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This is what happens to your brain when you snort cocaine

The number of deaths linked to drug use in the world is increasing, as well as the number of consumers and people with serious drug problems. According to data from this year’s UN World Drug Report, in 2017 5.5% of the population used drugs, and cocaine production stood at a historic record with 1,976 tons, 25% more than the year previous. While production numbers are increasing, the brains of ...Read full article...

Você confiaria sua mente ao Facebook?

Faz muito tempo desde que o Facebook ficava satisfeito em saber onde você está, quem são seus amigos e o que você faz, o que você gosta ou não gosta. A gigante das mídias sociais já sabe tudo isso com base em quem você segue, quantos likes você dá e quais itens compra. O Facebook escuta você pelo telefone, coleta dados sobre o que você diz e faz. Em ...Read full article...

Microsoft is also listening to your conversations

First Facebook, then Google, Apple, and Amazon. Now, Microsoft has admitted that they do actively listen to people’s private conversation via Skype. What all these companies have in common is that they all lie to their users and they only admit to spying on people if there is irrefutable proof they do so. As we informed last week, Apple uses Siri to listen to your audios. Amazon uses Alexa ...Read full article...

A Microsoft também está escutando suas conversas

Primeiro Facebook, depois Google, Apple e Amazon. Agora, a Microsoft admitiu que escuta, ativamente, a conversa privada das pessoas via Skype. O que todas essas empresas têm em comum é que elas mentem para seus usuários e só admitem espionar as pessoas se há provas irrefutáveis ​​de que o fazem. Como informamos na semana passada, Apple usa Siri para ouvir seus áudios. Amazon usa Alexa para fazer o mesmo ...Read full article...

Big Tech censorship or government moderation?

For the most part, it is evident that expression should not be moderated, cured and certainly not censored, but both the great communication monopoly holders and the governments coincide in wanting to “edit” what their users say on internet platforms. The fact that some private companies have control over what happens on social networks is not good at all. But can government intervene? Should government intervene to level the ...Read full article...

O Desastre Iminente do Aquecimento Global

A obsessão da Mudança Climática está se transformando no maior erro científico da história da humanidade? Alguns termos vêm à mente ao descrever o chamado desastre iminente que aguarda a humanidade “se algo não for feito” sobre a mudança climática. Um desses termos é Consenso. Consenso significa um acordo geral, não um acordo absoluto. Em outras palavras, ter consenso na ciência não significa que aqueles que concordam com algo ...Read full article...

Climate Change impending disaster

Is the Climate Change obsession turning into the greatest scientific blunder in human history? A few terms come to mind when describing the so-called impending disaster that awaits humanity “if something is not done” about climate change. One of those terms is Consensus. Consensus means a general agreement, not an absolute agreement. In other words, having consensus in science does not mean that those who agree with something hold ...Read full article...

No one is hunting Hispanics

Last week, ICE, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in the United States, conducted a series of searches for people who entered and remained illegally in the country. Most of these people had been apprehended, given their due process and, as part of this process, should have appeared in court at a later date; but they did not. Having collected information on thousands of illegal aliens, the US government ...Read full article...

Nadie está persiguiendo a los Hispanos en Estados Unidos

La semana pasada, ICE, la agencia de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de los Estados Unidos, realizó una serie de búsquedas de personas que ingresaron y permanecieron ilegalmente en el país. La mayoría de estas personas habían sido detenidas, dado su debido proceso y, como parte de este proceso, deberían haber comparecido en el tribunal en una fecha posterior; pero no lo hicieron. Tras recopilar información sobre miles de ...Read full article...

Spooky: Trading privacy for convenience

Google knows everything a user buys online, the places he visits, the apps he uses and even the porn he sees – even if he does it in incognito mode. Amazon knows every request to the platform, its address and the conversations he has with Alexa. And Facebook collects his publications and likes, the times it clicks on an advertisement and, sometimes, even the detailed history of calls and ...Read full article...

Apple suspends spying: Hold the Cheers

Until now, none of the three major tech giants Google, Amazon and Apple have been transparent in explaining to users who listens to their conversations. For many privacy advocates, the day these companies are subdued in their attempts to learn everything about their users, could be around the corner. For starters, Apple says it has suspended the program for listening to user conversations which operates via Siri. The Cupertino ...Read full article...

US tariffs hit almost 100% of all Chinese exports

Everything that China exports to the United States is subject to a tax. American president, Donald Trump, raised a commercial wall to goods that come from Beijing. After the last 10% tax announced last week and which will enter into force next September, 96.7% of all Chinese exports suffers a tariff barrier, according to the calculations of the Peterson Institute For International Economics (PIIE). This is the highest point ...Read full article...

There is no anonymity​ or privacy on the web

The Internet is full of personal information that many times we happily deliver to the big internet technology companies. There are also many data that, in principle, have been anonymized – which have been stripped of any detail that allows us to identify ourselves – and which we have given our consent to be public. We refer, for example, to medical information used for research purposes or census information. ...Read full article...

Marshall Islands still suffer from US atomic experiments

Depending who you ask and what data you consult, the atomic bombs dropped by the United States on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed somewhere between 90,000 and 140,000 people. But the number of human victims is not the only way to measure the catastrophic effects of the greatest crime committed against humanity. According to recent accounts, 70 years after the bombs fell over Japanese territory, the bottom of the sea, ...Read full article...

Hunger and obesity: The world of the malnourished

What would you say if I told you that a huge arsenal of nutritious food is needed to help annihilate the great beast in the 21st century: hunger? Today, hunger still condemns the lives of 821.6 million people. One in nine goes to bed without having eaten the minimum calories for their daily activity, as revealed in the latest report “The State of Food Safety and Nutrition in the ...Read full article...