The Daily Populous

Saturday April 17th, 2021 morning edition

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You might not want to admit it, but you may still have a Hotmail account kicking around.

Once, though, Hotmail was hip—and quite a target for hackers.

were the first advertising-supported web-based email services, freeing users from ISP-tied accounts such as those provided by AOL and CompuServe.

Under Bill Gates’ leadership, Hotmail became part of the MSN internet platform and grew to 50 million users by summer 1999.

Through a spokesman, a group called Hackers Unite announced in Swedish media it had gained access to every single Hotmail account using a web browser.

Account access was possible by visiting a webpage that exploited a login script and typing in a Hotmail address along with the simple password “eh.”

From the webpage, anyone could read or send email from a Hotmail account. »

Americans overwhelmingly say marijuana should be legal for recreational or medical use

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Pew Research Center conducted this study to understand the public’s views about legalizing marijuana, specifically whether marijuana should be legal for medical and recreational use, medical use only, or not legal at all.

By comparison, 72% of Democrats and Democratic leaners say marijuana should be legal for both medical and recreational use, and an additional 23% say it should be legal for medical use only.

Nearly two-thirds of conservative and moderate Democrats (63%) say marijuana should be legal for medical and recreational use. »

Dietary cocoa improves health of obese mice; likely has implications for humans

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It used a commercially available cocoa product at a “physiologically achievable dose” — meaning its equivalent could be duplicated by humans.

“Doing the calculations, for people it works out to about 10 tablespoons of cocoa powder a day,” he said.

Cocoa-treated mice also had 56% lower levels of oxidative stress and 75% lower levels of DNA damage in the liver compared to high-fat-fed control mice. »

Peru to establish rainforest reserve for isolated Indigenous peoples

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After nearly twenty years of discussion, the Peruvian government has moved to establish a new Indigenous reserve for “uncontacted peoples” deep in the Amazon rainforest.

Under its PIACI law, Peru has defined ten territories for isolated peoples, of which four — including Yavarí Tapiche — have been categorized as an Indigenous reserve by the state.

“Orpio [Regional Organization of Indigenous Peoples of the East] presented solid evidence of the presence of Indigenous peoples in isolation.”. »