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Apple granted patent to disable cameras according to location

Iphone photo block

Recording, communicating during protests, political events could be restricted. Apple was granted a patent last week that will enable it to wirelessly disable the camera on iphones in certain locations, sparking fears that such techniques could be used to prevent citizens from communicating with each other or taking video during …

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PRISM: NSA taps into everyone’s internet, secret files reveal

NSA Prism

The slides were meant to be declassified in 2036. A slide depicting the top-secret PRISM program The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by the Guardian. The NSA access is part of a previously …

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Apple iPhone 5 to be announced August 7th

Apple will announce the iPhone 5 on August 7th, 2012. A reliable industry source who wishes to remain anonymous revealed to Know Your Mobile that Apple’s highly-anticipated and much-rumoured iPhone 5 will be launched via a keynote speech on August 7. The new date correlates with reports from earlier in the …

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Apple’s iPhone 5: What does it cost to make?

iPhone 5

Apple’s basic new iPhone costs the company just over $200 to make, according to a preliminary component report from analysis firm IHS iSuppli. The materials in the 16GB model of the phone, the firm said, cost Apple $199 while manufacturing shakes out to about $8 per phone. The iPhone 5’s materials come …

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Chinese workers get only $8 from each Apple iPad 2

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I’m sure we’re supposed to be outraged about this, that the Chinese workers who assemble Apple‘s iPad 2 in China only get, collectively, $8 from each unit produced. That’s certainly the way my sometime employers (that declaration of interest there, I freelance for them sometimes) The Register are playing it: As Apple …

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iSlave: Foxconn says underage workers used in China plant

Apple iPhone iSlave Foxconn

Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest contract electronics maker, has acknowledged hiring teenagers as young as 14 in a Chinese factory, in breach of national law, in a case that raises further questions over its student intern program. Labor rights activists in China have accused Foxconn and other big employers …

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Is sugar causing your allergies?

Woman in field with child

Most of us love sugar. Even us health-nuts. People with the strictest diets are still so often unwilling to give up their sugar. Agave nectar, raw honey, brown rice syrup, sugar cane juice, apple juice, and sugar in the raw are just a few of the many examples of sugars …

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Researcher destroys Neil deGrasse Tyson’s GMO argument

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson became one of the most popular figures in recent American scientific history in large part because of the way he spoke so eloquently, and concisely, about complex topics in the realms of science and astrophysics. His TV special “COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey’ became a landmark program, somehow …

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Aggressive cancers hate plant-based diets

Fruits and vegetables

Vegans and vegetarians have been promoting the lifestyle for decades and now research firmly supports a huge cancer prevention benefit to those who add fruits, vegetables, herbs and tea to their diets. A study by Susan Steck of the Arnold School of Public Health finds that a high intake of …

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Ron Paul: 22.8% Real Unemployment!

Last week, supporters of the current administration rejoiced over job numbers released by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS).  For the first time since the administration came to power, the official unemployment number fell below 8%.  Keynesian cheerleaders all claimed the numbers meant we are surely on the road …

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Wall Street crashes as stock market bubble officially bursts

Wall St

At the opening bell on Wall Street the Dow Jones Industrial index plummeted as much as 1000 points in the first minutes of trading. Later it corrected to 785 points down. The Nasdaq has already dropped 8 percent. The S&P 500 has sunk 4.95 percent. The grim data was predictable, …

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Five ways juicing could help save your life

detox juicing

Far more than just a passing health fad, juicing raw fruits and vegetables every day continues to be one of the best ways to obtain fresh, bioavailable nutrients in therapeutic, health-transforming doses. The short-term health benefits of juicing include things like increased energy levels and digestive relief, while the long-term …

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7 natural teeth whitening home remedies for a beautiful smile

Smile white teeth

No one wants a yellow smile, but if you’ve paid attention over the last several years, smiles have gotten whiter and whiter. It’s not completely unusual these days to see a celebrity, newscaster, or other person overly-concerned with their appearance, to have teeth so white it’s completely distracting. While you …

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Fake Goldman Sachs bank found in China

Goldman Sachs China

Famous for making fake iPhones, Louis Vuitton bags and Rolex watches, China managed to surprise the world once again. A Goldman Sachs (Shenzhen) Financial Leasing Company was found operating in the country without any connection to the US investment giant. “We don’t have any connection with the US Goldman Sachs, …

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New York Stock Exchange halts trading

NYSE New York Stock Exchange halts trading shut down

The New York Stock Exchange had to shut down trading abruptly shortly before noon Wednesday over what officials said was a technical malfunction that froze computers on the market’s fabled trading floor. One of the world’s biggest stock exchanges had seen shares trending down throughout the morning because of economic …

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NZ school removes wifi over health concerns

Internet wifi modem

A Kapiti Coast school is to have Wifi removed from around half of its classrooms, following concerns it may be damaging to children’s health. Te Horo School’s Board of Trustees has decided to replace Wifi with hard-wired internet in classrooms for its year one to four students, after consulting with …

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