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Nov 04 19:05

Desperate Humanity Sends Killer Robot Back In Time To Stop All These Terminator Sequels From Being Made

U.S.—Everyone agrees it is a bleak and hopeless post-apocalyptic hellscape we are living in nowadays. Not from the Trump administration or anything, but because of all these Terminator sequels.

Nov 04 09:09

700+ American Doctors Were Given Over $1M Each From Big Pharma To Push Drugs and Devices

By Richard Enos

In a very thorough and revealing analysis of statistical industry payment data, ProPublica disclosed that more than 2,500 physicians have received at least half a million dollars apiece from drugmakers and medical device companies in the past five years alone, while more than 700 of those doctors received at least $1 million, and that doesn’t include money for research or royalties from inventions...

Nov 03 20:44

Vindman Says Ukraine Transcript Left Out Lengthy Sections Of Trump Bragging About Time He Was In Pizza Hut Commercial

WASHINGTON—Raising further questions about Donald Trump’s July call to Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky, national security expert Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified Tuesday that the White House’s transcript of the conversation left out lengthy sections of Trump bragging about the time he was in a commercial for Pizza Hut.

Nov 03 18:20

Amazon Alexa Could Be Used To Prosecute Case In Florida — But Is There Probable Cause?

By Aaron Kesel

If a precedent is set, this could allow police to use any recorded audio/video in the future during a criminal proceeding.

That means everything from doorbells like Amazon’s Ring surveillance network that connect directly to smartphone apps, fridges with built-in cameras, and even washing machines and smart light bulbs are now potential witnesses in court. We don’t think even George Orwell could have predicted that we would be spied on by our appliances. This is a massive potential overreach by police investigators...

Nov 03 12:13

Will Uber Food Delivery Drones Be As Problematic As Their Self-Driving Vehicles?

By B.N. Frank

It wasn’t that long ago that a self-driving Uber killed an Arizona pedestrian. More recently a whistleblower reported that the company’s automated vehicles still weren’t safe – despite Uber’s claims that they were.

Drones have been associated with some high-profile catastrophes too. A quick search on YouTube renders an extensive collection of scary videos. Unfortunately, this hasn’t deterred companies like Walgreens and CVS from using them for deliveries. Apparently, untrustworthy Uber isn’t deterred either. Good Luck, San Diego...

Nov 03 11:09

Verizon Installing Approx. 1000 4G and 5G “Smart Poles” in California, Colorado, Ohio, and Utah Despite Increasing Lawsuits, Opposition, and Warnings

By B.N. Frank

Before the insidious “Race for 5G” began telecom companies had been warning their investors that they may eventually be held liable for causing harm with their products and transmitters. Regardless, they continued to invent, manufacture and market products for everybody – from cradle to grave.

This being said – 5G is just the tip of an enormous iceberg that’s only getting bigger...

Nov 02 07:11

Apple to Ship 80 Million 5G Phones by 2020 Despite Lawsuits Against Other Smartphone Models and 5G Causing Phones to Overheat

By B.N. Frank

Apple is being sued because some of their current phone models exceed federal RF safety limits. Regardless, the company seems to be confident that people will still want to buy their new 5G phones even though the telecom industry has provided NO scientific evidence that 5G is safe and many doctors and scientists say it isn’t.

Another bummer – 5G has also been reported as making phones, modems, and base stations overheat. When the phones overheat, they switch back to 4G. Phone users have been told to apply ice packs and crank a/c in order to operate 5G again. Popular tech enthusiasts are not impressed. Regardless, none of this has obviously deterred Apple...

Oct 31 10:47

Flu Shots May Be Even Less Effective This Year

Just as publicity about the need for everyone to get a flu shot ramps up, there are signs that the influenza vaccine for this “flu season” (2019-2020) may be even less effective this year than last year.

The strains of the influenza virus selected by the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. health officials for vaccine manufacturers to include in this year’s flu shot for the North Hemisphere (including the United States) may turn out to be a ‘mismatch,’ according to epidemiologist Danuta Skowronski, MD of the British Columbia Center for Disease Control in Vancouver, Canada. 1, 2

In February 2019, the WHO recommended the “influenza B virus component of trivalent vaccines for use in the 2019-2020 northern hemisphere influenza season be a B/Colorado,” and the A(H3N2) component in March. In September, the WHO selected different A/H3N2 influenza virus strains for the Southern Hemisphere, suggesting to Dr. Skowronski that the earlier strain prediction may be wrong.

