Brazil Won’t Buy U.S. GMO Corn

http://www.ecowatch.com/brazil-wont-buy-u-s-gmo-corn-highlights-worldwide-divide-over-gmos-1891170422.html

Case in point, even though the Brazilian chicken industry is suffering from a domestic corn shortage this year, companies refuse to buy corn from the U.S. because of Brazil’s stringent regulations on GMOs.

Yahoo discloses hack of 1 billion accounts

https://techcrunch.com/2016/12/14/yahoo-discloses-hack-of-1-billion-accounts/

The company disclosed today that it has discovered a breach of more than one billion user accounts that occurred in August 2013. The breach is believed to be separate and distinct from the theft of data from 500 million accounts that Yahoo reported this September.

One Trump aftermatch

Russian Hackers Acted to Aid Trump in Election, U.S. Says

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/09/us/obama-russia-election-hack.html

WASHINGTON — American intelligence agencies have concluded with “high confidence” that Russia acted covertly in the latter stages of the presidential campaign to harm Hillary Clinton’s chances and promote Donald J. Trump, according to senior administration officials.

From a nondescript office building in St. Petersburg, Russia, an army of well-paid “trolls”
has tried to wreak havoc all around the Internet — and in real-life American communities.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/magazine/the-agency.html?_r=1

The Russian Hacking Controversy: What We Do And Don’t Know

http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/12/12/505272992/the-russian-hacking-kerfuffle-what-we-do-and-dont-know

  • 1. The U.S. government says Russia meddled in the presidential election
  • 2. The U.S. intelligence community told the presidential candidates and Congress about the cybermischief during the campaign
  • 3. Russia did more during the election season than release emails
  • 4. We don’t know precisely why U.S. intelligence believes what it does or why some agencies disagree
  • 5. We don’t know whether the Russians also compromised Republicans — and whether they’re holding on to what they took as leverage