Vaccine News – Hundreds of parents, teachers, doctors, health professionals, politicians rally against forced vaccines

The Amish, who don’t get vaccinated, rarely get autism, cancer, or heart disease – coincidence? http://bit.ly/2iDWlGq

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Listen Up – Del On Fire Is The Antidote To Apathy!
“This is the biggest story since Watergate. You want to see a compelling story about the government taking over our lives, and industry buying our government? We’ve never seen anything like this. We’ve watched the banking industry wipe out the middle class and the housing, we’ve watched energy industries pollute and not pay for things, but we’ve never seen an industry buy politicians, pass laws mandating something that’s poisoning children and poisoning your friends in school. I would say that you want to see a really compelling documentary about the takeover of government and the loss of our freedom and our sovereignty? This is a very, very important movie and any journalist should want to see this immediately.
I would say to everybody that wants to take this film and show your doctor, don’t say, “I know more than you, you’ve got to see this movie.” Go in with questions. Just say, “I just saw a movie that I found extremely disturbing and shocking and it’s really calling into question my belief in the vaccine program. Could you please watch this film and explain to me where they’re lying or where this might not be true because it sure seems credible to me.” Lead them in with questions and then get people to start watching it if they’re being difficult, that’s what I say.
I would also say please, this is a crisis, this is not a joke. We have never seen a moment like this in my lifetime. We are about to lose control of our own bodies. In California where I live the government now owns my baby. That’s a fact. They are going to be able to inject my children with whatever they want, whenever they want, however they want, and I’m not going to have a say in the matter.
Now, whether you believe in vaccines or you do not, you have got to go back to your history books and look at what happens when you give a government that much power. Maybe you love our government right now, maybe you think this is still the greatest country on earth, but will it always be? We can never give that much control to our government. We must always stay, as consumers, in control of products that are being injected into us and our children. We are next. Our kids are the beginning, and then the adults, and this next election will decide it, I guarantee you. If you vote for federal employees that are being backed by the pharmaceutical industry, they have one agenda in mind – to mandate all of you to vaccines. There are 300 vaccines in the pipeline that you’ve never heard about, they are not making money off of drugs anymore, their future is in vaccinating you.
Just really quickly before we leave, how many adults in this room have had a booster in the last ten years for their vaccines? How many have not? Okay. When they say “herd immunity,” YOU are the problem. Herd immunity means YOU are going to be vaccinated. This 3% of children don’t get us to their “imaginary herd” immunity idea, YOU do. So when they say herd immunity on CNN, I want you to hear, “Mandatory vaccines for me,” and decide if you think you’re healthy enough and whether you need them to survive, and if you don’t think you need a vaccine to survive the rest of your life, join Texans for Vaccine Choice and get up and stand and fight for the sovereignty of your body! The time is now.”
~ Del Bigtree
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#VaxXed – Bryce lost his son to vaccine injury
Mason’s story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJYVDc337rE&feature=youtu.be

“The government sells the lives of your children to corporations in order to line their pockets,” says Dr. Andrew Wakefield in his speech on July 1, 2016, during a protest against vaccine mandates. http://www.StopMandatoryVaccination.com

Over-vaccinating our pets

Dr. Suzanne Humphries discusses smallpox from 1797 – 2005.

Abortion Drugs Found In Bill Gates’ Tetanus Vaccine
July 26, 2016 Sean Adl-Tabatabai
Doctors in Kenya have accused UNICEF, the World Health Organization and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation of secretly trying to sterilise millions of women in Africa via a tetanus vaccine program.
According to LifeSiteNews, the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association say that doctors have uncovered evidence of a mass sterilisation program sponsored by the Kenyan government and funded by Bill Gates.
Healthimpactnews.com reports:
The Kenyan government denies there is anything wrong with the vaccine, and says it is perfectly safe.
The Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, however, saw evidence to the contrary, and had six different samples of the tetanus vaccine from various locations around Kenya sent to an independent laboratory in South Africa for testing.
The results confirmed their worst fears: all six samples tested positive for the HCG antigen. The HCG antigen is used in anti-fertility vaccines, but was found present in tetanus vaccines targeted to young girls and women of childbearing age. Dr. Ngare, spokesman for the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, stated in a bulletin released November 4:
“This proved right our worst fears; that this WHO campaign is not about eradicating neonatal tetanus but a well-coordinated forceful population control mass sterilization exercise using a proven fertility regulating vaccine. This evidence was presented to the Ministry of Health before the third round of immunization but was ignored.”

