Firefox is an open-source web browser developed by a non-profit (The Mozilla Foundation), while Google Chrome is developed by a for-profit corporation, and that makes a big difference:

"Because of Google’s interest in increased ad revenues, Google Chrome offers no privacy protections out of the box compared to Firefox, and has taken anti-consumer steps to block common extensions like adblockers. It's best to avoid this browser at all costs."

privacyguides.org/browsers/

"Awareness of the differences between inquiries into real conspiracies and conspiracy theories is important because contemporary conspiracy culture thrives on the perception that somehow this distinction is fuzzy, or even non-existent. Yet the difference could not be more real – or socially and politically relevant." – Jovan Byford, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, The Open University

theconversation.com/how-to-spo

# ‘NO MORE EXCUSES’: DEMOCRACY LEADERS CALL ON PRESIDENT BIDEN TO PASS FREEDOM TO VOTE ACT BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY | RepresentUs (act.represent.us/sign/protest-)

"WASHINGTON – Approximately a couple hundred democracy leaders, including Yolanda King – Martin Luther King Jr.’s granddaughter and youth activist – protested at the White House Wednesday to demand President Joe Biden push the Freedom to Vote Act through Congress. Dozens, including RepresentUs CEO and Co-founder Josh Silver, were arrested."

# The Nation’s John Nichols: Democrats Must Deliver on Promises or Voters Will Punish the Party | Democracy Now! (democracynow.org/2021/11/3/ele)

"Nichols says disappointing results for Democrats are tied to the party’s infighting in Washington and the inability to pass major legislation despite holding the White House and Congress: ‘You can’t fail to deliver on your promises and then expect to win elections. And that’s a big message for Democrats.’"

# Those Who Claim the Greatest Benefit From Mammograms May Ironically Suffer the Most Harm | NutritionFacts.org
(nutritionfacts.org/2021/11/04/)

"...the value of performing routine mammograms at all is being questioned due to overdiagnosis, which is ‘the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer that would never have become a threat to a woman’s health, or even apparent, during her lifetime.’"

"Health Care Network Made Millions Off Hydroxychloroquine, Ivermectin" (theintercept.com/2021/09/28/co)

"The data from the Cadence Health and Ravkoo sites was provided to The Intercept by an anonymous hacker who said the sites were ‘hilariously easy’ to hack, despite promises of patient privacy. It was corroborated by comparing it to publicly available information. The Intercept is not publishing any individual patient data and has taken steps to secure the data."

"Ivermectin: Cochrane’s most talked about review so far, ever. Why? | Cochrane" (cochrane.org/news/ivermectin-c)

"We understand that some people are desperate for an inexpensive and widely available solution to the pandemic. ... However, even in a health crisis it remains unethical to recommend the widespread use of a drug that has not been proven to be effective under controlled conditions."

"Is chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine useful in treating people with COVID-19, or in preventing infection in people who have been exposed to the virus? | Cochrane" (cochrane.org/CD013587/INFECTN_)

"Hydroxychloroquine does not reduce deaths from COVID-19, and probably does not reduce the number of people needing mechanical ventilation.

"Hydroxychloroquine caused more unwanted effects than a placebo treatment, though it did not appear to increase the number of serious unwanted effects."

"House Committee to Investigate Network Pushing Hydroxychloroquine, Ivermectin" (theintercept.com/2021/11/01/co)

"On Friday, Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., chair of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, announced an investigation into the right-wing, anti-science propaganda group America’s Frontline Doctors and telemedicine provider SpeakWithAnMD.com following an Intercept investigation."

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Taxes on sugary drinks only reduce consumption if the price tags mention the tax, a new study shows. The findings suggest that price tags should mention the tax, but not the amount, because consumers tend to overestimate how much the tax is.
news.osu.edu/why-sugary-drink-

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I am now logging into all of my online accounts through Qubes OS, because some of them need high security (online banking, webhosting, etc.) and because many websites require JavaScript (like social media sites) and that can be a potential security risk. qubes-os.org/intro/

To help keep the digital creative work from my family company secure (Fairy Fly Entertainment), I have BorgBackup run daily to update changed files to a repository on an OpenZFS mirror spanning 3 hard drives on a Debian GNU/Linux machine. debian.org/security/

A new study found that more than half of people who survive a COVID-19 infection may get Long COVID: Short-term and Long-term Rates of Postacute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Systematic Review | Infectious Diseases | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network - jamanetwork.com/journals/jaman

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