The story so far...part 1, February to April 2020

Since February of this year, every Monday we've been publishing a new episode in a series entitled EXPOSED! where we seek to expose government misconduct and corporate malfeasance, resulting in invasion of individuals basic rights, exploitation of disadvantaged groups and wide-scale environmental destruction, mostly always in the pursuit of power, money or both.

In this first omnibus edition, we are reproducing the first 10 stories in the series, many of the companies and institutions covered are household names, many are generics for their respective industries/segments. Some is historic, much is more recent. We will constantly update the articles and attempt to provide alternatives or courses of action to allow you to avoid or protest the products and acts of the EXPOSED! ones.

Frankly, some of this stuff is terrifying but unless you know, you cannot act!

Episode 1: Samsung, first published Feb 3rd 2020

EXPOSED! - Samsung - the dark side of the ‘Galaxy’
Every Monday, I will be taking on corporations, exposing their unethical practices, how they sell our data and the other things that make them richer and richer at your expense. I will try to share with you not just our findings, but also provide some solutions. Today we start with the world’s best …

Episode 2: Apple, first published Feb 10th 2020

EXPOSED! - the Apple of my eye or how rotten is your iPhone (and Mac)
In the second article on corporate maleficence, I will be taking a look at the Apple Inc. Apple has shown itself to be a complete poodle when it comes to its relationship with China. During the recent mass demonstrations in Hong Kong, it pulled a crowd-sourced app from it’s App Store which allowed …

Bonus Apple package...fresh exposes on their latest exploits!

Apple doesn’t actually care about your privacy
Apple’s infallible privacy grandstanding is a masterpiece of distinguishable marketing. For Apple privacy is a clever trick with words that lets them get awa...

Episode 3: Alphabet, first published Feb 17th 2020

EXPOSED! First you learned your ABC, but then Alphabet learned all about you!
In my latest piece on corporate ‘misbehavior’, I am taking a look at Alphabet Inc. Never heard of them? Well, that’s because it is a company that does nothing - basically. However, founded in 2016, it is the holding company for all of the various companies, operations, services, projects and assets …

Episode 4: Facebook, first published Feb 24th 2020

EXPOSED! Facebook - What the Zuck is he up to now?
> Take in all of a subject’s experience, from phone numbers dialled and e-mail messages viewed to every breath taken, step made and place gone A quote from the LifeLog wiki. Talk about coincidences. On the same day that Facebook was founded, the Pentagon killed off the LifeLog project. But was it j…

Episode 5: Microsoft, first published Mar 9th 2020

EXPOSED! Microsoft - Open up those Gates!
Visionaries Bill Gates and Paul Allen set up Microsoft way back in April of 1975. Along the way, billionaires and millionaires have been created but we’d now like to report about some of the surprising stumbles and missteps that took place along the way plus provide some insights into the negative c…

Episode 6: Amazon, first published Mar 16th 2020

EXPOSED! - Amazon. The truly nasty side of capitalism.
Amazon has been described as “one of the most influential economic and cultural forces in the world”, but behind it all there is a sorry tale of corporate greed deeply entwined with a pervasive “profit at all costs” culture. From small beginnings Amazon now encompasses e-commerce, cloud computing, d…

Episode 7: HSBC, first published Mar 23rd 2020

EXPOSED! - HSBC. How low can they go?
In this latest installment of EXPOSED!, I take a long, hard look at that bastion of modern banking... the HSBC. Drug dealings One of the most shameful episodes to bring infamy upon the bank was the laundering of money for Mexican drug cartels and pariah states. Drug deaths due to the use of cocaine…

Episode 8: Starbucks, first published Mar 30th 2020

dt.gl - EXPOSED! Starbucks corporate exploitation
In this week’s installment of EXPOSED!, I take a deep dive into the murky waters that are the Starbucks corporation! From humble beginnings in Seattle back in 1971, Starbucks has now over 30,000 branches operating worldwide. As of September 2019, the USA of course topped the list with 8,575 company…

Episode 9: DuPont, first published Apr 6th 2020

EXPOSED! DuPont. Just Bad Chemistry.
In this week’s edition of EXPOSED! I’m looking into the misdeeds of one of the world’s oldest chemical companies and revealing a scarily topical development... DuPont de Nemours Inc., commonly known as DuPont was formed in August 2017 when it merged with Dow Chemical. DuPont itself goes as far back…

Episode 10: Big Pharma, first published Apr 13th 2020

feature - EXPOSED! - Big Pharma a bitter pill to swallow
In this week’s edition of EXPOSED! I’m taking a look at an industry that claims that it will ‘cure all ills’ but ultimately sickens many... > “For every $1 spent on ‘basic research’, Big Pharma spends $19 on promotions and advertising.” BMJ 2012; 345 doi: Pharmaceutical research and development: …

Exhausting, isn't it! But the fight goes on...