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Ten Criminal Companies, Social Menace

In Business on September 2, 2014 at 08:38

The Corporate Mantra is Profit, not people.

 

Man is secondary, humanitarianism takes a second seat to Business.

 

There is this oft-repeated saying in the business circles,

 

‘Choose either Business or Righteousness’

 

It is implied that one can be dishonest in Business.

 

And Businesses ae often so.

 

To scratch their guilty conscience, they now have something called as ‘Social responsibility, where they spend a few Dimes, which is Tax Free of course, to engage in highly publicized social service like planting Trees, spare .0001 of their profits for charity( at the same time they inform you through advertisements that they are helping people because of your purchase, thereby increasing their Business volume).

 

To me anything, especially business with out Ethics is Criminal.

 

Have they stopped at this?

 

In chasing a few dollars, they deliberately harm the society and the individuals.

 

Have a look at these Corporate Companies.

 

1.

 

Coca Cola corporation has wrought devastation in India, where its factories use up to one million liters of water per day, leaving tens of thousands of nearby residents dry during the drought months. Then the factories dispose of the wastewater improperly, contaminating whatever water is left.  A lawsuit in 2001 accused Coca Cola of hiring paramilitaries in Columbia which suppressed unionization in the cola plant there through intimidation, torture and murder

 

2.Pfizer.

Pfizer decided to use Nigerian children as guinea pigs. In 1996, Pfizer traveled to Kano, Nigeria to try out an experimental antibiotic on third-world diseases such as measles, cholera, and bacterial meningitis. They gave trovafloxacin to approximately 200 children. Dozens of them died in the experiment, while many others developed mental and physical deformities. According to the EPA, Pfizer can also proudly claim to be among the top ten companies in America causing the most air pollution.

3.Exxonobil

The Political Economy Research Institute ranks ExxonMobil sixth among corporations emitting airborne pollutants in the United States. ExxonMobil counters not by cleaning up its act, but by funding scientific studies  which refute global warming. ExxonMobil was targeted by human rights activists in 2001 when a lawsuit alleged that ExxonMobil hired Indonesian military who raped, tortured and murdered while serving as security at their plant in Aceh.

4.Caterpillar sells all kind of tractors, trucks and machinery — including many of the vehicles, ships and submarines used by the U.S. military. Caterpillar also supplies the Israeli army with bulldozers which are used to demolish Palestinian homes — sometimes with the people still inside.

5.Monsanto.

Big Agra makes the list with Monsanto, pushers of genetically modified foods, bovine growth hormones, and poison. Monsanto’s list of evils includes creating the terminator” seed which creates plants which never fruit or flower so that farmers must purchase them anew yearly, lobbying to have “hormone-free” labels removed from the labels of milk and infant milk replacer (through bovine growth hormone is believed to be a cancer-accelerator) as well as a wide range of environmental and human health violations associated with use of Monsanto’s poisons — most notably “Agent Orange.” Between 1965 and 1972, Monsanto illegally dumped thousands of tons of highly toxic waste in UK landfills.

6.Nestle.

Sticky-sweet image aside, Nestle’s crimes against man and nature include massive deforestation in Borneo — the habitat of the critically endangered orangutan — to grow palm oil, and buying milk from farms illegally-seized by a despot in Zimbabwe. Nestle drew fire from environmentalists for its ridiculous claims that bottled water is “eco-friendly when the exact opposite is true.

7.British Petroleum.
Who can forget 2010’s oil rig explosion in the Gulf Coast which killed 11 workers and thousands of birds, sea turtles, dolphins and other animals, effectively destroying the fishing and tourism industry in the region? This was not BP’s first crime against nature. In fact, between January 1997 and March 1998, BP was responsible for a whopping 104 oil spills.

8.Dyncorp.

This privatized military company is often hired by the U.S. government to protect American interests overseas — and so the government can claim no responsibility for Dyncorp’s actions.  Dyncorp is best known for its brutality in impoverished countries, for trafficking in child sex slaves, for slaughtering civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan

9.Haliburton,

a huge “oilfield services” company, profited big time from the U.S.’s invasion of Iraq when Cheney called in his boys to quell burning oil wells — and to “help” the Iraq oil ministry pump and distribute oil. Haliburton has also been implicated in countless oil spills, including the BP disaster of 2010.