Oct 30 14:42

Newly released video game challenges players to survive the climate apocalypse

fun !

Ever wonder how you'll survive an apocalyptic climate crisis?

Oct 30 09:48

Happy Halloween? Ranking The Worst Candy Companies Contributing To Child Labor and Deforestation

By John Vibes

It is estimated that people in the United States alone will spend $2.7 billion on candy for Halloween, and not many of us really think about where that money is going. Unfortunately, many of the companies behind our favorite Halloween candies have some extremely unethical business practices, including the use of child labor in slave-like conditions overseas...

Oct 29 09:59

Aruba’s Facial Recognition Will Identify 2 Million Tourists At Car Rental Stations, Hotels And The Airport

By MassPrivateI

Think twice before planning your family vacation to Aruba next year. Big Brother has big plans to monitor American tourists.

A recent article in Breaking Travel News, revealed that the government of Aruba and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTCC) are bringing facial recognition CCTV cameras to car rental stations and at least 15 hotels on the island by 2020...

Oct 28 17:08

PG&E Sued By Insurance Companies When “Smart” Meters Caught Fire on California Homes

By B.N. Frank

Many people are aware that California utility company PG&E is being held accountable for playing a significant role in the state’s devastating wildfires.

What many may not know is that insurance companies have taken legal action against PG&E after their “Smart” Meters caught fire on California homes...

Oct 28 09:02

Everything your medical doctor is NOT telling you

In the American medical world, nothing ever really gets “solved.” It’s all about “maintenance” and treating symptoms, using drugs, surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Hospital errors are at an all-time high as are hospital “superbugs” which are viruses and bacteria that are immune to antibiotics and spread like wildfire from patient to patient. There is plenty for the typical M.D. (medical deity) to brush under the proverbial rug, and it’s all part of the unwritten code of only treating the symptoms, never the cause.

Oct 26 17:08

Private Search Engines – The Ultimate Guide

This new and improved guide aims to be the most in-depth resource available (6,000+ words) on private search engines. Below we’ll take a close look at the best private search engines for 2019, as well as examining other aspects of private search and keeping your data safe from third parties.

(May 2019 update)1. Startpage – Best private search engine for 2019

Oct 26 08:00

A "FREE MARKET" FUTURE OF BRAIN-COMPUTER INTERFACES: A TECHNO-FASCIST HISTORY OF NEO-EUGENIC TRANSHUMANISM

A half century ago, Yale Professor of Physiology Jose Manuel Rodríguez Delgado Jr. published a composite of his groundbreaking research on neural-implant technology. Compiling roughly two decades of his laboratory experiments on human and animal subjects, Delgado's Physical Control of the Mind: Toward a Psychocivilized Society documented that

Oct 24 11:59

Congressman Confronts Zuckerberg About Censoring Information on Vaccine Safety

By Arjun Walia

The Facts: Senator Bill Posey from Florida recently questioned Mark Zuckerberg during a hearing on Capitol Hill about Facebook’s censorship on information that paints vaccines in a negative light.

Reflect On: Why do proponents of vaccines always use terms like . “anti-vax conspiracy theories” and ridicule instead of simply addressing the points and facts that are made by vaccine safety advocates like Bill Posey?...

Oct 24 09:55

Two Ohio Counties Receive $260M in Opioid Lawsuit Settlements from Four Drug Companies

For many years there’s been a lot of finger pointing as to who is to blame for the “Opioid Crisis.”

Some former American government employees and pharmaceutical executives have gone on the record and painted a very ugly picture of certain elected officials as well as The Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Of course, the FDA rarely seems to get it right on anything, and the public always seems to pay the price for their bad judgement eventually (see 1, 2, 3, 4).

These recent drug company settlements obviously won’t make up for all the harm that has been done. But they will help.

Oct 23 17:49

Two Ohio Counties Receive $260M in Opioid Lawsuit Settlements from Four Drug Companies

By B.N. Frank

For many years there’s been a lot of finger pointing as to who is to blame for the “Opioid Crisis.”

Some former American government employees and pharmaceutical executives have gone on the record and painted a very ugly picture of certain elected officials as well as the FDA.

Of course, the FDA rarely seems to get it right on anything, and the public always seems to pay the price for their bad judgement eventually...

