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Banned TED Talk: The Science Delusion

Rupert Sheldrake at TEDx Whitechapel On January 12th, 2013, Rupert gave a talk entitled The Science Delusion at TEDxWhitechapel. The theme for the night was Visions for Transition: Challenging existing paradigms and redefining values (for a more beautiful world). In response to protests from two militant materialist bloggers in the US, the talk was later taken down by TED and placed in a special corner of their website. Before being removed it had 35,000 views. Since then, all copies together have more than 5 million views. Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, is a biologist and author best known for his hypothesis of…

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SimJacker

https://simjacker.com AdaptiveMobile Security provides the industry’s most comprehensive mobile threat defence and intelligence capabilities SIMjacker A SIM card flaw, discovered being actively exploited in the wild, which allows attackers to hijack any phone just by sending it an SMS message.. Overview AdaptiveMobile Security have uncovered a new and previously undetected vulnerability andassociated exploits, called Simjacker. This vulnerability is currently being actively exploited bya specific private company that works with governments to monitor individuals.“Simjacker” and its associated exploits is a huge jump in complexity and sophisticationcompared to attacks previously seen over mobile core networks. The main Simjacker attackinvolves an SMS containing…

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A Spy in Our Pocket

Mobile Handset Privacy: Measuring The Data iOSand Android Send to Apple And Google Douglas J. Leith School of Computer Science & Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 25thMarch, 2021 Abstract—We investigate what data iOS on an iPhone shareswith Apple and what data Google Android on a Pixel phoneshares with Google. We find that even when minimally configuredand the handset is idle both iOS and Google Android sharedata with Apple/Google on average every 4.5 mins. The phoneIMEI, hardware serial number, SIM serial number and IMSI,handset phone number etc are shared with Apple and Google.Both iOS and Google Android transmit telemetry, despite theuser…

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