Yearly Archives: 2018

40 posts

As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants

‘For years, Facebook gave some of the world’s largest technology companies more intrusive access to users’ personal data than it has disclosed, effectively exempting those business partners from its usual privacy rules, according to internal records and interviews… Facebook “allowed Microsoft’s Bing search engine to see the names of virtually […]

Study: California’s Background-Check Law Had No Impact on Gun Deaths

The findings—which run counter to the conventional wisdom that gun control saves lives—have received almost no media attention. “A joint study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of California at Davis Violence Prevention Research Program found that California’s much-touted mandated background […]

Healing Foods for Five Common Ailments

For some health concerns, your kitchen may provide good medicine. Here’s what to eat and when Certain foods can have a more immediate benefit and may help tame common health problems such as headaches and insomnia. So the next time you experience one of the conditions below, consider heading to your kitchen before […]

Tim Cook: Personal data collection is being “weaponized against us with military efficiency”

“We shouldn’t sugarcoat the consequences. This is surveillance. And these stockpiles of personal data serve only to enrich the companies that collect them”, Cook said. “This should make us very uncomfortable. It should unsettle us.” Apple CEO Tim Cook blasted Silicon Valley tech companies and their abuse of user privacy in […]

“Five Eyes” Wants Access to Every Electronic Device

According to an article in the National Post the Five Eyes intelligence network is demanding tech companies provide a back-door into all electronic devices. “Canada joined its intelligence allies recently in demanding that technology companies co-operate with law enforcement agencies in allowing access to encrypted communications.” Five Yyes (FVEY) is an intelligence alliance including Australia, […]