Oct 23 17:29

CNBC Reports Amazon Is Regularly Selling Expired Baby Food, Beef Jerky, Coffee Primers and More via 3rd Party Vendors

By B.N. Frank

No matter where you shop for food – it’s never a bad idea to check the expiration dates before buying it. This is obviously not an issue when buying food in person at a store.

A recent CNBC report is a good reminder to check any food items that are shipped to you from any vendor but especially from Amazon.

In fact, after reading the first few paragraphs, you may feel compelled to immediately rummage through your pantry checking labels...

Oct 23 17:28

American Google Searches for CBD Eclipse All Other Health Topics

Google searches from 2004 through April 2019 were used to measure U.S. public interest in cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical component of marijuana.

Searches from the United States that mentioned “CBD” or “cannabidiol” were stable from 2004 through 2014 before substantial increases in search volumes of almost 126% in 2017 compared with 2016 and 160% during 2018 compared with 2017...

Oct 23 05:23

Physically, Mentally Frail Assange Suffers "Vicious Travesty Of Justice" In Latest Court Appearance

Authored by Craig Murray,

I was deeply shaken while witnessing yesterday’s events in Westminster Magistrates Court. Every decision was railroaded through over the scarcely heard arguments and objections of Assange’s legal team, by a magistrate who barely pretended to be listening.

Before I get on to the blatant lack of fair process, the first thing I must note was Julian’s condition. I was badly shocked by just how much weight my friend has lost, by the speed his hair has receded and by the appearance of premature and vastly accelerated ageing. He has a pronounced limp I have never seen before. Since his arrest he has lost over 15 kg in weight.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Learned Helplessness"; wasn't this taught to the alleged interrogators for the "grand inquisitions" at Gitmo and Abu Ghraib, simply to get the tortured to commit through confessions, things they had never actually done?!?

And have these practices not also been defined as "war crimes"?!?

And THIS... from the country which gave the world the Magna Carta?!?

To Queen Elizabeth II; Your Majesty, this ... is by far, magnitudes worse than any behaviour in which your extended family may, or may not, possibly have participated; and I suggest that your turn your gaze elsewhere.

And I would, as someone with a very British heritage (the names of Rawson and Yarbrough are names in my Mom's side of the family) very politely summon the heads of MI5 and MI6 to Buckingham palace, to explain to you, the titular royal head of a country which, theoretically, believes in Freedom of Expression, just what the HELL they have done with Assange, and when can you, and the country, please, expect this to stop?!?

The application of torture to a person who amounts to a political prisoner, I believe is not legal in the UK, right?!?

IF in fact Craig Murray is correct in his assessment, it appears that the UK has been complicit in war crimes; one does not know about the range of psychological torture Assange has endured; but right now, I would almost be willing to bet it has been chemical as well. He might be quietly pronounced as having cancer, and assassinated to insure he can never stand trial in the US.

Oct 21 06:44

The War on Truth: How Israel’s social media trolls conquered Facebook

On October 9, the social media platform, Facebook, deleted the page of the popular Palestinian news website, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC). This act, which was carried out without even contacting the page administrators, confirms that Facebook’s war on pro-Palestine voices is continuing unabated.

PIC had nearly five million followers on Facebook, a testament to its popularity and credibility among a large cross section of Palestinians and their supporters internationally. For Israel’s trolls on social media, PIC was simply too effective to be allowed to spread its message. As usual, Facebook obliged.

Oct 21 06:42

Should You Get A Flu Shot?

However, before you rush off to receive the flu vaccine, let me share some information with you. Last year, while the CDC was heavily promoting the flu vaccine for everybody, the flu vaccine was found to be ineffective for the vast majority who received it. This is shown in the Table below (data from CDC).

Oct 20 15:03

Stake-out at the Steakhouse: Outback Says They Are Installing A.I. Tech to Improve Customer Service

By B.N. Frank

According to one survey, 82% of Americans think Artificial Intelligence (AI) is more harmful than helpful. The company that owns the Outback Steakhouse chain either doesn’t know this or doesn’t care...

Oct 19 19:20

More Research Suggesting Blue Light Might Be Making You Age Faster (In Addition to Causing Anxiety, Insomnia, Macular Degeneration, and Blindness)

By B.N. Frank

Research has determined that exposure to blue light from LED light bulbs and screens can cause a multitude of health issues. Unfortunately, despite this research, the reality is that exposure is now very difficult – if not impossible to avoid.

American Medical Association and American Academy of Pediatrics have warned that exposure to blue light from screens is particularly hard on children. The American Medical Association and other medical experts have also been warning about the health impacts to all of us from LED streetlights.

