Spy planes and your cellphone

Yet another way that the US spy agencies are scooping up data which includes average Americans.

The purpose of the device is supposedly to track a specific target, but if active, all mobile devices in the particular area will respond to the signal. The Dirtbox causes smartphones to transmit back the users’ location, registration information and identity data – uniquely identifying IMEI numbers stored in every mobile device

Nice to see Politicians are watching out for our best interests

Nice to see that we let Dow sell more cancerous insecticides, just because they asked for it.

The loophole also expanded a key market for Dow, allowing it to sell millions more pounds of chemicals across a state that provides the United States with nearly half of all its fruits, vegetables and nuts.

In an interview, Helliker maintained that his decision to alter the pesticide policy in 2002 didn’t put Californians in danger. Because the state’s regulations average cancer risk over a lifetime, Dow and state regulators said, it’s fine for people to be exposed to more 1,3-D in some years as long as it evens out over time.

awesome!