‘A mass sterilization exercise’: Kenyan doctors find anti-fertility agent in UN tetanus vaccine
Thu Nov 6, 2014 – 2:29 pm EST
UPDATE (Nov. 12): Kenya’s government has launched an investigation into the Catholic Church’s allegations. See follow up article here.
Kenya’s Catholic bishops are charging two United Nations organizations with sterilizing millions of girls and women under cover of an anti-tetanus inoculation program sponsored by the Kenyan government.
According to a statement released Tuesday by the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, the organization has found an antigen that causes miscarriages in a vaccine being administered to 2.3 million girls and women by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Priests throughout Kenya reportedly are advising their congregations to refuse the vaccine.
“We sent six samples from around Kenya to laboratories in South Africa. They tested positive for the HCG antigen,” Dr. Muhame Ngare of the Mercy Medical Centre in Nairobi told LifeSiteNews. “They were all laced with HCG.”

Kenyan gvmt launches probe into claim UN is using vaccines for ‘mass sterilization’
Wed Nov 12, 2014 – 3:06 pm EST
Robert Pukose, the government MP who is vice-chairman of the National Assembly’s health committee, explained, “We are at loss about who to believe since both sides have tabled conflicting results. That is why we need new tests conducted jointly for us to give final and conclusive results,” according to the Nairobi Standard.
The inquiry will consist of submitting vaccine samples to a committee of Catholic, government, and independent medical experts. What they will be looking for are traces of HCG, a female hormone produced during pregnancy, which if injected along with traces of tetanus, will produce antibodies. And just as these antibodies will react to a real tetanus infection, so will they react to a pregnancy, causing a miscarriage.
The Health Ministry submitted its test results on the tetanus vaccine to the committee last week, showing no trace of HCG.
This week the Catholic bishops’ doctors presented their own test results, all of which showed traces of HCG. Karanja told the committee, “The hormone, Beta HCG, is neither a byproduct of, nor a component required for, the manufacture of the tetanus vaccine. It being part of the vaccine is nothing short of a scheme to forcefully render our women incapable of bearing children.”
The Health Ministry’s Immunization Technical Group, Dr. Collins Tabu, challenged the validity of the Catholic doctors’ test results, asking, “Were the samples sent to the labs indeed vaccines? Were they sent in their primary containers and what was the condition of storage? What types of tests were run on them?”
Unless the tests were done at either of two specialized government labs, they could not be valid, he added.
But the Kenyan Catholic doctors have told LifeSiteNews via email that the government won’t let anyone get samples of the vaccine for tests—the ones used had to be obtained surreptitiously by devout Catholics. All along the doctors wanted to conduct tests jointly with the government but could not get co-operation.
Dr. Karanja also told the committee the tests were simple and could be conducted at any lab. Dr. Pukose further undermined Tabu’s argument, noting that both the Health Ministry and the Catholics had submitted results from the Lancet Kenya lab—with contradictory findings.

Dr. Andrew Moulden: Learning to identify vaccine damage
By Erin Elizabeth – June 13, 2017
by John P. Thomas
Health Impact News
Dr. Andrew Moulden wanted every parent in the world to know about the harmful effects of vaccines. His desire was that everyone would reject the use of vaccines after examining the evidence of the harm they cause.
The evidence that I gathered from Dr. Moulden’s teachings and shared in the previous three articles in this series about vaccine damage was stunning.
It clearly showed the harm that results from vaccine use. The benefits are negligible and the risks are great.
Regardless of where you currently stand on vaccine use, the information in this fourth article will be eye-opening. Once you learn how to spot the symptoms of vaccine damage in the faces of children and adults, your life will never be the same. You will be like Dr. Moulden – you will look into the face of boys and girls and see undeniable evidence of vaccine damage and you will mourn and grieve over the lives that are being damaged.

Listen to Dr. Moulden in his own words give evidence to the mechanisms that cause vaccine damage in “Tolerance Lost.” See the evidence of vaccine damage in the faces of children.

Listen to a presentation from Dr. Moulden that summarizes key principles of his Research.

