Mauritius airport on high alert after discovery of H1N1 flu case

Mauritius on Friday put its international airport on high alert after this week’s confirmation of the first case of H1N1 flu. Unconfirmed reports indicated that two other H1N1 flu cases had been diagnosed after the first hospitalization, while the Indian Ocean island country’s Health Ministry said 30 other cases had been reported. Employees of Mauritius […]

Illinois zoos, agencies conducting bird flu disaster drills

The exercise involves an imaginary employee leaking sensitive information on a personal Facebook page –Research included watching the virus outbreak movie ‘Contagion’ as ‘field research.’ As a zoo CEO drives to work, a radio news segment announces that dead birds were reported in a park near the zoo. In this hypothetical scenario involving the Lincoln […]

FCC drops Google ‘Street View’ investigation

FCC drops Google ‘Street View’ investigation (via AFP) US government telecom regulators have ended an investigation into Google’s “Street View” online mapping service gathering data from private wireless hotspots. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) enforcement bureau on Friday called for Google to pay a $25,000 penalty for stalling the probe but…         […]

Canada unveils new cyber monitoring rules

From: Breitbart.com Canada’s government Tuesday introduced a bill to give law enforcement authorities sweeping powers to probe online communications, but the move sparked criticism about threats to privacy. “New technologies provide new ways of committing crimes, making them more difficult to investigate,” Justice Minister Rob Nicholson told a press conference in unveiling the measure. “This […]

Florida Man Arrested for Recording Police in Public

PRISON PLANET   A man from Pompano Beach, Florida, was arrested and charged with illegal interception of communication on Tuesday when he recorded a conversation with Palm Beach County deputies. Carl Paul had questioned the traffic stop and asked police for their names. He was arrested after police noticed he was recording the conversation with his […]

Doctors failing 500,000 cancer patients by not spotting medical problems caused by treatment

Doctors are failing cancer patients ‘far too often’ by not spotting other medical problems caused by their treatment, according to a leading expert on the disease. Professor Jane Maher, the medical director of Macmillan Cancer Support, said she feared 500,000 people’s symptoms for conditions including osteoporosis and heart disease are being missed by GPs. She […]