A recent article from Fast Company supports similar depressing research about exposure – it may also age us faster...

Oct 19 13:58

Hacker Using Nest Camera Threatened to Kidnap Baby — Father Learns This Happens Frequently

By B.N. Frank

A recent opinion piece from Mercury News reveals more of the same – hackers continue to use wireless devices to threaten people and this happens a lot. In this case – the hacker used a Nest camera.

"It was an unremarkable Wednesday afternoon when our nanny texted my wife and me asking if we were speaking through one of the Nest cameras in our house. We both replied that we were not."

In April, Mercury News published a similar article about a hacker using a Nest camera to threaten a child...

Oct 18 17:38

J.D. Power Survey: “Consumers Terrified of Self-Driving Cars; Tesla and Rideshare Screwed”

By B.N. Frank

The J.D. Power survey about consumer fears was released in August. Since then, an Uber whistleblower revealed AVs are NOT safer than human drivers and that manufacturers are hiding the truth about this. And a AAA study determined that Semi-Autonomous Vehicles can’t see pedestrians and hit child-sized “Dummies” 89% of the time and adult-sized “dummies” 60% of the time DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS AND DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS...

Oct 18 11:09

Hillary Clinton Pitches Conspiracy Theory That Tulsi Gabbard, Jill Stein Are Russian Assets

Hillary Clinton is still peddling election-related conspiracy theories, this time hinting that 2020 Democratic contender Tulsi Gabbard is being 'groomed' to split the Democratic vote as a third party candidate, thus handing the election to President Trump.

Speaking with former Obama 2008 campaign manager David Plouffe on his podcast, "Campaign HQ with David Plouffe," Clinton said - without mentioning Gabbard by name: "I'm not making any predictions but I think they've got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate. She's the favorite of the Russians."

Of course, that's "assuming Jill Stein will give it up - because she's also a Russian asset," Clinton continued.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is rather unfortunate, that this country doesn't have a version of the 25th Amendment for Presidential candidates, allegedly NOT running for Presidential Office, if they are loopy enough to say something like this...

Oct 17 18:19

Proposed Federal Vaping Ban Is Bigger Than Vaping

By John Michaels

The Trump administration is aggressively pushing an unconstitutional ban on all flavored vape products after reports that over 1,000 people have become ill and roughly two-dozen people have died, supposedly from “vaping.”

Vaping has been called an “epidemic” even though vaping has been around for over 10 years with no prior reports of anything like this ever happening. In contrast, if we examine the number of lung cancer deaths from smoking cigarettes between 2005 and 2010 we see that over 130,000 people have died from this life choice...

Oct 17 10:57

EFF on Why Fiber-to-the-Home is “Vastly Superior” to Cable and 5G, and How Greed Is Dictating That Americans Don’t Get It

By B.N. Frank

Although Fiber Optics with a wired internet connection has been touted by some as being completely safe, there are Americans still experiencing adverse health effects after it has been installed in their homes and neighborhoods. A wired internet connection using a copper landline still seems to be the biologically safest option; however, this isn’t available everywhere anymore.

Fiber-to-the-Home WITHOUT small cells attached is definitely a safer option to fiber with small cells attached. However, this option is more expensive for telecoms to provide so they don’t want to do it. Unfortunately, the embarrassingly corrupt FCC along with many American elected officials are still catering to the Telecoms despite increasing 5G lawsuits, opposition and warnings.

Thanks to EFF for acknowledging that it doesn’t have to be this way...

Oct 16 15:12

The real cost of your iPhone: Apple spends less than $500 on the parts and production of the iPhone 11 Pro Max - but charges up to $1,449

A teardown of the smartphone has revealed that including parts and assembly, the Cupertino company is only paying $490.50 for a finished handset.

However, the $490.50 price tag does not include shipping, wages of people who handle assemble and costs of services that are free with each iPhone such as AppleCare and iCloud syncing.

The teardown the 512GB iPhone 11 Pro Max was conducted by TechInsights in collaboration with NBC News.

The camera created specifically for this smartphone has been praised for its stunning capabilities, making it the most expensive piece of hardware at $73.50.

And the 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR display comes in second at $66.50 and the powerful A13 Bionic chip cost Apple just $64.

Although the cost of parts is just shy of $500, this does not included the extra fees for shipping, labor and paying for free services.