ITALY PROTESTS VACCINE MANDATES

Autism rates in California public schools jumped 7 percent in 2016
By Phillip Reese
More than 97,000 California public school students have been diagnosed as autistic, a number that has risen seven-fold since 2001, according to the latest special education data from the California Department of Education.
The figure represent a jump of about 6,500, or 7 percent, from 2014-15 to 2015-16.
The increase was especially sharp among kindergartners, where autism cases grew by 17 percent last year. More than one of every 65 kindergartners in California public schools is classified as autistic.
Since 2006, the number of autistic students statewide has risen by between 5,000 and 7,000 every year, state figures show.
In the four-county Sacramento region, the number of autistic students rose by about 660, or 12 percent, to roughly 6,400 from 2014-15 to 2015-16.
Theories for the rise, which has been seen nationwide, include improved autism screening, broader definitions of the condition and more children who were either born with autism or who developed the condition due to environmental factors.

Gardasil injured – from wheelchair to walking with homeopathy vaccine detox
Rita 31/05/2017
The Gardasil HPV vaccine causes pain and leaves many girls unable to walk they end up in a wheelchair for all or part of the day. This is one of my favourite cases which I have written to give lots of hope to those injured and their parents that you can recover from this vaccine. Homeopathic vaccine detox programs have given people their lives back.
Let me introduce you to Lucy and her mother Diane. Lucy came to me on crutches suffering many symptoms after having the Gardasil vaccine in school. This is their story of recovery in their own words to give hope to others. They have shared their story in the Daily Mail to bring more awareness in the UK of the side effects.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4040162/Girl-16-left-paralysed-3-limbs-hospital-drip-having-HPV-vaccine-parents-claim.html
Girl, 16, is left paralysed in 3 limbs and in hospital on a drip after having the HPV vaccine, her parents claim
Ruby Shallom was given the controversial HPV vaccine at school 2 years ago
But just weeks later she began to suffer from stomach spasms and dizziness
Her muscles became weaker and in May she woke up unable to feel her legs
She has since lost all sensation in her right arm and is virtually bed-bound
By Stephen Matthews For Mailonline
Published: 09:47, 16 December 2016 | Updated: 13:05, 16 December 2016

Hundreds of parents, teachers, doctors, health professionals, politicians rally against forced vaccines. NO MERCURY, FORMALDEHYDE, ALUMINIUM, MONKEY KIDNEY CELLS, ABORTED FETAL CELLS injected into our children thank you! We all thought vaccines were good, but we now find a lot of scientists and doctors discovering otherwise.
Long version here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LZwJZZGAtM
Centre for Disease Control list of ingredients –
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/b/excipient-table-2.pdf
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I was very disturbed last year when a mother contacted me and told me that her daughter was diagnosed with Lyme disease after being damaged by the Gardasil vaccine and hundreds of girls had experienced the same. Many have spontaneous dislocating joints, depression, anxiety and suicidal feelings. I have attended suicide prevention meetings and brought these topics up to be addressed but it seems to be swept under the carpet. We have a high level of these problems in Australia. I know this is a controversial issue … my immune system was badly damaged by vaccines when I was a teenager and I feel an obligation to our young to share this information.
Thanks to Ian Averil Poolman poolman and The ATOMS for the sweet tunes.

Study – Detection of measles virus RNA in urine specimens from vaccine recipients.
Abstract
Analysis of urine specimens by using reverse transcriptase-PCR was evaluated as a rapid assay to identify individuals infected with measles virus. For the study, daily urine samples were obtained from either 15-month-old children or young adults following measles immunization. Overall, measles virus RNA was detected in 10 of 12 children during the 2-week sampling period. In some cases, measles virus RNA was detected as early as 1 day or as late as 14 days after vaccination. Measles virus RNA was also detected in the urine samples from all four of the young adults between 1 and 13 days after vaccination. This assay will enable continued studies of the shedding and transmission of measles virus and, it is hoped, will provide a rapid means to identify measles infection, especially in mild or asymptomatic cases.
PDF source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC228449/pdf/332485.pdf

School Bans Unvaccinated Kids After Immunized Children Start Chickenpox Outbreak
Posted on June 10, 2017
By Annabelle Bamforth
Augora Hills, CA — Close to one-quarter of students at a California elementary school have been directed by school officials to stay home for three weeks due to a small onset of chickenpox cases that began in March.
The chickenpox outbreak at Mariposa School of Global Education in Augora Hills, California is unique because the first case of chickenpox discovered at the school was found in a student who had been fully vaccinated.
Daniel Stepenosky, the superintendent of Las Virgenes Unified School District that includes the Mariposa School, acknowledged to CBS Los Angeles that three students were found to have chickenpox. “A kindergartener, a first-grader, a third-grader. The first case happened around mid-March. The student was immunized, however still contracted chickenpox.”
According to local newspaper, The Acorn, Stepenosky noted that “(It’s) interesting . . . the first of three cases was a student that was fully immunized. . . . He was the vaccinated one.”
This student was reported to have contracted the disease back in March. After two more cases were found, the school district took action to keep the unvaccinated students out of school for three weeks.

