Monthly Archive: October 2010

Oct 31

Mad Soy Disease Strikes Brazil

Institute of Science in Society They call it “mad soy disease” in Brazil, where it has been spreading from the north, causing yield losses of up to 40 percent, most notably in the states of Mato Grosso, Tocantins and Goias. Like its namesake, mad cow disease, it is incurable [1, 2, 3]. This is the …

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Oct 29

Brazil is champion of censorship requests to google

Google provides a tool that shows statistics of government requests to google for user data and removal of search results or any of its products. It is called “Transparency Report: Government Requests” Today I remembered reading about it somewhere and I went to check the position of my dear country Brazil. What was my surprise …

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Oct 28

Brazilians will be forced to use RFID chips and GPS trackers in their cars

Brazil‘s government, behind the facade of open democracy, continues to advance its way as one of the most autoritarian police states in the world. Brazilian population will be forced very soon to have in their cars identification chips (RFID), as well as GPS locators and blockers. According to several news , the brazilian government hurries to …

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