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Free Speech on College Campuses: Charlie Rose

We examine the state of free speech on college campuses. There has recently been a growing tendency of intolerance for freedom of speech and …

College & University

Why People Shut Down When Their Political Beliefs Are Challenged

When it comes to politics, why can’t we all just get along? New brain imaging research offers a rather alarming neurological explanation.<p>As we’ve repeatedly seen in this divisive post-election season, political beliefs are so deeply entrenched in the psyche that people will often defend them even …

The Brain

How Russia Weaponizes Fake News

Russia gets a lot of attention over its ongoing aggression in Ukraine and other former Soviet states. What does not get a lot of attention is …

Russia

Word Power

A SPECTER IS HAUNTING Timothy Garton Ash’s book <i>Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World</i> — it is “the specter of what in the West is called …

Personal Data

I’m Brainwashing You For Your Own Good: ‘Rocks Fall Everyone Dies’

There’s a cliff overlooking the town of Three Peaks, and if it crumbles, then all of the townsfolk will die. At least, that’s what Aspen Quick’s …

Jazz Jennings Confronts Anti-Trans Teacher After He Accuses Her of 'Brainwashing' Kids with Her Book

Jazz Jennings isn’t afraid to stand up for herself.<p>In an exclusive sneak peek at Wednesday’s episode of her TLC docu-series <i>I Am Jazz</i>, the transgender …

Soccer

Mother Teresa tried to brainwash Hindus to become Christians and fuelled a violent Indian insurgency, claim BJP leaders

Mother Teresa conspired to “brainwash” Hindus into Christianity and helped fuel a violent military insurgency in India’s northeast, leaders of India’s ruling BJP have claimed.<p>The controversy come just weeks ahead of Mother Teresa’s canonisation on September 4, when celebrations are expected in her …

India

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

15 minutes ago<p>Fans and media react as big changes are coming to the Kansas City Chiefs.<p>26 minutes ago<p>Smith will sign a four-year contract with the …

Is Kim Jong Un Afraid Of Media? North Korea Bans Mobile Internet Usage For Overseas Citizens Over Kim Jong Nam’s Death News, Report Says

The North Korean government banned its citizens working in other countries from accessing mobile internet to tackle the spread of the news about …

Court Rules That Police Can Force You To Tell Them Your Phone’s Passcode

Smartphones have taken over our lives faster than the law is able to deal with. For a few years now, it’s been kind of an open legal question whether …

Surveillance

Donald Trump’s coming police state: We have a president who wants unlimited power and won’t respect the rule of law

He wasn’t kidding about being the “law and order” president. What that will mean looks more chilling every day<p>It would appear that some of the folks who were hoping that Donald Trump was actually an isolationist "jobs" president, rather than the authoritarian white nationalist with imperial …

Donald Trump

Using a mind reading device, 'locked-in' patients told researchers they're happy

In a major breakthrough, a team of European researchers has developed a high-tech solution to give a voice to the voiceless.<p>By using a brain-computer …

Trump, tech, and the future of government surveillance

Beginning with 2013’s Snowden leaks, the Obama administration publicly wrestled with various thorny issues at the intersection of technology and government surveillance.<p>When, how, and for what purposes should the government collect personal communications and other data? Is it ever appropriate for …

Surveillance

Yes, the NSA Can Spy on Every US Citizen

We've learned from investigations that the NSA and FBI have direct access to the servers of numerous tech-industry giants including Google, Facebook, and Apple through the use of PRISM—a program that enables intelligence analysts to intercept any form...<p>NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland.</i> …

Surveillance

How to reclaim identity as a positive political force

Identity has been one of the most decisive and divisive political phenomena of the past 12 months. A particular understanding of national identity …

Stereotypes

Interview with Turkish sociologist Nilufer Gole: "There is a collective will to live together"

<i>Ms Gole, in the past, you have argued that Europe must avoid a clash of civilisations and instead build a new society where Muslims play a major</i> …

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

What Press Freedom Means When You Can Just Press 'Tweet'

Social media will increasingly challenge First Amendment law.<p>Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court argument about whether sex offenders can be barred from social media had the justices observing that even the president uses Twitter. But the ubiquity of social media in politics is only the most superficial …

Social Media
North Africa

Senior China government adviser criticizes web censorship

BEIJING (AP) — A senior Chinese government adviser has warned that the country's internet censorship is hampering scientific research and economic development, in a rare public criticism of a sensitive policy that the government has vigorously defended.<p>Slow access to overseas academic websites have …

China

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Producer and documentarian Alex Gibney and whistleblower Dan David speak with MarketWatch about Chinese reverse mergers and short-selling.<p>10:12 a.m. …

Mergers & Acquisitions

Federal agents can search your phone at the US border — here's how to protect your personal information

When you're entering the United States, federal agents have broad authority to search citizens and visitors alike — but a new lawsuit filed Wednesday is trying to change that.<p>The lawsuit, filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union, seeks to prevent agents …

Surveillance

Source Code Perfectly Captures the Claustrophobic Horror of Surveillance State Science

<i>Source Code</i> keeps you guessing as to what kind of movie it is until you’re halfway through it, and that is just one of the things that makes it …

Why Congress Can’t Seem to Fix This 30-Year-Old Law Governing Your Electronic Data - MIT Technology Review

You may not know it, but there is a 30-year-old law that federal investigators can use to access your stored electronic content. It went into effect …

Surveillance
Surveillance