New Studies Reveal Vaccine Harm
by Joseph Mercola, DO | Guest Writer
Published June 10, 2017
Now, two pilot studies led by Anthony Mawson,7 an interdisciplinary epidemiologist and social scientist with a doctorate in public health, have helped to shed some light on the topic.
The gold standard in scientific research is replication and, while the conclusions of these studies need to be replicated using other data sources, they are another piece of evidence showing there are negative health outcomes for vaccinated children, and that unvaccinated children are actually healthier. It’s a good start, and it’s important to know these studies exist.
Vaccination Schedule May Place Preemies at Increased Risk of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
The first paper,8 published in the peer-reviewed open-access Journal of Translational Science (April 24, 2017), is a cross-sectional study of 6- to 12-year-olds exploring the association between preterm birth, vaccination and neurodevelopmental disorders, using data from both vaccinated and unvaccinated populations. Preemies receive the same vaccines and number of doses recommended by the federal childhood vaccination schedule as full-term babies, and on the same time schedule.
Data show anywhere from 8 to 27 percent of extremely preterm infants develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Premature birth is a known risk factor for neurodevelopmental problems of varying severity, yet prior to this study, the impact of the vaccination schedule on this risk had never been assessed. Not surprisingly, the results suggest the federally recommended childhood vaccination schedule may be inappropriate for premature infants.

Putting Measles Into Perspective
Posted on January 17, 2012 by Megan
“MEASLES WAS GOING AWAY ANYWAY.”
And at any rate, and I just know this makes pro-vax people upset to hear, measles was already declining prior to the vaccination. The US graphs you can find indicate a huge visual decline, but the way the numbers are set up in the vertical axis is misleading. Check out how the axis representing the difference between 0 and 1 is represented by the same space as the difference between 2 and 20? I highlighted it in yellow for you. Another vaccine awareness group added the dotted red line, but I think that the vertical axis manipulation is even more crucial. So, visually, it looks like a huge decline after the vaccine was introduced:
Unfortunately, finding the specific numbers per year has proved challenging for me, but thankfully, I found a similar graph (similar numbers, but unofficial source) that has not included an exponentially growing vertical axis so that you can see the trend in declining measles rates prior to and including after the vaccine introduction more accurately:

Study – Catching measles in an appropriately vaccinated group: a well-circumscribed outbreak in the South East of Ireland, September-November 2013.
Abstract
A measles outbreak occurred in a school in a small town in the South East of Ireland in September-November 2013. Most (and all early) cases had one dose of the measles-mumps- rubella (MMR) vaccination. All suspected cases were followed up, in order to advise on sampling and provide public health advice to them and their contacts. MMR vaccination control measures were instituted in the town. These included early second MMR in primary schools and childcare facilities, bringing forward the planned school MMR catch-up programme, early first MMR dose for children aged 6-12 months and targeted advice to unvaccinated children. There were 20 cases (17 confirmed) of measles associated with the outbreak. Fifteen cases occurred in the index school, with four in pre-school-age children (<4 years) who had clear epidemiological links with children at the school. This was a well-circumscribed outbreak occurring, unusually, in a well-vaccinated population. The outbreak came late to the attention of Department of Public Health staff but prompt action, once notified, and institution of control measures resulted in quick termination of the outbreak and prevention of cases in a neighbouring city.

 

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Health News – Nurses Share Heartbreaking Stories of What Happens To Babies Who Survive Abortions

A Giant Neuron Has Been Found Wrapped Around the Entire Circumference of the Brain
This could be where consciousness forms. BEC CREW 28 FEB 2017
For the first time, scientists have detected a giant neuron wrapped around the entire circumference of a mouse’s brain, and it’s so densely connected across both hemispheres, it could finally explain the origins of consciousness.
Using a new imaging technique, the team detected the giant neuron emanating from one of the best-connected regions in the brain, and say it could be coordinating signals from different areas to create conscious thought.
This recently discovered neuron is one of three that have been detected for the first time in a mammal’s brain, and the new imaging technique could help us figure out if similar structures have gone undetected in our own brains for centuries.
At a recent meeting of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies initiative in Maryland, a team from the Allen Institute for Brain Science described how all three neurons stretch across both hemispheres of the brain, but the largest one wraps around the organ’s circumference like a “crown of thorns”.
You can see them highlighted in the image at the top of the page.
Lead researcher Christof Koch told Sara Reardon at Nature that they’ve never seen neurons extend so far across both regions of the brain before.
Oddly enough, all three giant neurons happen to emanate from a part of the brain that’s shown intriguing connections to human consciousness in the past – the claustrum, a thin sheet of grey matter that could be the most connected structure in the entire brain, based on volume.

