcement adds.

Users of the Israeli-based company can create family trees and search through historical records to try and uncover their ancestry. In January 2017, Israeli media reported the company has some 35 million family trees on its website.

In all, the breach impacted 92,283,889 users, according to MyHeritage’s disclosure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not only is information on your DNA subject to hacks: please be aware that Ancestry.com takes your DNA rights away from you, to use them as they please:

Ancestry.com takes DNA ownership rights from customers and their relatives

The article goes on to state: "There are three significant provisions in the AncestryDNA Privacy Policy and Terms of Service to consider on behalf of yourself and your genetic relatives: (1) the perpetual, royalty-free, world-wide license to use your DNA; (2) the warning that DNA information may be used against “you or a genetic relative”; (3) your waiver of legal rights."

Jun 05 06:43

16 Scientific Health Benefits of Cannabis

In this guide, we will explore the research behind the many claimed health benefits of weed.

Jun 05 06:41

5G Mini Cell Towers – ‘Junk Yards On A Pole’ – Will Affect Your Lifestyle More Than You Know

How would you like this ‘mini’ cell tower parked outside your front door or your bedroom window or on a pole in your backyard? And you cannot have it removed, thanks to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission!

Jun 05 06:39

Harvest of Greed – the Merger of Bayer and Monsanto

The new entity is now the largest seed and pesticide company in the world, controlling more than 25 percent of the global seed and pesticide supply.

Jun 04 12:51

Companies Repeatedly Sell Products That Don’t Work

Welcome again to “Who, me?”, The Register’s Monday mess – because it tells readers tales of breaking things.

This week meet “Harvey” who told us a tale from 1986 when he worked for a company that decided Commodore 64 owners deserved a cheaper disk drive than the official model 1541.

Jun 04 09:49

IF YOU OWN A PHONE THIS MEANS YOU: AND IT IS SO VERY MUCH WORSE THAN THE FACEBOOK SCANDAL

I am publishing below an excerpt (called the 'main point') from my post with exhaustive links called YOUR PRIVATE LIFE JUST SUDDENLY EXPLODED. The rest of the post and a complete bibliography of links is at the source.

YOUR PRIVATE LIFE JUST SUDDENLY EXPLODED.

Evidence surfaced recently -- proof -- that each of us, that every one of us with a cellphone, might as well have a corresponding dot moving and blinking in real time, geolocated on a map somewhere. Did I say might as well? I mean does. (Yes that map is real.)

Find links below.

Let that sink in. THAT GIANT MAP IS REAL. It is a map of all connected devices. If you have a phone, or laptop, or tablet, or router for that matter, you are on it. I mean that absolutely literally.

If you own a cell phone, this means you.

[snip]

First we learned that our private location information may be, and is, easily retrieved, without a warrant, or our informed consent, and with little to no oversight, at the will, or even whim of almost any police officer in America...

Then, we learned that, until recently, your location information could be retrieved by absolutely anyone with your phone number.


I repeat, up until may 17th, 2018, it was trivially easy for absolutely anyone to locate absolutely anyone else's phone WITH ONLY THE NUMBER…

… and it very probably still isn't that hard.

Jun 04 07:45

California on front line as STDs run rampant in US

LOS ANGELES (AFP) -
A billboard on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood screams out a stark warning: "drug-resistant gonorrhea alert!"

The words are set against a black background and accompanied by a microscope shot of the gonococcus bacteria, which causes the illness now running rampant in California.

Sexually transmitted diseases have made an alarming resurgence across the United States, where 2016 saw a record two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, including 628 cases of congenital syphilis.

Jun 04 03:57

Companies Repeatedly Sell Products That Don't Work

Meet “Harvey” who told us a tale from 1986 when he worked for a company that decided Commodore 64 owners deserved a cheaper disk drive than the official model 1541.

Said drive was called the “SuperDrive 2000”* and was sold as being utterly compatible with the Commodore original, and better at a few things too. They were also rather cheaper.

Jun 02 09:32

Amazon’s Rekognition Surveillance Tool Will Grant Police Even More Surveillance Power

By Derrick Broze

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union, Human Rights Watch, the Freedom of the Press Foundation and nearly 40 other organizations have joined together to demand that Amazon cease providing law enforcement access to surveillance technology. The organizations signed onto a letter to Amazon which condemns the company for developing new facial recognition tools that allow real-time surveillance using police body cameras and the ever growing interconnected network of cameras in most major American cities...

