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Should You Be Worried About Zika?

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The World Health Organization has declared the Zika virus an international public health emergency, prompted by growing concern that it could cause birth defects. The infection appears to be linked to the development of unusually small heads and brain damage in newborns - called microcephaly - as well as other neurological defects. In adults, the virus is linked to a form of temporary paralysis.




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What We Read Today 29 June 2016

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Living With The Islamic State

from STRATFOR

-- this post authored by Scott Stewart

After over a month of fighting, the Iraqi government has at last reclaimed the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State's grasp. Clearing the city of any remaining fighters could take weeks, and removing the booby traps left behind will almost certainly take months. Nevertheless, the June 26 defeat is a huge symbolic loss for the jihadist group and a significant victory for the forces trying to discredit and destroy it.

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Infographic Of The Day: Is Your Company Just 1 Weak Password Away From A Security Breach?

Today, just about everything we need to do is available as a cloud offering. With services like Office 365, Google Apps, and Dropbox,businesses are putting some of their most valuable intellectual property into the cloud. With all this convenience comes risk. With the use of a large number of 3rd party services, the enterprise landscape is far more complex. Corporate assets are now available from anywhere, with only a password protecting access to them.

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The World Health Organization has declared the Zika virus an international public health emergency, prompted by growing concern that it could cause birth defects. The infection appears to be linked to the development of unusually small heads and brain damage in newborns – called microcephaly – as well as other neurological defects. In adults, the virus is linked to a form of temporary paralysis.


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Must We Save The Oligarchy To Save Ourselves?

Written by Roger Erickson

I've always discounted the systemic impact of Outright Fraud such as revealed by the TESTIMONY from Bernard Lietaer (video follows the Read more >> break.

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June 2016 Chicago Purchasing Managers Barometer Now In Expansion

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