USGS Finally Admits That Fracking Causes Earthquakes
Posted by Aaron Kesel | Mar 2, 2017
It has taken years to finally admit it, but the U.S. Geological Survey has just confirmed that three million Americans are at risk from human-induced earthquakes caused by wastewater disposal, a process in fracking, in 2017.
The study was focused on the U.S. Central East, primarily on Oklahoma and Kansas, who don’t normally get large earthquakes. Due to wastewater disposal however, their risk is now equal to that of California.
“Between 1980 and 2000, Oklahoma averaged about two earthquakes greater than or equal to magnitude 2.7 per year. However, this number jumped to about 2,500 in 2014, 4,000 in 2015 and 2,500 in 2016. The decline in 2016 may be due in part to injection restrictions implemented by the state officials. Of the earthquakes last year, 21 were greater than magnitude 4.0 and three were greater than magnitude 5.0,” the USGS said.
The report concluded that wastewater disposal from fracking is triggering larger quakes, and the drop of larger quakes is due to restrictions on fracking.
“Wastewater injection may have decreased in 2016 as a result of new regulations for its disposal, or slowed due to lower oil prices and less overall production,” the USGS said.
During the fracking process, wastewater is disposed of by injecting it deep into underground wells at high pressure. That water fills up dormant faults, causing tectonic plates to slip which enables the quakes, according to the USGS.

New USGS Maps Identify Potential Ground-Shaking Hazards in 2017
The central U.S. faces continued hazards from human-induced earthquakes
Release Date: March 1, 2017
New USGS maps identify potential ground-shaking hazards in 2017 from both human-induced and natural earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S.
Damage to buildings in Cushing, Oklahoma from the magnitude 5.0 earthquake on November 6, 2016. Unreinforced brick and stone masonry buildings and facades are vulnerable to strong shaking. Photograph credit: Dolan Paris, USGS
New USGS maps identify potential ground-shaking hazards in 2017 from both human-induced and natural earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S., known as the CEUS. This is the second consecutive  year both types of hazards are forecasted, as previous USGS maps only identified hazards from natural earthquakes. This research was published today in Seismological Research Letters.
Approximately 3.5 million people live and work in areas of the CEUS with significant potential for damaging shaking from induced seismicity in 2017. The majority of this population is in Oklahoma and southern Kansas.
Research also shows that an additional half million people in the CEUS face a significant chance of damage from natural earthquakes in 2017, which brings the total number of people at high risk from both natural and human-induced earthquakes to about 4 million.
“The good news is that the overall seismic hazard for this year is lower than in the 2016 forecast, but despite this decrease, there is still a significant likelihood for damaging ground shaking in the CEUS in the year ahead,” said Mark Petersen, chief of the USGS National Seismic Hazard Mapping Project.
The 2017 forecast decreased compared to last year because fewer felt earthquakes occurred in 2016 than in 2015. This may be due to a decrease in wastewater injection resulting from regulatory actions and/or from a decrease in oil and gas production due to lower prices.

Nurses Share Heartbreaking Stories of What Happens To Babies Who Survive Abortions
Often when a baby is born alive during an abortion procedure, the child is kept in the abortion clinic until he or she dies. In rare cases, the abortionist himself takes action to kill the baby. But sometimes the baby is transferred to a hospital, where he can be given medical care.
Unfortunately, it is the policy of many hospitals simply to allow these babies to die.
Nurse Kathleen Malloy, from Jacksonville, Florida, witnessed the death of one baby who was born after a saline abortion and transferred to her hospital. Melanie Green of Last Days Ministries quoted Malloy in her pamphlet “Children: Things We Throw Away?” Malloy tells her story:
I worked the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift, and when we weren’t busy, I’d go out to help with the newborns. One night I saw a bassinet outside the nursery. There was a baby in this bassinet – a crying, perfectly formed baby – but there was a difference in this child. She had been scalded. She was the child of a saline abortion.
This little girl looked as if she had been put in a pot of boiling water. No doctor, no nurse, no parent, to comfort this hurt, burned child. She was left alone to die in pain. They wouldn’t let her in the nursery – they didn’t even bother to cover her.
I was ashamed of my profession that night! It’s hard to believe this can happen in our modern hospitals, but it does. It happens all the time. I thought a hospital was a place to heal the sick – not a place to kill.
I asked a nurse at another hospital what they do with their babies that are aborted by saline. Unlike my hospital, where the baby was left alone struggling for breath, their hospital puts the infant in a bucket and puts the lid on. Suffocation! Death by suffocation!
A saline abortion is performed by injecting the caustic saline solution into the amniotic fluid that surrounds an unborn baby in the second trimester. The baby breathes in the fluid, which burns her lungs and scorches her skin, causing her to die within several hours.
The mother then goes through labor to give birth to the dead baby.