Jun 01 15:52

Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration For Abandoning Investigation into Dangerous Pesticides

By Derrick Broze

A coalition of conservation and public health groups have filed suit against the Trump Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accusing the federal government of foregoing an assessment of a pesticide known to have harmful health effects, as well as suspending training for pesticide handlers. The Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Environmental Health and Californians for Pesticide Reform filed suit against the EPA head, Scott Pruitt, accusing him of failing to protect endangered wildlife and the environment by abandoning a safety assessment of the pesticide malathion...

Jun 01 12:41

MIT Biologists Show That Fasting Can Boost Stem Cell Regeneration and Help Digestive Function

New research shows that fasting may be very beneficial to the body's overall digestive health. Stem cell regeneration allows the body recover from gastrointestinal infections or other conditions that affect digestive function.

Jun 01 12:40

Neuroscience Shows Why Breath Practices During Meditation Help with ADHD

Neuroscientists show that breath practices are a potential non-pharmacological treatment for attention-compromised conditions.

Jun 01 06:15

Mind-altered America: How drugs like Ambien are turning America into a nation of hallucinating psychos

Big Pharma has gotten away with far too much, for far too long; there is no doubt about that. Whether we’re talking about the plethora of children harmed by reckless vaccination programs, their for-profit disease-manufacturing, or simply just the growing numbers of children and teens on treacherous psych meds, America has become a pawn for ..

May 31 09:34

How Fast Food Restaurants Really Make Their Money

May 31 09:07

Whole Foods Quietly Halts GMO Labeling Requirements

A year after Whole Foods was acquired by Internet retail giant Amazon, the food company is backing off its commitment to ensuring that food suppliers inform the consumer and the store itself if their food products contain GMOs.

There is some confusion about the decision by Whole Foods to walk back on its commitment but one thing is for sure – it is walking back.

In an email sent by Whole Foods President and Chief Operations Officer A.C. Gallo announced that the company is pausing its GMO Food labeling requirements. The requirements, which were scheduled to take effect on September 1, would have required that suppliers disclose on their packaging whether or not their products contained genetically modified ingredients. The requirements, which were announced five years ago, were three months away from being implemented.

May 31 08:31

Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in toothpaste and other products, linked to inflammation and cancer in the gut

By Haixia Yang, University of Massachusetts Amherst

The antimicrobial chemical triclosan is in thousands of products that we use daily: hand soaps, toothpastes, body wash, kitchenware and even some toys. Work in our lab suggests that this compound may have widespread health risks, including aggravating inflammation in the gut and promoting the development colon cancer by altering the gut microbiota, the community of microbes found in our intestines...

May 30 15:32

The Ongoing Thimerosal Travesty Needs to End

Thimerosal is the infamous mercury-containing preservative in use, to this day, in some vaccines and also in dozens of other pharmaceutical products approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).1-3 Public health agencies, government regulators and medical trade groups have repeatedly declared thimerosal to be safe,4,5 but the published peer-reviewed science argues that nothing could be further from the truth. For anyone who bothers to investigate thimerosal’s appalling record, there is a vast, still accumulating and compelling body of research that contradicts the public health establishment’s deceptive safety claims.

May 30 11:13

Ambien Side Effects

lack or loss of self-control

Psychiatric
Common (1% to 10%): Depression, abnormal dreams, sleep disorder, insomnia, exacerbated/aggravated insomnia, hallucinations, agitation, nightmare, drugged feeling, confusion, euphoria, memory impairment, amnesia, anterograde amnesia, nervousness, disorientation, anxiety, psychomotor retardation, binge eating, depersonalization, disinhibition, mood swings, stress symptoms, apathy
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Decreased cognition, detached, difficulty concentrating, emotional lability, illusion, sleeping (after daytime dosing), irritability, drunk feeling, reduced alertness
Rare (less than 0.1%): Impotence, abnormal thinking, aggressive reaction, decreased libido, delusion, dementia, feeling strange, hysteria, intoxicated feeling, manic reaction, panic attacks, personality disorder, somnambulism, suicide attempts, neurosis, perceptual disturbances, restlessness, libido disorder, rages, inappropriate behavior

May 30 10:20

Scott Adams Talks about Roseanne’s Ambien Defense.

All of this attention that is being given to #Ambien is not going to bode well for Sanofi S.A.. The horror stories are seeping from the public.

May 30 09:23

Nerve agent

Nerve agents and antidepressants have something in common!

Nerve agents, sometimes also called nerve gases, are a class of organic chemicals that disrupt the mechanisms by which nerves transfer messages to organs. The disruption is caused by the blocking of acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter.

