Monthly Archives: November 2016

Stage set for a pre-election false flag and thwarted vote

US authorities say they are assessing the credibility of information they received on a possible al-Qaeda terror attack on the eve of election day. http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37877391 New York, Texas and Virginia are believed to be the potential targets mentioned but a police spokesman said the information “lacks specificity”. Officials say they regularly assess all possible threats […]

Hacked light bulbs can spy on you and trigger a seizure

The so-called Internet of Things, its proponents argue, offers many benefits: energy efficiency, technology so convenient it can anticipate what you want, even reduced congestion on the roads. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/03/technology/why-light-bulbs-may-be-the-next-hacker-target.html?emc=eta1 Now here’s the bad news: Putting a bunch of wirelessly connected devices in one area could prove irresistible to hackers. And it could allow them to […]

Automated cars are here and they are taking service jobs

Ronald De Feo has watched robots take factory jobs for years. Now he sees them threatening a new class of worker: People who drive for a living. https://apnews.com/e80ef4255ae0476da40df9906a85b928 “I am in Pittsburgh; it’s a test market for Uber’s autonomous vehicle,” says De Feo, CEO of the industrial materials firm Kennametal. “We see all these (automated) […]

The false narrative of increased yields from GMO crops

The controversy over genetically modified crops has long focused on fears that they are unsafe to eat. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/30/business/gmo-promise-falls-short.html?rref=collection/byline/danny-hakim&action=click&contentCollection=undefined&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=collection&_r=0 But an extensive examination by The New York Times indicates that the debate has missed a more basic problem — genetic modification in the United States and Canada has not accelerated increases in crop yields or led […]