Posts Tagged ‘customers’

Drone Delivers Food To Customers In COVID-19 Isolation  

A food truck operator in North Carolina has deployed a drone to deliver sandwiches to customers amid the state’s “stay at home” public health order and other strict social distancing measures that have completely changed how business is conducted in these challenging times. CBS17 Raleigh reports that the folks at CheeseSmith Food Truck deployed a DJI […]

Michigan Bill Allows Utility Customers to Have Analog Meters or Modify “Smart” Meter Installation

By B.N. Frank Tens of millions of smart meters have been installed on homes and throughout communities in the U.S. and worldwide.  Unlike original analog utility meters – they aren’t grounded and they don’t have surge protectors.  This can cause a multitude of mechanical problems which can lead to fires, explosions, and appliances malfunctioning and […]

Homeless people can shoot up in the bathrooms, but customers can no longer bring personal cups to Starbucks because of coronavirus

(Natural News) A popular “green” trend at the Starbucks coffee chain is coming to an end because of the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) crisis. According to reports, Starbucks customers are no longer allowed to bring in their own personal coffee cups to use for consuming their favorite brews because potential coronavirus germs could […]

Samsung ‘Smart TV’ Is Spying On Customers

Samsung is warning customers about discussing personal information in front of their smart television set. The warning applies to TV viewers who control their Samsung Smart TV using its voice activation feature. When the feature is active, such TV sets “listen” to what is said and may share what they hear with Samsung or third parties, it […]

Utilities Admit Slow Pay-Off for Smart Meter Customers Despite Billions in Rate Increases and Taxes

By B.N. Frank Many special interest groups, state utility commissions, utility companies and even elected officials (including Bernie Sanders) have promoted utility “Smart” Meters as economically beneficial to customers and even eco-friendly (see 1, 2, 3) despite all of their problems including environmentally harmful ones like Fires and explosions (see 1, 2, 3) Need for […]

FDA reports that PFAS, or "forever chemicals," are NOT a health concern for customers, but other public health experts aren’t convinced

(Natural News) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s main responsibility is ensuring that the food, drugs, cosmetics and other products sold in the country are safe for human health. Unfortunately, there are lots of ways they’re failing the public, especially when it comes to a group of chemicals known as PFAS. PFAS, […]

FDA reports that PFAS, or "forever chemicals," are NOT a health concern for customers, but other public health experts aren’t convinced

(Natural News) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s main responsibility is ensuring that the food, drugs, cosmetics and other products sold in the country are safe for human health. Unfortunately, there are lots of ways they’re failing the public, especially when it comes to a group of chemicals known as PFAS. PFAS, […]

Prizes for all (paying customers): Why 4 in 5 UK students now get a top degree

Like previous secretaries of education, the present occupant of this post, Gavin Williamson, has vowed to put an end to the ‘continuous drift’ of grade inflation. Unfortunately, the devaluation of a university degree cannot be stopped as long as universities continue to operate as businesses that treat students as customers. When higher education establishments have […]

23andMe is cashing in on drugs it developed with your DNA. Should its customers get a cut?

The Google-backed genetics firm licensed an antibody it identified and synthesized to treat psoriasis and other inflammatory diseases to Spanish drug maker Almirall SA after identifying the compound and shepherding it through animal testing itself, 23andMe announced last week. Almirall will conduct human testing and “commercialize the antibody for worldwide use.” The deal’s financial terms […]

Amazon Admits Employees Have Secretly Watched Ring Camera Customers

In a letter to U.S. senators, tech behemoth Amazon admits that it has fired employees discovered to have been spying on customers using the company’s Ring cameras. Although the Ring cameras were originally marketed as a way to see who’s standing outside the door before opening it, many users have installed the […]

Ring Throws Customers Under the Bus After Data Breach

By Cooper Quintin and Bill Budington Just a week after hackers broke into a Ring camera in a child’s bedroom, taunting the child and sparking serious concerns about the company’s security practices, Buzzfeed News is reporting that over 3,600 Ring owners’ email addresses, passwords, camera locations, and camera names were dumped online. This includes cameras […]

Amazon’s Ring Doorbells App Leaks Customers’ Wi-Fi Username and Password

Cyberscoop has recently reported a major security vulnerability in Amazon’s Ring doorbell app. Amazon’s Ring doorbells, which have already raised significant privacy and civil liberties concerns, have now been shown to be deeply insecure, exposing users Wi-Fi passwords to hackers. With this Wi-Fi information, hackers can access customers’ personal home networks. It only gets scarier […]

Lebanese banks open to customers again as life returns to normalcy

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5 Million DoorDash Customers Had Data Stolen In Hack Attack

By Tyler Durden About 4.9 million customers, Dashers, and merchants who joined DoorDash, an on-demand food delivery service, before April 2018, had their personal information stolen from an “unauthorized third party,” otherwise known as a hacker. According to DoorDash’s blog, the breach was spotted earlier this month when the company “became aware of unusual activity involving […]

Apple is pushing nationwide 5G rollout so that customers will have to upgrade and buy new iPhones… as usual, it’s all about the money

(Natural News) Tech giant Apple recently held another one of its product and service launch events where it was announced that new iPhones with supposed 5G capabilities are soon on the way. Even though they look almost exactly like the old iPhones, the new iPhone lineup will allegedly be able to connect […]

Snowden Says Facebook, Instagram Spying On Customers, Wants To Help Combat Surveillance

Snowden Says Facebook, Instagram Spying On Customers, Wants To Help Combat Surveillance National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden wants to fight back against corporate surveillance by Instagram and its parent company Facebook, as well as YouTube, which is owned by Google. In a tweet rant posted on Twitter, Snowden expressed that both social media giants owned by […]

Snowden Says Facebook, Instagram Spying On Customers, Wants To Help Combat Surveillance

Snowden Says Facebook, Instagram Spying On Customers, Wants To Help Combat Surveillance National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden wants to fight back against corporate surveillance by Instagram and its parent company Facebook, as well as YouTube, which is owned by Google. In a tweet rant posted on Twitter, Snowden expressed that both social media giants owned by […]

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Says Facebook, Instagram Spying On Customers — Wants To Help Combat Surveillance

By Aaron Kesel National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden wants to fight back against corporate surveillance by Instagram and its parent company Facebook, as well as YouTube, which is owned by Google. In a tweet rant posted on Twitter, Snowden expressed that both social media giants owned by Mark Zuckerberg were involved in spying on […]

Texas Power Company Admits to Regularly Overcharging Customers Because of “Smart” Technology Data Collection Errors

July 26, 2019 By B.N. Frank Original utility analog meters lasted on average 40 years.  Not “Smart” Meters and their grids.  They have SO many issues associated with them including data collection errors.  This often lead to customers paying higher bills.  Another example of this was recently reported in Texas. From the Houston Chronicle: The […]

“Energy News” Reports Low-income Utility Customers in Illinois Could Be Paying More For Their Smart Meters. Why This Could Be Happening Elsewhere.

July 21, 2019 By B.N. Frank Activist Post regularly reports about the many issues associated with utility Smart Meters.  This includes fires and explosions, rate increases for installation and frequent replacement, and the additional energy use for 24/7 customer data collection being passed on to customers. Repeat – unlike original analog meters, Smart Meters allow […]

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