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Despite all efforts to be non-controversial, everything I include turns out to be scary. We've got the Corona virus, sex abuse among the Amish, and Tylenol as a carcinogen. Man up, people, time to put our big boy pants on to live in the world.
The Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos had his mobile phone “hacked” in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message that had apparently been sent from the personal account of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, sources have told the Guardian.
francine hardawayThe world has become quite a dangerous place if you’re it’s richest man.
– Jan 20, 7:36 AM
I was born on May 14, 1941, six months before the outbreak of World War II, which officially ended the Great Depression. My parents had had to wait years to get married, until they could afford to move out on their own, and then wait three more…
francine hardawayThis is another piece from my memoir. Feel free to skip it/ But feedback is appreciated.
Published Thu, Jan 23 2020 1:15 PM EST 23andMe is laying off 100 people, mostly from its operations team, as consumer DNA tests are down. CEO Anne Wojcicki didn't have a clear explanation for that, but cited a variety of factors, including both…
francine hardawayAS the CEO of a company, its never a good idea to say you were surprised. I bet its a data privacy thing.
Yawen Chen and Se Young Lee
– Jan 22, 6:24 PM
BEIJINGBEIJING (Reuters) - China is putting on lockdown a city of 11 million people considered the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600 people, as health authorities around the world work to prevent a…
francine hardawayNow they’ve be locked down several cities. This will have economic costs.
The memories come to her in fragments. The bed creaking late at night after one of her brothers snuck into her room and pulled her to the edge of her mattress. Her underwear shoved to the side as his body hovered over hers, one of his feet still on…
francine hardawayPretty amazing story.When religions live separate from society, this happens. But why?
Wednesday January 22, 2020; 5:41 AM EST First the government insists that Apple help police to access the data on encrypted phones. This is already underway. Then, the next steps: A new app from the US government manages your identity and social…
francine hardawayShort but scary summary of the current trends.
Front Page Confidential
– Jan 16, 11:56 PM
Last week, on Jan. 9, federal Judge Susan Brnovich in Phoenix spiked a defense motion in the Lacey and Larkin case that accused attorneys for the U.S. Justice Department of having “grossly abused the grand jury process” by misleading…
francine hardawayIt reveals how government attorneys pulled a bait-and-switch on the grand jury in order to obtain charges against the defendants of conspiracy, money laundering and the promotion of prostitution in violation of the U.S. Travel Act. Is this woman a judge?
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A fight is coming to California over whether to list one of the world's most common over-the-counter drugs as a carcinogen, echoing recent high-profile battles over things like alcohol and coffee. The drug is…
francine hardawayI bet that we will learn that more and more common remedies are carcinogenic, because they affect us at the cellular level.
Every January, BlackRock chief executive Laurence Fink sends a note to his company's many, many clients. BlackRock manages about $7 trillion in assets, so when he speaks (or writes, I suppose), people tend to listen (or read). His 2018 missive…
francine hardawayThis is a story about AirBnB and its effort to change its corporate culture to more than just shareholder value before its IPO. As more millennials become investors, they'll demand this from corporations.