10.Chevron.

Chevron (then Texaco) discharged 18 billion gallons of toxic water into the rain forests of Ecuador without any remediation, destroying the livelihoods of local farmers and sickening indigenous populations. Chevron has also done plenty of polluting right here in the U.S.: In 1998, Richmond, California sued Chevron for illegally bypassing waste water treatments and contaminating local water supplies, ditto in New Hampshire in 2003. Chevron was responsible for the death of several Nigerians who protested the company’s polluting, exploiting presence in the Nigerian Delta. Chevron paid the local militia, known for its human rights abuses, to squash the protests, and even supplied them with choppers and boats. The military opened fire on the protesters, then burned their villages to the ground.

Source .

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2yxcGg/7ITOwDzz:85zBsbNi/brainz.org/15-deadliest-us-corporations/

Google Reads All Emails Justifies Rightly

In internet on April 16, 2014 at 23:05

Google has admitted to reading  all the Email contents in , what it terms as to ‘to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customised

search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection. This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received, and when it is stored.”

 

Google reads emails as part of its service

Google says the change in its policy allowing the company to trawl through emails will give “people even greater clarity”. Photo: AP

 

Privacy goes through the Window!

 

But it may be added that if you need personalized recommendations from the Service provider, I do not think there is any other option but to agree to what Google says.

Google is right.

One can not have the cake and eat it too

 

Google Inc updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analyzed by software to create targeted ads.

The revisions more explicitly spell out the manner in which Google software scans users’ emails, both when messages are stored on Google’s servers and when they are in transit, a controversial practice that has been at the heart of litigation.

Last month, a U.S. judge decided not to combine several lawsuits that accused Google of violating the privacy rights of hundreds of millions of email users into a single class action.

Users of Google’s Gmail email service have accused the company of violating federal and state privacy and wiretapping laws by scanning their messages so it could compile secret profiles and target advertising. Google has argued that users implicitly consented to its activity, recognizing it as part of the email delivery process.

Google’s updated terms of service added a paragraph stating that “our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection. This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received, and when it is stored.”

A Google representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

 

Source .Huffington Post.

 

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Corporate Donations Political Parties About

In Business, India on January 30, 2014 at 10:53

Veerappa Moily, Petroleum Minister went on TV stating that whenever the Government tries to effect some changes in Petroleum pricing, the Ministers are being threatened.

BJP and Donations

BJP receives Donations from Companies

By whom?

Obviously by the Companies.

Corporate Donations

Corporate donate to Political Parties

No minister can be sure of his berth in the Cabinet if he dares to challenge the Business Lobby.

More cozy,better for you.

No wonder there is high pressure lobbying by the Cabinet Post aspiration.

As a matter of fact, the Business lobbies decide who should be given tickets even!

These companies have Liaison officers like Nira Radia who fix things.

Listen to Radia tapes in my site, you will know how the fixing is done for Minister ship and for even Media fixing.

We have a Law on paer that each party must declare the information of Donations.

But what is reported is only a small negligible portion of what is collected.

“Between 2009-11 period, the Congress party earned almost Rs 750 crore out of which Rs 500 crore were from selling party coupons.  While the party got Rs 111 .73 crore from donations, it earned Rs 44.11 crore from interest. Interestingly, the party got only 12 per cent of the donations that was above Rs 20,000 and about which the party must give the details of the donors. So the party has not declared how it got approximately Rs 600 crore…

Even the BJP has not been any different. The party earned Rs 425 crore during the 2009-11 period out of which Rs 300 crore was from voluntary donations. Approximately Rs 30 crore was as lifelong contribution fund and Rs 3 crore from interest.  The party got just 22 per cent of the money from donors who gave more than Rs 20,000.

Experts say that political parties fear that they are brought under the RTI, then they will have to share details bout their earnings. Between 2010 and 2011 the Congress received only Rs 20,000 or more from only 417 donors while 502 donations made to the BJP were above the Rs 20,000 mark. AIADMK, Shiromani Akali Dal and BSP got no single donations above Rs 20,00..

Ref.

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Your Eye Saves Passwords Myris Scan

In Gadgets, internet on January 21, 2014 at 11:43

I find it difficult to remember passwords for websites.

