Glenn Greenwald: Why Privacy Matters

Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States’ extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide.”

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Invisible Biometrics: Your Voice is Your New ID

Activist Post
October 13, 2014

In a recent article, “In The Internet of Things YOU Will Be The Key,” I outlined the many ways that the human body will become the next generation identification system. The move to give everyone a global unique ID that can be verified across nearly all human activity has been in the works for some time, with defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin becoming a global leader in biometric identification. The applications are pervasive.

The fear of identity theft and cyber-banking crime has been the latest sales pitch to encourage accepting identity tech such as facial recognition, iris scans, and fingerprinting – even tears –  as well as their attendant databases. There is an ongoing cooperative effort between global banks and corporations to ensure that there will be standardized, centralized entry into the consumer/Internet/banking matrix of the future. Continue reading Invisible Biometrics: Your Voice is Your New ID

Chris Brown Tweets: Ebola is Population Control

October 13, 2014

For the establishment, Chris Brown is an ideal foil to counter rising suspicion.

The singer tweeted on Monday he thinks Ebola is a form of population control:

In short time the establishment media was all over him. Mixed in the commentary was a reminder that the rapper had beaten up his then girlfriend, recording artist Rihanna, and he is a convicted felon who served time in prison. Continue reading Chris Brown Tweets: Ebola is Population Control

Prozac, used by 40m people, does not work say scientists

The Guardian
26 February 2008

A single Prozac capsule. Photograph: Alamy

Prozac, the bestselling antidepressant taken by 40 million people worldwide, does not work and nor do similar drugs in the same class, according to a major review released today.

The study examined all available data on the drugs, including results from clinical trials that the manufacturers chose not to publish at the time. The trials compared the effect on patients taking the drugs with those given a placebo or sugar pill.

When all the data was pulled together, it appeared that patients had improved – but those on placebo improved just as much as those on the drugs. Continue reading Prozac, used by 40m people, does not work say scientists