DHS Expects to Have The Biometric Data of 259 Million Peopleby 2022
According to a recent presentation from the DHS’s Office of Procurement Operations which was reviewed by Quartz, the 259 million in the database is about 40 million more than the agency’s 2017 projections. In those estimates, the agency expected to have the data of 220 million unique identities by 2022, according to previous figures cited by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a San Francisco-based privacy rights nonprofit.See Also: (Dahboo77) – Cops Can Now Get Warrants For ENTIRE DNA Websites
With just a single warrant, a Florida detective obtained access to the DNA profiles of more than a million people — and experts say the case sets a dangerous precedent. Ancestry.com and 23andMe are the largest consumer DNA sites, holding genetic data on 15 million and 10 million people, respectively. However, they aren’t the only DNA sites out there — a smaller service, GEDmatch, currently has about 1.3 million users, each of whom is able to search the site’s entire database.
In May, GEDmatch changed its policies so that law enforcement officials could only search the profiles of people who opted into such searches, which GEDmatch co-founder Curtis Rogers recently told The New York Times about 185,000 users have done. Also: (Dahboo77) – Concrete Dome Holding 22 Million Gallons of Nuclear Waste Is Cracking & Sinking On A Pacific Island
The Los Angeles Times has a harrowing new story about Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Japanese forces invaded the small Pacific nation and its residents during World War I, and the United States did the same during World War II under that classic guise of “liberation.” But the US was hardly acting altruistically, at the time nor since then. The islands’ location made it a prime strategic military base in the Pacific. It was also isolated enough to make it a convenient nuclear testing site—if you disregarded the 72,000 people who lived there, of course. Also: (Dahboo77) – Microplastics Found In Oysters and Clams On Oregon Coast
Tiny threads of plastics are showing up in Pacific oysters and razor clams along the Oregon coast — and the yoga pants, fleece jackets, and sweat-wicking clothing that Pacific Northwesterners love to wear are a source of that pollution, according to a new Portland State University study. Britta Baechler, a Ph.D. student in PSU’s Earth, Environment and Society program, and Elise Granek, a professor of environmental science and management, looked at what variables predict microplastic concentrations in Pacific oysters and razor clams — organisms that have commercial, recreational and cultural importance in Oregon. Also: (Dahboo77) – World’s Ultra-Rich Preparing for Market Crash, UBS Warns
A synchronized global slowdown, with no end in sight, has spooked some of the wealthiest investors around the world, according to a new survey from UBS Wealth Management, seen by Bloomberg. UBS polled wealthy investors, who are preparing for a significant stock market correction by the end of next year. Also: (Dahboo77) – America Is Falling Apart: Over 100 Dams Classified As ‘High-Hazard’ In Ohio
If the Hargus Lake Dam fails, first in line downstream is Ohio Christian University. Next is the Pickaway County Fairgrounds. Then come homes and businesses in Circleville, population about 14,000. The dam about 30 miles south of Columbus is among more than 100 dams in Ohio rated in poor or unsatisfactory condition that are classified as “high-hazard” because lives and property would be threatened if the dam overflows. Ohio has the fourth highest number of such dams among the 43 states and Puerto Rico, whose dams The Associated Press has studied in a national investigation. Also: (Dahboo77) – Strongest Earthquake In 15 Years Rattles France, Hawaii Hit By Strong M5 Quake and Swarm
A strong M5.1 earthquake hit 10km from Montelimar at 11:52a.m. on November 11, 2019. This is the largest earthquake to strike the region in the last 15 years.
Hawaii has also been hit by a M5 Quake and swarming.