Even a simple password I forget.

Eye Scan

Screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia)

The pass words my son , son-in-law make me swoon, so complicated.

So I save them in a folder.

Simple, you would think.

I create folders in such a fashion with such exotic names I find it difficult to locate them fast.

For people like me, A Gadget is on the way.

Myris Scanner would do it for me.

Story:

There are a number of password vaults on the market that aim to keep your passwords secure, locked behind one single master password that can let you into all your accounts and profiles. While this is a good way to keep your information safe, you could, potentially, still be caught out by a keylogger.

 

But what if your accounts could only be unlocked by using a physical part of your body? The iris of your eye is unique to you, and it’s by scanning your eye that the company EyeLock aims to keep your passwords secure. Its mouse-sized device, Myris, can perform a quick eye-scan to verify your identity before letting you in.

Connecting to your computer via USB, it scans your eye at a rate of 20 frames per second, looking at over 240 points on the iris to generate a 2048-bit signature unique to each user. To get into your accounts, which are linked via an application, you need to physically scan your eye — photos and videos will not work. And, although there’s a chance you can get a false match, it’s very slim — just one in 2.25 trillion. According to EyeLock, only DNA is more accurate.

This means that you could set highly complicated passwords for your internet banking, VPNs, email, shopping websites and social networks and not have to worry about remembering them.

“Usernames and passwords will soon be a thing of the past, and EyeLock’s introduction of Myris brings us one step closer,” said EyeLock chief marketing officer Anthony Antolino. “People are required to remember dozens of passwords in an effort to secure their data, while organisations and individuals are in a constant struggle to keep their digital, social and financial transactions safe from compromise, breach and theft. Until service providers take the step to eliminate usernames and passwords, Myris enables users to set passwords as complex as they’d like and forget them once linked to the device.”

Myris will be made available globally later this year, although a definite release date and pricing are yet to be announced.

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Data Stealing Market What They Share About You

In internet, lifestyle on December 27, 2013 at 10:05

When I posted an article about NSA spying and overhearing about 540 Millions Conversations a month, at the back of my mind was the thought, if this were true, there should be people/companies making money out of this.

Data Brokers.

Data Stealing

Yes, I found this out from Pando.-Link provided at the close of this post.

The people who over hear or steal our information, from land Lines, Cell phones, Internet, either by way of advertising solicitations, Tele-calling or simple phishing, they sell this information.

Even giants like Google and Facebook do sell, though they do not admit it in so many words.

Some companies who collect this information call themselves Data Brokers.

They sell this information.

The market? $150 billions.

In 2012, the data broker industry generated 150 billion in revenue that’s twice the size of the entire intelligence budget of the United States government—all generated by the effort to detail and sell information about our private lives.”
— Senator Jay Rockefeller IV

There is also an estimate that the market is $ 200 Billion.

There are 4000 companies which specialize in data broking or put it simply stealing your personal information, though it is illegal.

And for this amount what do they share?

They share your,

Financial History, bank records, bankruptcies,

Purchase pattern,

Your health details including drug addiction, illnesses,medicines taken,if you have been raped, those details,

Read a Sample list at http://www.medbase200.com/updating.html

For instance, if lists of rape victims aren’t your thing, MEDbase can sell dossiers on people suffering from anorexia, substance abuse, AIDS and HIV, Alzheimer’s Disease, Asperger Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Bedwetting (Enuresis), Binge Eating Disorder, Depression, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Genital Herpes, Genital Warts, Gonorrhea, Homelessness, Infertility, Syphilis…

..

MEBbase isn’t the only company exploiting these loopholes. By the industry’s own estimates, there are something like 4,000 for-profit intel companies operating in the United States. Many of them sell information that would normally be restricted under federal law. They offer all sorts of targeted dossier collections on every population segments of our society, from the affluent to the extremely vulnerable:

  • people with drug addictions
  • detailed personal info on police officers and other government employees
  • people with bad credit/bankruptcies
  • minorities who’ve used payday loan services
  • domestic violence shelter locations (normally these addresses would be shielded by law)
  • elderly gamblers..
  •  Source: http://pando.com/2013/12/22/a-peek-into-surveillance-valley/

 

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