Monthly Archive: June 2015

Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-chief of the Lancet [the world’s …

Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-chief of the Lancet [the world’s most respected medical journal], recently published a statement declaring that a shocking amount of published research is unreliable at best, if not completely false, as in, fraudulent. […] Dr. Marcia Angell: “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.” Shocking Report from Medical...

Often the state of mind with which a person …

Often the state of mind with which a person acts at any given time cannot be proved directly, because one cannot read another person’s mind and tell what he or she is thinking. However a defendant’s state of mind can be proved indirectly from the surrounding circumstances. Thus, to determine a particular defendant’s state of mind at a particular time, you may consider evidence about what the defendant said, what he did and failed to do, how he acted, and all the other facts and circumstances shown by the evidence that may prove what was in that defendant’s mind at...

In the 1970s, when the Senate was investigating the …

In the 1970s, when the Senate was investigating the FBI’s notorious COINTELPRO domestic counterintelligence operations, the agency employed around 1,500 confidential informants. Today, that number has ballooned to 15,000 confidential informants. Christie’s Conspiracy: Terror Plot of the Fort Dix Five (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

[Zuckerberg:] Yeah so if you ever need info about …

[Zuckerberg:] Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard. Just ask. I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS [Redacted Friend’s Name]: What? How’d you manage that one? [Zuckerberg:] People just submitted it. I don’t know why. They “trust me”. Dumb fucks. Facebook founder called trusting users dumb f*cks in 2004 • The Register (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

Back in 2003, Lee Holloway and I started Project …

Back in 2003, Lee Holloway and I started Project Honey Pot as an open-source project to track online fraud and abuse. The Project allowed anyone with a website to install a piece of code and track hackers and spammers. We ran it as a hobby and didn’t think much about it until, in 2008, the Department of Homeland Security called and said, ‘Do you have any idea how valuable the data you have is?’ That started us thinking about how we could effectively deploy the data from Project Honey Pot, as well as other sources, in order to protect websites...

Wegen immer neuer Hass-Kommentare wollen die Lübecker Nachrichten auf …

Wegen immer neuer Hass-Kommentare wollen die Lübecker Nachrichten auf ihrer Facebook-Seite vorerst nicht mehr auf Berichte zum Thema Flüchtlinge in Lübeck verlinken. Zu viel Hass: Lübecker Nachrichten verzichten bei Facebook auf Thema Flüchtlinge | heise online (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

There are many fights more important than the fight …

There are many fights more important than the fight over how the internet is regulated. Equity in race, gender, sexual preference; the widening wealth gap; the climate crisis – each one far more important than the fight over the rules for the net. Except for one thing: the internet is how every one of these fights will be won or lost. Without a free, fair and open internet, proponents of urgent struggles for justice will be outmaneuvered and outpaced by their political opponents, by the power-brokers and reactionaries of the status quo. The internet isn’t the most important fight we...

The multi-billionaire owner of luxury jewellery company Cartier has …

The multi-billionaire owner of luxury jewellery company Cartier has revealed his greatest fear – robots replacing workers and the poor rising up to bring down the rich. Speaking at the Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit in Monaco (obviously), the fashion tycoon told his fellow elite that he can’t sleep at the thought of the social upheaval he thinks is imminent. Cartier boss with $7.5bn fortune says prospect of the poor rising up ‘keeps him awake at night’ – Business – News – The Independent (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)