pesticides and bees

France becomes first country in Europe to ban all five pesticides killing bees 31 AUGUST 2018 • 4:15PM https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/31/france-first-ban-five-pesticides-killing-bees/ By enforcing the blanket ban, France is going further than the European Union, which voted to outlaw the use of three neonicotinoids – clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam – in crop fields starting on December 19. the bees can…

Monsanto and Agent Orange

Monsanto liable for Agent Orange damage, Vietnam reiterates By Khanh Lynh   August 23, 2018 | 08:21 pm GMT+7 https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/monsanto-liable-for-agent-orange-damage-vietnam-reiterates-3797265.html Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry has reiterated its demand that Monsanto and other U.S. firms compensate Vietnamese Agent Orange victims. The call comes after a San Francisco jury on August 10 ordered Monsanto to pay nearly $290 million in…

Monsanto

Monsanto’s History Is One Full of Vast Lies’ Following a successful lawsuit against Monsanto for concealing the cancer risks of its pesticide Round Up, the lawyer representing the plaintiffs in the case says the Bayer subsidiary is likely to face many more legal challenges in the future. Interview Conducted by Nils Klawitter http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/anti-monsanto-lawyer-monsanto-s-history-is-full-of-lies-a-1223756.html

Telegram

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/17/russia-blocks-millions-of-ip-addresses-in-battle-against-telegram-app Telegram is widely used by the Russian political establishment, and prominent politicians and officials have openly flouted or criticised the ban. Data from the app showed several Kremlin officials had continued to sign in on Tuesday evening, four days after a court ordered the service to be blocked over alleged terrorism concerns. Edward Snowden,…

twitter bots

Bots in the Twittersphere An estimated two-thirds of tweeted links to popular websites are posted by automated accounts – not human beings BY STEFAN WOJCIK, SOLOMON MESSING, AARON SMITH, LEE RAINIE AND PAUL HITLIN APRIL 9, 2018 http://www.pewinternet.org/2018/04/09/bots-in-the-twittersphere/ The role of so-called social media “bots” – automated accounts capable of posting content or interacting with other users with no direct human…

Nestle Michigan Water

Michigan OKs Nestlé Water Extraction, Despite 80K+ Public Comments Against It April 3, 20185:01 PM ET BILL CHAPPELL https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/03/599207550/michigan-oks-nestl-water-extraction-despite-over-80k-public-comments-against-it Nestlé’s request to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to pump 576,000 gallons of water each day from the White Pine Springs well in the Great Lakes Basin was “highly controversial,” member station Michigan Radio reports. But despite…

dating scams in social media as global issue

Dating scams now are becoming a global issues, thanks to social media. Here are some resources to study, if of interest for you. Please contribute with your sources. popular media: FTC: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2015/07/faking-it-scammers-tricks-steal-your-heart-and-money FBI: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/sandiego/news/press-releases/fbi-warns-of-online-dating-scams https://www.wikihow.com/Spot-an-Online-Dating-Scammer peer-reviewed articles Whitty, M. T., & Buchanan, T. (2016). The online dating romance scam: The psychological impact on victims –…

data misuse

This Is So Much Bigger Than Facebook Data misuse is a feature, not a bug—and it’s plaguing our entire culture. ETHAN ZUCKERMAN  MAR 23, 2018 https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/03/data-misuse-bigger-than-facebook/556310 In the 17-months-long conversation Americans have been having about social media’s effects on democracy, two distinct sets of problems have emerged. The ones getting the most attention are bad-actor…