Archives for November 4, 2014

The Government Is Controlling Private Property to Save Frog Species Not Seen in 50 Years

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser­vice (USFWS) is seek­ing to pro­tect the dusky gopher frog on the Endan­gered Species List by des­ig­nat­ing over 1,500 acres of pri­vate prop­er­ty in St. Tam­many Parish, Louisiana as a “crit­i­cal habi­tat” for the embat­tled amphib­ian. But here’s the kick­er: The frog hasn’t been seen on the land in question […]

50,000 dot com

Let’s start a new car­bon diox­ide (CO2) web­site. Let’s for­get unimag­i­na­tive and puny sites anchored in the mid 300’s. How about “50,000 dot com”? 50,000ppm to be exact… That is a real­ly big num­ber in view of claims that car­bon diox­ide is a pol­lu­tant, as defined by the U.S. Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency (EPA), and but­tressed by […]

Verizon Injecting Perma-Cookies to Track Mobile Customers, Bypassing Privacy Controls

Ver­i­zon users might want to start look­ing for anoth­er provider. In an effort to bet­ter serve adver­tis­ers, Ver­i­zon Wire­less has been silent­ly mod­i­fy­ing its users’ web traf­fic on its net­work to inject a cook­ie-like track­er. This track­er, includ­ed in an HTTP head­er called X‑UIDH, is sent to every unen­crypt­ed web­site a Ver­i­zon cus­tomer vis­its from […]