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Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

(The Guardian)  If you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand. If you’re interested in how our current cultural anxieties – climate catastrophe, decline of transatlantic political orders, resurgent nuclear terror – manifest themselves in apocalyptic visions, you’re interested in the place occupied by this distant archipelago of apparent peace and […]

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Seattle to Remove Controversial City Spying Network After Public Backlash

(Activist Post)  After rejecting a massive network of surveillance cameras and tracking devices, Seattle residents are now being forced to pay for the removal of the invasive equipment. Following years of resistance from citizens, the city of Seattle has decided to completely remove controversial surveillance equipment – at a cost of $150,000. In November 2013, […]

Health Technology

‘Amazing, bodywide effects’: Stanford researchers say cancer vaccine eliminates tumors in mice

(Fox News)  CLEVELAND – A cancer treatment experiment at Stanford University School of Medicine was shown to eliminate all traces of cancer in 87 of 90 mice, according to researchers. The study says this approach could work for many different types of cancer and provide a rapid and relatively inexpensive cancer therapy. It’s unlikely to […]

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Opinion: Trump is right to be worried about Chinese spying – but a government-run 5G network isn’t the solution

(BGR)  This morning, we woke up to news of a leaked plan you’d never expect from a Republican White House: a blueprint for a nationalized cell network. According to Axios, which got the scoop on a leaked presentation, someone within the National Security Council is scared about the prospect of 5G networks being built with Chinese-made componentry, […]

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Feds to Probe Apple Over Updates That Slow Older iPhones

(Bloomberg)  The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether Apple Inc. violated securities laws concerning its disclosures about a software update that slowed older iPhone models, according to people familiar with the matter. The government has requested information from the company, according to the people, who asked not to […]

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AT&T Captures Classified NSA Tech Contract

(Nextgov)  Following a resolved bid protest, the National Security Agency can now begin work with telecommunications giant AT&T on the second of three massive tech contracts that make up the agency’s classified Groundbreaker program. The Government Accountability Office denied a protest last week, filed by losing bidder DXC Technology, allowing AT&T to begin executing on an IT contract […]