Oct 15 17:15

French NGOs Demand Moratorium on 5G Due to Its “Out of Control” Consequences On Society

By B.N. Frank

Telecom Industry executives have admitted they have NO scientific evidence that 5G is safe. Many doctors and scientists say it isn’t. People and their pets are already becoming sick where it’s installed.

Engineers, environmentalists, meteorologists, NASA, NOAA, U.S. Navy, security experts and more are also warning that 5G isn’t worth ALL the risks associated with it. Opposition is increasing worldwide. So are lawsuits and legislation against forced installation. French NGOs are now asking for a moratorium on 5G at least until there can be a public debate on it...

Oct 14 22:37

Health Benefits of MSM — A Powerful Sulfur Donor

Sulfur is a somewhat “forgotten” nutrient you don’t hear mentioned very often, but it’s very important for optimal body function and health. You get most of your sulfur from certain proteins in your diet, specifically the amino acids methionine, cysteine, cystine, homocysteine, homocystine and taurine.1

Oct 14 18:07

Massachusetts Utility Regulators Order Investigation into the Management of One of Their Largest Electric Providers. When Will Yours?

By B.N. Frank

Americans everywhere seem to be grumbling about their increasing electric bills due to “technology upgrades”. Since 2009 the federally mandated installation of EXPENSIVE, exceptionally problematic, environmentally unfriendly, and exceptionally vulnerable “Smart” Meters and Grids are a huge part of this for all utility customers regardless of which company is providing them.

Digital or wireless “Smart” Meters were NOT necessary for solar power in the past. Regardless, many environmentalists continue to be loyal to “Smart” Meters + Solar Power marketing promises even though these meters have never worked right and customers have been forced to pay higher bills for them anyway. Now Massachusetts utility regulators have been pressured to investigate why one of their utility companies is not keeping its promises on solar power, electric vehicles, and cybersecurity despite significant customer rate increases...

Oct 13 20:26

Top 10 Fastest High Speed Trains in the World 2019

Top 10 Fastest High Speed Trains in the World 2019

Oct 13 20:24

Riding AMTRAK's "California Zephyr"

This is a condensed video showing the progress of AMTRAK's "California Zephyr" train from Chicago to Emeryville, near San Franciso, in late December, 2015.

Oct 13 17:11

Phonegate Alert: 9 Out of 10 Mobile Phones Fail When Safety Tested in Real Use Conditions. Manufacturers Knowingly Overexposed Us to RF Radiation

By B.N. Frank

It’s not a big surprise that we can’t trust phone manufacturers.  For many years they have been warning their shareholders – not the public – that they may eventually be held liable for causing harm with their products and transmitters.  Perhaps that’s why insurance companies haven’t been covering them.

In August the Chicago Tribune reported that 11 smartphone models exceeded federal Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation limits which led to Fegan Scott law firm filing class action lawsuits.

Since 2018, Phonegate Alert has been reporting about RF safety issues with phones and more.  Earlier this month, they published this update...

Oct 13 09:41

Nevada becomes 1st state to ban most pre-employment pot tests

It is ok to use alcohol at home when you are not working. It should be legal to use Cannabis when you are on your own time and not working!

Even as 11 states, plus Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational cannabis, lawmakers have struggled to find consensus on the question of whether employers could reject an applicant over their pot use. Now Nevada has become the first to push through that protection.

Oct 13 08:34

The Beginning of the End

They sure are trying their best. To do what? To goose markets higher. It’s been quite the spectacle all year, but this Friday sure took the cake. The entire week had been a giant jerk fest of sudden rips and dips as headline chasing algos were ripping through support and resistance levels unleashed like fat kids at the candy shop. But this Friday was something else, almost designed to have markets overdose on an insulin spike.

Oct 13 08:21

iPadOS review: The iPad is dead, long live the iPad

When we reviewed the 2018 iPad Pro, we were impressed by the power and potential of the hardware, but iOS 12 wasn’t up to the task of making the iPad a true content creation machine or a daily workhorse. We said it was time for Apple to branch out from iOS 13 with an iPad-specific operating system.

FURTHER READING
2018 iPad Pro review: “What’s a computer?”
Just one year later, that’s exactly what Apple has done with iPadOS, which launched for modern iPads a few days after iOS 13 hit the iPhone and iPod touch. While iPadOS does not actually signify that big of a change under the hood, its new nomenclature is a statement of intent by Apple.

