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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"For years, cancer was considered a genetic disorder, but emerging evidence suggests that cancer is a metabolic disease that can be prevented and managed with the low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Pregnant women are incredibly valuable to marketers. For example, if a woman decides between Huggies and Pampers diapers, that's a valuable, long-term decision that establishes a consumption pattern. According to Vertesi, the average person's marketing data is worth 10 cents; a pregnant woman's data skyrockets to $1.50. And once targeted advertising finds a pregnant woman, it won't let up."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The horse was a contestant with its owner, Carson Pilgrim, of Whitt, at the roping event and was physically unable to perform due to neurological damage. The horse was diagnosed when the owner sought a veterinarian’s assistance. The horse is described as a bay, 8-year-old gelding."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Internet service providers must turn over customer emails and other digital content sought by U.S. government search warrants even when the information is stored overseas, a federal judge ruled on Friday."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

If this doesn't anger you, it should. Welcome to the surveillance state citizens? Don't accept it!

"The carrier will monitor not just your wireless activities but also what you do on your wired or Wi-Fi-connected computers, then share that data with marketers."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"First, DSL router owners got an unwelcome Christmas present. Now, the same gift is back as an Easter egg. The same security researcher who originally discovered a backdoor in 24 models of wireless DSL routers has found that a patch intended to fix that problem doesn’t actually get rid of the backdoor—it just conceals it. And the nature of the 'fix' suggests that the backdoor, which is part of the firmware for wireless DSL routers based on technology from the Taiwanese manufacturer Sercomm, was an intentional feature to begin with."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The chief executive of Axel Springer, one of Europe's largest media publishers, has said that his company is afraid of the power that Google has accumulated and worries that the search giant is becoming a 'superstate,' immune from regulation."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"BitTorrent is teaming up with Netgear to give users of its Dropbox competitor Sync an easy way to back up and sync files and folders from mobile devices directly to a ReadyNAS drive."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Another tool in the state's bag of tricks?

"A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Do you believe in predictive policing? Welcome to the police state!

"Law enforcement agencies say that many of the technologies make it easier to solve and, in some cases, even prevent crime. But privacy advocates warn that expanded databases could become dragnets that are increasingly populated with information about law-abiding citizens."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The EFF received these records in response to our Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for information on Next Generation Identification (NGI)—the FBI’s massive biometric database that may hold records on as much as one-third of the US population. The facial recognition component of this database poses real threats to privacy for all Americans."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Edward Snowden all launched tech careers without four-year college degrees, and that may be true for a large percentage of techies."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"North Carolina Department of Public Safety officials scrambled Thursday to take down a website that included the names and personal information of thousands of crime victims, including rape victims, who had applied for financial assistance from the state...The breach happened sometime in late 2012 after the department created a new website and moved it to a state server, according DPS Communications Director Pamela Walker."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Yet another perspective...Sorry, the size of your data does matter! Yes, but its greatest value may not be the amount, but its extent. Huh?
The question(s) you should be asking; is your data thin or thick, and are you gathering information which allows you to expand your data's width?

"Thick data captures not just facts but the context of facts."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Privacy ideas that won't happen...

"Cryptography could enforce limits on data collected for surveillance data while still permitting agencies to do their jobs, argues a Microsoft researcher."

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