Is your smart home safe or has it become an evil botnet?

Spam for lunch, anyone? (Photo: Samsung smart fridge/Getty Images) When you see headlines like ‘Fridge caught sending 750,000 spam emails,’ you have to wonder. By: Lloyd Alter It’s nice to think that when you connect your fridge to the Internet of Things nobody is going to care how much milk you have, so why would anyone want to hack into it? Does anyone really care what you’re watching on your smart TV? Evidently there’s a lot going on in your smart fridge than just chilling. It’s no different from a computer when it comes to being compromised and used for … Continue reading Is your smart home safe or has it become an evil botnet?

What Happens When Your Guru Disappears?

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast by Eliezer Sobel Followers expected the swift return of spiritual teacher Andrew Cohen after he stepped down in the wake of scandal. That was two years ago, and there’s been no sign of him since. What happens when the guru up and quits? The controversial American spiritual teacher Andrew Cohen did just that about two years ago, and his disappearing act became an enduring mystery in the New Age world. In June 2013, amid increasing allegations of abuse and cultish behavior, Cohen formally apologized in an open letter to his worldwide community of followers … Continue reading What Happens When Your Guru Disappears?

The One

by Speer-Williams – Jsw4@mac.com Today, one percent of the people in the world (including the 0.001 % elite) are dedicated to creating as much chaos, misery, and death as is possible. Numerically balancing those crazed and certifiable psychopaths there is another one percent who daily find proofs of crimes in high places and hotly disagree with them. In between that rigid dichotomy sleeps the bulk of humanity – the ninety-eight percent. Apathetic and ignorant, these poor souls do not know what to think; their sadly remarkable indifference adds much weight to the order of the day – a severe general … Continue reading The One

Is Your Memory Shaky? Might Not Be Your Age, But All That Sugar Ruining Your Liver

A quarter of the U.S. population suffers from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease caused by dietary sugar. By Ari LeVaux / AlterNet We know foods like donuts and soda can make you fat, but the effects of sugar on the liver and brain are less well-known. Dietary sugar can fry your liver in much the same way alcohol can. This in turn can hurt your brain, leaving you with dementia-like symptoms decades too soon. Most people associate liver disease with alcohol abuse or hepatitis. But another type, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which barely existed three decades ago, has quickly become the … Continue reading Is Your Memory Shaky? Might Not Be Your Age, But All That Sugar Ruining Your Liver

Monsanto lobbyist says Roundup is safe to Drink…. Then refuses to drink it

by Jack Blood  MSM A French cable channel is drawing attention for its grilling of a lobbyist defending Monsanto. In the interview with Canal+, Patrick Moore repeatedly insists that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular pesticide Roundup, is safe to drink. And then he repeatedly refuses to drink it, notes Raw Story. A sample of the exchange: Moore: “You can drink a whole quart of it and it won’t hurt you.” Interviewer: “You want to drink some? We have some here.” Moore: “I’d be happy to, actually. Not really. But I know it wouldn’t hurt me.” Interviewer: “If you … Continue reading Monsanto lobbyist says Roundup is safe to Drink…. Then refuses to drink it

Climate change deniers & their dark money sugar daddies

By Eleanor Goldfield Republished with permission from occupy.com/actout On this week’s episode, we shine a light on the dark money funded climate change deniers; the bible thumpers and snowball throwers who think their lack of science knowledge excuses them from listening to 97% of scientists! We debunk their shallow bullshit “arguments” and give you the tools to fight these nut bags and save the planet! Click here for the full episode Follow us on @ActOutOnOccupy Facebook.com/ActOutOnOccupy occupy.com/actout http://disinfo.com/2015/03/climate-change-deniers-dark-money-sugar-daddies/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+disinfo%2FoMPh+%28Disinformation%29 Continue reading Climate change deniers & their dark money sugar daddies