Poisoning by a nerve agent leads to constriction of pupils, profuse salivation, convulsions, and involuntary urination and defecation, with the first symptoms appearing in seconds after exposure. Death by asphyxiation or cardiac arrest may follow in minutes due to the loss of the body's control over respiratory and other muscles.

May 29 06:03

AMAZON ALEXA INSTANTANEOUSLY JUSTIFIES YEARS OF SURVEILLANCE PARANOIA

I'll admit that I traditionally haven't been as paranoid as many people in regards to the surveillance powers of digital assistants like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. Yes, putting an always-on microphone in your home likely provides a wonderful new target for intelligence agencies and intruders to spy on you. That said, it's not like a universe of internet of broken things or smart TVs aren't doing the same thing, before you even get to the problem with lax to nonexistent privacy standards governing the smartphone currently listening quietly in your pocket and tracking your every location.

May 28 19:11

What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Gluten?

The word “gluten” has become such a buzzword in recent years, most likely because of the sudden popularity of the gluten-free diet that’s been endorsed by famous personalities. Before you consider trying this diet, read this page first to learn about gluten, and how it can negatively impact your body and health in the long run.

May 28 19:10

Mainstream Media vs. the Age of Information

The information age is changing entirety. It has changed and continues to change so rapidly that many of us, many times, find ourselves playing catch-up, not just with trends of communication but also with shifts in the flow of information itself.

May 28 11:25

CANADIAN BANKS SAY ‘FRAUDSTERS’ STOLE INFORMATION FROM AT LEAST 40,000 CUSTOMERS

Two Canadian banks warned customers on Monday morning that the personal and financial information of at least 40,000 clients was accessed by criminals.

The affected banks are Simplii Financial—a recently-created brand owned by banking giant CIBC, and which formerly operated as President’s Choice Financial, a grocery store brand—and the Bank of Montreal (BMO). Simplii Financial reportedly has over two million customers, and BMO has more than 12 million clients across its services.

In a statement, Simplii Financial said that the bank is alerting affected customers after it received a tip on Sunday that “fraudsters” may have “electronically accessed” personal and account information for around 40,000 clients. The Bank of Montreal said in a statement that the “fraudsters” themselves contacted the bank on Sunday to let them know they “were in possession of certain personal and financial information for a limited number of customers.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like the Canadian banks are no better at protecting the privacy of their customers than are their American counterparts!!

May 28 10:59

Whole Foods Quietly Halts GMO Labeling Requirements

A year after Whole Foods was acquired by Internet retail giant Amazon, the food company is backing off its commitment to ensuring that food suppliers inform the consumer and the store itself if their food products contain GMOs.

There is some confusion about the decision by Whole Foods to walk back on its commitment but one thing is for sure – it is walking back.

In an email sent by Whole Foods President and Chief Operations Officer A.C. Gallo announced that the company is pausing its GMO Food labeling requirements. The requirements, which were scheduled to take effect on September 1, would have required that suppliers disclose on their packaging whether or not their products contained genetically modified ingredients. The requirements, which were announced five years ago, were three months away from being implemented.

May 28 09:13

Buggy software could lock a Jeep's cruise control

Fiat Chrysler America is recalling 4.8 million vehicles in the US to fix a software bug that could lock the vehicle's cruise control.

Until it's fixed, owners of some Ram pickups, Jeep SUVs, and other Chrysler and Dodge vehicles are being warned against using cruise control.

May 28 09:10

Apple knew its iPhone 6 would bend before it went on sale in 2014 but chose to do nothing about it, internal documents reveal

Apple knew its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones would bend before they went on sale but chose to doing nothing about it, internal documents have revealed.

The firm became embroiled in controversy shortly after the gadgets' 2014 release as thousands of users complained their new iPhones were bending in their pockets.

Now documents have revealed the company knew about the issue, dubbed 'bendgate' by angry social media users, before the phones were released.

May 28 09:09

Data from wrecked Tesla vehicle confirms car ACCELERATED moments before plowing into the back of firetruck leaving two injured

A semi-autonomous Tesla car involved in a headline-making crash in Utah this month increased in speed by almost 10 kph just seconds before it smashed into a firetruck stopped at a red light.

A police report of the incident says the electric Tesla Model S was on semi-autonomous Autopilot mode when it sped up from 55 mph (89 kph) to 60 mph (97 kph) in just 3.5 seconds before it hit the truck.

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