Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sci-Tech News

Breaking science and technology news. Daily science and technology news from around the World.

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Whistleblowers beware: At least 29 US government agencies' websites that allow the online reporting of abuse, waste, and fraud are not encrypted with HTTPS,...

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And who opposes it? Customers. Jon Queally With cable giant Comcast still hoping to receive a federal blessing for its bid to acquire Time Warner Cable,...

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Google will pay $8.5 million, most of it to nonprofit organizations, to settle a class action that claimed that it illegally divulged users' search...

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In a decision on Wednesday night, U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman in San Jose, California said Google must face claims it breached users'...

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KAREN GULLO Our right to express opinions online—for instance, to criticize copyright trolls and their demands for money in hopes of scaring them away—are protected...

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Study upholds value of traditional methods 'shown to actually increase food supplies and reduce the environmental impact of production' by Lauren McCauley The biotechnology industry "myth"...

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Meghan Sali A huge leak just revealed that the TPP would establish a secretive, shadowy international court that could be used by Big Media giants to...

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Megaupload streaming service mogul Kim Dotcom has just been slapped with a civil penalty from the US government. The lawsuit will cost him $67...

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Global technology giants like Google and Microsoft have teamed up with civil liberties groups to get Congress to change the country’s spying laws. Tech...

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In a lawsuit filed against Facebook on Monday, former employee Chia Hong accused the company of gender discrimination, racial discrimination, and sex harassment.*She is...

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We had been noting, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in France, how the country that then held a giant "free speech"...

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Humans have long been fascinated by chameleons changing colour to dazzle mates, scare rivals and confuse predators. On Tuesday, scientists said they uncovered the mechanism...

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Reprinted with permission of Washington's Blog By John Whitehead, constitutional and human rights attorney, and founder of the Rutherford Institute. “The year is 2025. The population...

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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is not entitled to contest the forfeiture of an estimated $67 million in frozen assets because he’s a fugitive facing...

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British scientists are asking the public for financial backing to push forward an “exciting” study exploring the positive impacts of psychedelic drugs like LSD...

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Oklahoma has suspected for years that fracking caused earthquakes, but they stayed quiet about the connection under pressure from the oil industry. The Oklahoma Geological...

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An American helicopter mechanic, who criticized his employer in the United Arab Emirates and made disparaging comments about “filthy Arabs” in a Facebook post,...

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Youtube Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is refusing to appear before Congress as the FCC prepares a regulatory Internet takeover. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFaX7oXjYF8

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I want food that Grandma ate. How hard is that to understand? I don’t want it chemically lobotomized and coated with poison. I don’t...

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Congress and the White House are leaning on Twitter to censor Islamic State posts on its network. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, the chair of a...

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President Barack Obama will set out new cybersecurity rules at a Silicon Valley summit on Friday as the White House reacts to the Sony hacking...

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EVA GALPERIN Turkey has been a bastion of Internet censorship for so long that EFF could write a regular feature called This Week in...

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President Barack Obama followed up Monday's speech about data breach notification with another speech Tuesday encouraging companies to share information about cyberattacks. In an address...

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A study released today by researchers at Lund University in Sweden indicates that inherited viruses may be responsible for creating the complex neural networks that...

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When Ross Ulbricht was arrested at a San Francisco-area library in October of 2013, online underground marketplace Silk Road went offline. On Tuesday, Mr Ulbricht...

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A Seattle man employed as an engineer at Bill and Melinda Gates’ home is now accused of amassing a 6,000-image child pornography collection and...

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Global governments are secretly negotiating a little-known mega trade deal that poses a threat to internet freedoms and boon to corporate interests, analysts warned...

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Reporters Without Borders condemns the Vietnamese public security ministry’s arrest of Hong Le Tho, a Vietnamese blogger of Japanese origin, in Ho Chi Minh...

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Search giants Bing and Yahoo have begun to address European customers’ requests regarding the “right to be forgotten” policy on the removal of search...

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Richard Gale and Gary Null PhD Progressive Radio Network After decades of rearing hogs, Danish farmer IbBorup Pedersen was alarmed at the growing incidence of malformations and biological...

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This week has been a turning point in a seven month campaign to Save the Internet. The campaign began when FCC Chair, Tom Wheeler,...

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Vladimir Platov Medical experts are saying that the biggest flaw of Big Pharma today is a high percentage of ineffective products being sold without previous clinical...

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Two biotechnology behemoths have followed through with vows to sue Hawaii’s Maui County for passing a law last week that bans the cultivation of...

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GMO giant Monsanto will have to fork out $2.4 million to settle a lawsuit with US wheat farmers after its genetically engineered strain, supposedly...

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Ted Cruz Never before has it been so easy to turn an idea into a business. With a simple Internet connection, some ingenuity and a lot of...

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Back in 2011, we declared Monsanto to be the worst company of the year for threatening both human health and the environment at large. Mike Barrett Our...

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The $25 million ‘Factor GMO’ study will investigate the health effects of a genetically modified (GMO) crop that has been in our food and...

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Tony Cartalucci  RINF Alternative News Facebook is a problem. It is undoubtedly being used by special interests to manipulate and monitor entire populations both within the...

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Ballot initiatives to require labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs, failed to pass Tuesday in Colorado and Oregon, after agribusiness giants...

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According to information released by the company, details of 2,619 Facebook accounts were requested between January and June - a 15 per cent rise...

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To the average person, quantum mechanics is the convoluted, science fiction-y branch of physics. A radical new theory plays into that, proposing that parallel...

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After four years on the run, Hans Fredrik Lennart Neij, one of the founders of the Swedish file-sharing giant, has been arrested and is...

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A 23-year-old California woman claims she was arrested for suspected drunk driving and taken to jail in the San Francisco Bay Area city of...

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The FBI is seeking to expand its hacking and surveillance powers through "an apparently backdoor route," the Guardian reported Wednesday, a move that civil...

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Democrats on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) are planning to introduce new regulations regarding political content on the internet, in order to kill free...

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One of the world's largest internet companies, Google 'should be a serious concern' internationally, WikiLeaks co-founder and Editor-in-chief Julian Assange says, revealing its connections...

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Agribusiness giant Syngenta AG now faces lawsuits from farmers in 11 US states claiming the seed-and-chemical company’s sale of a genetically-engineered variant of corn...

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Laws to deal with internet “trolling” already exist in the UK and newly-proposed legislation makes many worried about democracy and freedom of expression Gavin...

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There’s something we ‘regular’ citizens wrestle with that the elites never seem to: a sense of moral duty. For example, following the collapse of the...

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JIM GOODMAN I doubt very many people have ever heard or seen a “tank mix.” Simply put, it is a mix of several crop chemicals...

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It has been in the works for some time, but the British government is showing keenness to enact laws that will punish those guilty...

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This is not the first time the biotech giant has funneled millions into efforts to defeat labeling laws Sarah Lazare Monsanto, the largest genetically-modified seed corporation...

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The United Nations and non-governmental organizations believe an Ebola crisis that continues to strengthen in the coming months will cause food shortages that could...

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Businesses should not need to notify consumers that their personal data has been lost or stolen if the data has been encrypted, EU ministers...

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Monsanto Co. reported that the company recorded a loss of $156 million in the latest quarter, a loss that was considerably higher than expected....

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