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+ - U.S. Postal Service photographs all mail ..-> 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Leslie James Pickering noticed something odd in his mail last September: a handwritten card, apparently delivered by mistake, with instructions for postal workers to pay special attention to the letters and packages sent to his home.

“Show all mail to supv” — supervisor — “for copying prior to going out on the street,” read the card. It included Mr. Pickering’s name, address and the type of mail that needed to be monitored. The word “confidential” was highlighted in green."

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+ - Malware Uses Fake Jay-Z App to Highlight NSA Spying on Independence Day->

Submitted by DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Jay-Z, the NSA, Android, Samsung, Independence Day.....Sounds like an SEO-baiting headline right? Well in actual fact all these terms have come together in a fake Android app which is looking to take advantage of the new album from Jay-Z. Hacktivists are using its popularity to highlight the recent NSA hacking with malware which is set to be triggered on 4 July."
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+ - The Roundup Controversy: You're Being Fed A Load->

Submitted by ForgedArtificer
ForgedArtificer (1777038) writes "It seems to be impossible to find an unbiased, mainstream article on the subject, but on Tuesday, July 2 the EPA ruled to increase allowable concentrations of glyphosate (Monsanto's Roundup) in certain agricultural products.

The lack of unbiased coverage has caused some upset and critical examination of existing coverage, the same articles that are currently going viral on social sites."

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+ - The Problem With The Anti-GMO Movement->

Submitted by ForgedArtificer
ForgedArtificer (1777038) writes "The Anti-GMO trend just keeps growing and it seems like nothing is going to stop it. And while very few people would argue that something needs to be done to curb industry giants like Monsanto, many are concerned with the deeper issues and misunderstandings surrounding genetically modified organisms.

With the politics in Washington and around the world, how can we reverse this trend, educate people and prevent disaster?"

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+ - Yokohama Accidentally Tweets That NK Missile Is Inbound

Submitted by ForgedArtificer
ForgedArtificer (1777038) writes "Earlier today, the Crisis Management Office Affairs Bureau for the city of Yokohama, Japan had some startling news for its followers; to wit, a North Korean missile was on its way to Japan.

The tweet stayed up for about 20 minutes before being removed and replaced with an apology.

The city reports that a pre-written tweet was released due to a malfunction in the "mechanism" that would have released the tweet at the appropriate time."

+ - CRAPCHA: Completely Ridiculous And Phony Captcha that Hassles for Amusement-> 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "CAPTCHAs play a valuable role, keeping spambots out by verifying that you’re a human. On top of this, reCAPTCHA serves a greater good, having you digitize old books in the process. Meet CRAPCHA. CRAPCHA doesn’t serve a dual purpose. It barely serves a single purpose. And it isn’t to keep spammers out. What CRAPCHA does is annoy users by presenting a CAPTCHA with indecipherable text. Nothing new so far? Well, CRAPCHA does this only to provide amusement for all."
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Comment: Freedom? (Score 1) 559

by ForgedArtificer (#41065069) Attached to: California Wants Genetically Modified Foods To Be Labelled

You all speak of the consumer's right to "make an informed choice" but you forget that almost all consumers are uninformed.

My freedom includes the right not to have my right to consume better, genetically-modified food (as backed by actual science) ruined by the paranoia of a propaganda-fueled public.

Please explain to me why I should trust Joe Blow Consumer and his paranoid ability to ruin the market viability of my preferred product, because "his friends say it is bad" over the opinions of actual scientists.

I'm waiting.

To be a kind of moral Unix, he touched the hem of Nature's shift. -- Shelley