Surprise, Surprise, Facebook Monetizing User Data

U.K. lawmakers released  a trove of documents revealing that Facebook has been monetizing (selling) confidential user data.  This should surprise…..absolutely no one.  The only real question is why is Facebook being targeted alone, and why now? Google is known to have been monetizing user data for years – it’s right there in all of those Read More …

Fecal Bacteria and McDonald’s Touchscreens

British researchers swabbed every customer kiosk touchscreen at eight (8) McDonald’s restaurants in the London metropolitan area, and found evidence of human gut-related bacteria on every single one – nasty, but not terribly surprising. When hundreds or even thousands of people touch a screen, some are bound to have bacteria on their hands, and that Read More …

Thanksgiving: A Monument to a Nation

Here’s to a holiday that helped rescue the U.S. from its own self-destruction. By Jacob L. Shapiro at Geopolitical Futures. Today is the fourth Thursday in the month of November. For most of the world, that doesn’t mean much. For our American readers, however, that means it’s Thanksgiving Day. All countries have their national holidays. Read More …