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by Elmar Stellnberger

The Intel ME: a huge backdoor in your computer

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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All computers since 2008 have a component called Intel ME which was designed for remote maintenance. However it has severe security vulnerabilities and allows intelligence services to log into your computer. Read on how you can protect yourself by disabling your Intel ME or on how to buy a computer with disabled Intel ME.



After 12 years at the head of PepsiCo

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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After 12 years leading one of the world’s largest corporations, Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, has announced her resignation. That means there are just two months for her to leave a legacy that truly matters — for Indonesia’s forests, for palm oil workers, for the orangutans, for the tigers, for you and for me.



Glyphosphate

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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A judge in Brazil has suspended the use of the agrochemical glyphosphate for 30 days until the government would reevaluate its toxicology. Glyphosphate is in use for genetically-modified soybean that is planted on a large scale in Brazil. That way the country is not only dependent on glyphosphate but also many people suffer from the consequences of its massive use. In the USA a lawsuit against glyphosphate by cancer survivors has been admitted while in the EU a lawsuit against the Commission to violate the precautionary principle when re-admitting glyphosphate is in preparation.



Costa Rica

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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Costa Rica has decided to become the world's first country to eliminate single-use plastics by 2021. Besides this Costa Rica does already cover most of its electricity needs by renewables. It has powered its electricity grid 150 days without fossile fuels and wants to become carbon neutral also in traffic by 2021.



Stop the Bayer-Monsanto Merger

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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The US department of justice has not yet approved the merger between Bayer and Monsanto. This is the last chance to stop it. The resulting company would obtain a near monopoly on the broccoli, carrot and onion seed markets and would be the largest cotton seed producer. - and it would cement in place a chemical-intensive agricultural that that threatens the existence of bees and pollinators and thus imperils the global food supply.