The Truth About Facebook [Video]

facebookAlexandra Bruce – The Truth Factory suspects that something deeper is afoot with the recent de-platforming and demonetization of numerous accounts belonging to Conservative pundits on Facebook. She takes a look at the history of Facebook to find out what is going on.

She reminds us of a DARPA project called LifeLog, which tracked users’ browsing, chat and banking histories – plus the books and magazines users had read, plus television watched – plus geolocation!

Does this sound like anything you’ve ever used? Like Facebook? She notes that DARPA’s LifeLog project was canceled on February 4, 2004 – on the very same date that Facebook was founded. Continue reading “The Truth About Facebook [Video]”

Corporations Own 20% Of Your Genes

NaturalSociety June 11 2013

American Civil Liberties UnionThe Supreme Court is set to make a landmark decision this month, a ruling that affects us all and will essentially determine ‘who owns’ the human genome. The case concerns the patenting of genes. Human genes. And though the issue is now front and center, it is far from new. As a matter of fact, over the past 30 years more than 40,000 gene patents have been created and accepted. Around 20% of your genes are actually patented by major corporations and universities.

And that’s being admitted and found out by mainstream news groups like National Geographic.

Let’s break down the significance here. Patents are seen as a claim of ownership or rights, and they are normally applied to inventions. Throughout the last century, the Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that patents do not apply to products and laws of nature, as Sandra S. Park with the ACLU says. She told US News:

“When scientists identify something in nature, like an element or a gene, they deserve wide recognition. But what they find should belong to the public storehouse of knowledge, not be locked up by one company for its exclusive use.”

Shockingly, however, more than 20% of the human genome is already patented.

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