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The Factnet Blog: Public Interest News & Dialog


Big Data is our generation’s civil rights issue, and we don’t know it...

Submitted by fadmin on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 19:06

The following is a guest post by Alistair Croll. 

Data doesn’t invade people’s lives. Lack of control over how it’s used does.

What’s really driving so-called big data isn’t the volume of information. It turns out big data doesn’t have to be all that big. Rather, it’s about a reconsideration of the fundamental economics of analyzing data.

Warren Jeffs' Polygamist Ranch is Being Seized By Texas...

Submitted by fadmin on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 21:01

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas wants ownership of Warren Jeffs' massive ranch where prosecutors say the convicted polygamist sect leader and his followers sexually assaulted dozens of children, the state attorney general's office said Wednesday.
A judge will determine whether to grant the state control of the nearly 1,700-acre property owned by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. According to local tax records, the total value of the land is appraised at more than $33 million.

First the German Twelve Tribes Raid, now the one coming in England...can we hope for some "raids" in the USA?

Submitted by fadmin on Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:47

If the authorities were to conduct a multiple raid on all the American Twelve Tribes Communities like the one they conducted on the FLDS in Texas they would have no place to hide their children... They are the innocent ones in this insidious group… The Devon cult that canes tiny children to ‘cleanse their sins’: As social services launches an investigation, a mother’s shocking testimony lifts the lid on the mysterious commune squatting on a farm.

Twelve Tribes in the News again..Secrets of the family

Submitted by fadmin on Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:43

Peace, love and mind control - one Sydney couple's journey through the Twelve Tribes religious cult.

Albany couple accused in daughter's "Faith Healing" death...

Submitted by fadmin on Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:33

An Albany couple facing manslaughter charges appeared in court on Friday morning, and were scheduled for a final resolution conference on Feb. 19.  An Albany couple have been arrested on charges of first-and second-degree manslaughter regarding the death of their 12-year-old daughter in February. “They didn’t provide adequate and necessary (medical) care for their daughter,” said Capt. Eric Carter of Albany Police Department. “Had they done so, she would still be alive today,” he added.

Artificial Intelligence and Supercomputer Enabled Software Programming Tools Will Eliminate 70% of Software Programming Jobs within 15 Years

Submitted by fadmin on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:52

Software corporations and universities in several countries are now racing to be the first to produce a new generation of software programs that can automatically write, read and test almost any sophisticated software program. These are the very software programs that now have to be written, read and tested by human software programmers.
Whichever company and country that gets this done first and best will have a tremendous corporate and national asset.  Here’s why…

Sylvia Browne: Dead Celebrity Psychic's Legacy Riddled With Failed Predictions, Fraud

Submitted by fadmin on Sat, 11/23/2013 - 16:57

When celebrity psychic Sylvia Browne died Nov. 20 at the age of 77, it marked the end of a career of immense fame marked by inaccurate predictions -- including one she made about her own death.


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