Month: May 2018

Constant Interruptions From Smartphone Can Impact Brain Chemistry, Scientists Say

CBS Philadelphia | Source URL PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Constant interruptions from alerts and messages on your smartphone can impact brain chemistry. It can be hard to concentrate when you’re always being diverted by your phone. It’s a pattern that scientists say creates something they call the switch cost. Research shows […]

How Do You Get Off the US “Kill List”?

Marjorie Cohn | Truthout | Source URL After the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration created a secret “kill list” to step up the targeting of alleged terrorists for assassination. The criteria for inclusion on the list have apparently morphed over three presidential administrations, yet they remain elusive. Last year, two journalists filed a […]

The Line Between Big Tech & Defense Work

Wired | Source URL FOR MONTHS, A growing faction of Google employees has tried to force the company to drop out of a controversial military program called Project Maven. More than 4,000 employees, including dozens of senior engineers, have signed a petition asking Google to cancel the contract. Last week, Gizmodo reported that a […]

NPR Continues Coverage of Wireless (WiFi) Radiation Health Risks and How “Big Wireless” Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe.

B.N. Frank | Activist Post | Source URL On May 22, 2018, NPR featured another program about the April 2018 article by The Nation about how “Big Wireless” has made us think cell phones are safe. A new Nation magazine investigation explores how big wireless companies used the same playbook as big oil […]

Amazon Is Now A ‘Cheap Mass Surveillance’ Dealer–It’s Selling Facial Recognition To U.S. Cops

Forbes Amazon chief Jeff Bezos received a letter Tuesday from the American Civil Liberties Union and its supporters. It demanded he stop selling a little-known service provided by the tech giant to U.S. law enforcement agencies: facial recognition, powered by artificial intelligence. The tool, dubbed Rekognition, can recognize up to 100 people in […]

This Startup’s Racial-Profiling Algorithm Shows AI Can Be Dangerous Way Before Any Robot Apocalypse

Nextgov | Source URL The new algorithm which promises to accurately look at images of people and determine their ethnic background. The biggest danger AI poses today isn’t the potential of killer robots or Roko’s Basilisk—it’s the potential to scale bias and racism to the size of the internet. The latest […]

Google tries to ease tensions on eve of new EU privacy law

Reuters | Source URL SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google sought to ease online publisher concerns on Thursday about the effects European data privacy rules going into effect in just a few hours will have on their ad business. Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the biggest overhaul […]

U.S. warns citizens in China after ‘abnormal’ sound injures consulate worker

Reuters | Source URL BEIJING (Reuters) – An American citizen working at the U.S. consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported suffering from “abnormal” sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury, the U.S. embassy said on Wednesday. The embassy, which issued a health alert to […]

Google is sued for £3.2BILLION for ‘secretly collecting data from 4.4million iPhone users including race, health, politics and sexuality to divide people into categories for advertisers’

Tim Stickings | The Daily Mail | Source URL Google collected sensitive personal data from 4.4 million iPhone users and used it to divide people into categories for advertisers, the High Court has heard. The tech giant is facing a mass legal action over claims that it bypassed privacy settings on Apple iPhone […]

“Their Lives Were Ruined”: Victims Of CIA MK-Ultra Brainwashing Plan Class-Action Suit

Tyler Durden | ZeroHedge | Source URL Survivors and families of those who were affected by Project MK-Ultra, also called the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) mind control program, administered at McGill University’s Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal are preparing a class-action lawsuit against the Quebec and federal governments because of what […]

Do You Have Respiratory Issues? Exposure to Cell Phone Radiation, “Dirty Electricity”, WiFi and Other Sources of Electrosmog Can Make It Worse.

BN Frank | Activist Post | Source URL Difficulty breathing is very scary. Research has determined that exposure to cell phone radiation, WiFi, and other sources of Electrical Pollution (Electrosmog) such as “Dirty Electricity” can affect respiratory health. Many aren’t aware that cell phone radiation and wireless WiFi radiation is actually microwave radiation – like what cooks […]

A.I. Takes Over Hospital Jobs In London, Implantable Smart Devices In Soldiers, And Growing Organs

Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and the Alan Turing Institute aim to bring ‘game-changing’ benefits of artificial intelligence to NHS patients and replace some workers, The Guardian reported. The tasks traditionally performed by doctors and nurses, from diagnosing cancer on CT scans to deciding which […]