Bose Headphones Are Spying On Listeners

According to a complaint filed in federal court in Chicago, Bose Corp, a giant player in the audio industry turning over an estimated 3.5 billion dollars annually, has been using an app to spy on its customers and collecting personal data without their consent. The app tracks the music, podcasts, and other audio that is listened to, blatantly violating their the user’s privacy rights. Adding insult to injury, Bose Corp is selling the information they collect from their users to make further profits. Now, a shocked, and understandably upset customer by the name of Kyle Zak, is taking Bose Corp to court over these privacy violations. Zak filed for an injunction in federal court in Chicago, to stop Bose’s [...]
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The Most Controversial DNA Test You’ve Never Heard Of

Think twice, or three times, before you PAY to send your DNA off to any one of the numerous companies, like Ancestry.com, claiming they will tell your ethnicity.  ~ Truth Teller By: Josie Wales via TheAntiMedia.org A vote on whether to approve a proposal that would allow familial DNA searching in certain criminal cases has been delayed by New York state’s Forensic Science Committee. The controversial proposal has been sent back to a special subcommittee to “tighten up the language.” If approved, the new policy would allow police to investigate family members of New Yorkers whose DNA closely matches DNA found at crime scenes. Because familial searching has gotten little to no coverage in mainstream media, [...]
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Restaurant Owner Installs Fridge Outside to Feed The Homeless

Minu Pauline, a restaurant owner from Kochi, in southern India, recently made news headlines, not for her culinary expertise, but her awe-inspiring generosity. She maintains a fully stocked, unlocked refrigerator outside her restaurant, filled with free fresh meals for the homeless. Minu, whose popular food joint Pappadavada has been operating since 2013, was struck by the sight of homeless people digging for food from the garbage bins behind her kitchen. “I have often seen the homeless and the hungry, especially the aged, rummage through garbage scouring for food,” she told The Hindu. “They are looking for some leftovers or stale food to quell their hunger, and it disturbs me.” So, when she opened a second [...]
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Trump’s EPA Gives Big Gift to Dow Chemical While Putting Children at Risk

Trump’s EPA is allowing a toxic pesticide onto our food, our water, our schools, our yards, and our bodies. Now, Earth Justice is taking them to court. In a move that will put almost anyone who comes into contact with many common foods at risk, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has refused to ban the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos. For the Trump administration, children of farm workers don’t rank as high as Dow Chemical, the main manufacturer and defender of the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos. Perhaps the Senate, in its hearing on Scott Pruitt’s nomination to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), should have questioned Pruitt as the chief pediatrician for [...]
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Cancer Causing Chemical Spill Closes Lake Michigan Beaches

The EPA is leading an investigation into the wastewater spill which the agency says is just 100 yards away from Lake Michigan. A U.S. Steel plant in Portage, Indiana has spilled wastewater containing a potentially cancer-causing chemical into Burns Waterway, a tributary of Lake Michigan. The leak prompted the closure of four beaches and a river-walk at the Indiana Dunes National Lake-shore, and Indiana American Water in Ogden Dunes—the nearest municipal water source—to shut down its water intake and switch to a reserve water supply, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is overseeing the spill, announced. U.S. Steel reported the leak on Tuesday morning. The company informed the EPA that its [...]
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Taiwan Becomes First Asian Country to Ban Eating Dog and Cat Meat

In a great victory for animals, Taiwan has become the first Asian country to ban eating dog and cat meat and establishes jail time for individuals who torture and kill animals. Where previously the Animal Protection Act, Taiwan’s animal rights legislation, only covered the slaughter and sale of dog and cat meat, this amendment specifically prohibits the consumption of dog and cat meat as well. Now individuals who eat or trade dog or cat meat can now be fined between $1,640 to $8,200. Not only that, but the amendment to the Animal Protection Act also bans “walking” an animal on a leash pulled by a car or motorcycle and raises the penalty for cruelty to animals. The maximum prison term for [...]
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Pet Vaccines: When Helpful Becomes Harmful

Over-vaccinating and the overdosing of pet vaccines has become a global issue. 5 lbs dogs are receiving the same dose of the rabies vaccine as 150 lbs Great Danes, and vets are now witnessing terrible side effects. Profit-hungry drug companies and vets are ‘frightening’ dog owners into inoculating their pets more often than necessary, according to U.K. based pet charity, Canine Health Concern. Some puppies have developed conditions including autism and epilepsy after a raft of injections, it warns. Catherine O’Driscoll, from the charity, said: “We are not anti-vaccination. What we are saying is that currently our pets are receiving far too many [vaccines]. The latest scientific research shows [...]
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Avoiding 10 Most Common Food Safety Mistakes

Food safety mistakes can easily be avoided! Don’t be one of the 48 million Americans sickened by food poisoning each year. Avoid these 10 common yet dangerous food safety mistakes. Handling foods safely is much more than throwing away expired milk or washing your fruits and vegetables. While these actions are important, there are several more common food safety mistakes that can result in major consequences. Food Safety Mistake number one: Tasting food to see if it’s still good Never taste your food to check if it has spoiled. You can’t taste, see or even smell the bacteria that causes food poisoning, and tasting just a tiny bit of contaminated food can cause serious illness. Throw away all expired [...]
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First Evidence Found of Pesticides In US Drinking Water

Small traces of the world’s most widely used insecticides have been detected in tap water for the first time.  Of the many pesticides that American farmers have embraced in their war on bugs, neonicotinoids are among the most popular. One of them, called imidacloprid, is among the world’s best-selling insecticides, boasting sales of over $1 billion a year. But with their widespread use comes a notorious reputation — that neonics, as they are nicknamed, are a bee killer. A 2016 study suggested a link between neonicotinoid use and local pollinator extinctions, though other agricultural researchers contested the pesticides’ bad rap. Every water sample contained three types of neonicotinoids: clothianidin, [...]
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Legal Marijuana’s Biggest Enemy Is Big Pharma

Marijuana’s Biggest Enemy Is Not Jeff Sessions–It’s Big Pharma A huge drug company is going after legal Marijuana. Like most grassroots movements, cannabis legalization has its own bogeymen–nebulous entities backed by kings and queens of industry who are as feared as they are loathed. Big Tobacco is in there, of course, as are the corrections and law enforcement industries. But as marijuana gains legitimate footing as a bonafide medicine accepted by top health associations and medical journals–most notably as treatment for chronic and neuropathic pain–legalization’s biggest villain is, perhaps, the well-heeled pharmaceutical industry. Activists’ worst fears about this David-versus-Goliath [...]
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