Oct 13 04:49

CNN insider to expose entire network agenda that’s been hidden from public view

This week a CNN insider plans to blow the whistle on the far left-leaning network by releasing secretly captured video footage of high-level network personnel which according to Project Veritas frontman James O’keefe will show misconduct, bias, and a political agenda that has been hidden from the American people all the while.

Oct 12 20:40

Cannabis: A Lost History

Cannabis, better known as marijuana, has been used for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Historical remnants from all around the world reveal the importance of cannabis in medicine and spirituality
The earliest written references to cannabis are found in the Chinese Materia Medica, written by Shen Nung around 2800 B.C. Nung documented 100 conditions that responded well to cannabis, including gout and rheumatism
For thousands of years, cannabis remained one of the 50 essential plants used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Vedas, the sacred text of India, also lists cannabis as one of five sacred plants
The ancient Egyptians, Persians and Greeks also used cannabis in a variety of ways, including medicinally and for spiritual upliftment

Oct 11 17:04

Telecoms Want to Hide Detailed 5G Installation Maps from The Public AND The Feds

By B.N. Frank

The role of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is to protect the public by regulating the telecom industry. Unfortunately, they’ve been doing the exact opposite for many years now.

Now telecoms don’t even want the FCC to know where they are installing 5G...

Oct 11 06:46

5G Cell Phone Radiation: How the Telecom Companies Are Losing the Battle to Impose 5G Against the Will of the People

They thought that if they called their new, alleged “communications technology”, adapted from the military Active Denial Technology, “5G” or fifth generation, the public would just assume that it was more of the same as 4G, 3G or 2G. And if they could characterise the rollout as a race, the public would not have enough time to find out what a killer technology 5G is. How wrong they were! Not only has the public found out, but now they know how lethal previous generations of wireless technology – to be used concurrently with 5G – are as well.

Oct 10 19:59

The Best Linux VPNs for 2019

For ultra-nerds and people who are serious about desktop security, Linux is the operating system (OS) of choice. But even if you're a penguin user, you still need to protect your data once it leaves your device. This is where Linux-compatible virtual private networks (VPNs) can help. We test 10 of the best so you can find the best one for you.
By
Daniel Brame
October 9, 2019 4:39PM EST

Oct 10 19:47

15 Most Secure Linux Distros for Privacy and Security Concern Users

Here is the list of the Most Secure Linux Distros which are ’Specially Focused on Linux security.’ That means this article is done especially by focusing on Sharp Security that a Linux user is more concern about.

Oct 10 19:42

Best Linux laptops of 2019: the top open-source notebooks

For some people, going with the best Linux laptops is the way to go, contrary to popular opinion that Microsoft’s Windows and Apple’s macOS are the only options for a notebook operating system. With this guide, we’re going to dive into the best laptops that are specifically built for the open-source operating system.

There aren’t any mainstream notebook vendors, beyond Dell at least, that offer Linux as a base OS option on a new laptop. This leaves us with other smaller manufacturers, which can carve out a niche for themselves with the best Linux laptops.

Plus, you can still install Linux on pretty much any laptop, even though some manufacturers lock down their products, making installing Linux kind of a pain.

We picked out five of the best Linux laptops on the market right now, all of which have been fine-tuned to run some of the best Linux distros (like Ubuntu, for instance). That means they’re guaranteed run the open-source OS out of the box without any tinkering.

Oct 10 09:26

ABC Affiliate Asks If 5G Cell Towers Will Impact Pacemakers

By B.N. Frank

In 2007, former Vice President Dick Cheney was so worried that someone would try to murder him by hacking his wireless pacemaker that he had the antenna turned off. He wasn’t wrong to worry. Over the years, the potential for pacemaker hacking has been reported by many experts. In 2017, the FDA recalled almost ½ million pacemakers due to hacking concerns.

It makes NO sense that the FDA continues to approve wireless medical devices and doctors continue to prescribe them. Electromagnetic Interference(EMI) seems to be a possibility with cell phone radiation – even the FDA says so...

Oct 09 16:22

Twitter “Unintentionally” Used Your Phone Number for Targeted Advertising

By Gennie Gebhart and Jacob Hoffman-Andrews

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: you give a tech company your personal information in order to use two-factor authentication, and later find out that they were using that security information for targeted advertising.

That’s exactly what Twitter fessed up to yesterday in an understated blog post: the company has been taking email addresses and phone numbers that users provided for “safety and security purposes” like two-factor authentication, and using them for its ad tracking systems, known as Tailored Audiences and Partner Audiences...

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