NIH Scientists Identify Potent Antibody that Neutralizes Nearly All HIV Strains

NIH Scientists Identify Potent Antibody that Neutralizes Nearly All HIV Strains
Scientists from the National Institutes of Health have identified an antibody from an HIV-infected person that potently neutralized 98 percent of HIV isolates tested, including 16 of 20 strains resistant to other antibodies of the same class. The remarkable breadth and potency of this antibody, named N6, make it an attractive candidate for further development to potentially treat or prevent HIV infection, say the researchers.
The scientists, led by Mark Connors, M.D., of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), also tracked the evolution of N6 over time to understand how it developed the ability to potently neutralize nearly all HIV strains. This information will help inform the design of vaccines to elicit such broadly neutralizing antibodies.
Identifying broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV has been difficult because the virus rapidly changes its surface proteins to evade recognition by the immune system. In 2010, scientists at NIAID’s Vaccine Research Center (VRC) discovered an antibody called VRC01 that can stop up to 90 percent of HIV strains from infecting human cells. Like VRC01, N6 blocks infection by binding to a part of the HIV envelope called the CD4 binding site, preventing the virus from attaching itself to immune cells.
Findings from the current study showed that N6 evolved a unique mode of binding that depends less on a variable area of the HIV envelope known as the V5 region and focuses more on conserved regions, which change relatively little among HIV strains. This allows N6 to tolerate changes in the HIV envelope, including the attachment of sugars in the V5 region, a major mechanism by which HIV develops resistance to other VRC01-class antibodies.
The new findings suggest that N6 could pose advantages over VRC01, which currently is being assessed as intravenous infusions in clinical trials to see if it can safely prevent HIV infection in humans. Due to its potency, N6 may offer stronger and more durable prevention and treatment benefits, and researchers may be able to administer it subcutaneously (into the fat under the skin) rather than intravenously. In addition, its ability to neutralize nearly all HIV strains would be advantageous for both prevention and treatment strategies.

How the NSA might use Hotmail, Yahoo or other cookies to identify Tor users

How the NSA might use Hotmail, Yahoo or other cookies to identify Tor users

One of the more intriguing revelations in the most recent leak of NSA documents is the prospect that the spy agency is using browser cookies from Yahoo, Hotmail or the Google-owned DoubleClick ad network to decloak users of the Tor anonymity service.

One slide from a June 2012 presentation titled “Tor Stinks” carried the heading “Analytics: Cookie Leakage” followed by the words “DoubleclickID seen on Tor and nonTor IPs.” The somewhat cryptic slide led to rampant speculation on Twitter and elsewhere that the NSA and its British counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), are able to bypass Tor protections by somehow manipulating the cookies Google uses to track people who have viewed DoubleClick ads. Principal volunteers with the Tor Project believe such a scenario is “plausible,” but only in limited cases. Before explaining why, it helps to discuss how such an attack might work.

As documented elsewhere in the “Tor Stinks” presentation, the spy agencies sometimes use secret servers that are located on the Internet backbone to redirect some targets to another set of secret servers that impersonate the websites the targets intended to visit. Given their privileged location, the secret backbone nodes, dubbed “Quantum,” are able to respond to the requests faster than the intended server, allowing them to win a “race condition.” Government spies can’t track cookies within the Tor network, because traffic is encrypted during its circuitous route through three different relays. But if the spies can watch the Internet backbone, they may be able to grab or manipulate cookies once the data exits Tor and heads toward its final destination.

A slide later in the deck refers to something called “QUANTUMCOOKIE,” which purportedly “forces clients to divulge stored cookies.” There are multiple ways to interpret such a vague bullet point. One of the more plausible is that the Quantum backbone servers can be used to serve cookies not just from DoubleClick or Google, but from Yahoo, Hotmail, or any other widely used Internet service.