Jerzy Wawro

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Sartre’s “Situations” still matter

Analyzing a collection of the philosopher’s essays on study, writing and politics<p>The final item in this sprawling yet comprehensive anthology of Jean-Paul Sartre’s essays is an interview with the philosopher titled “Self-Portrait at Seventy.” The interview ends with this exchange, in which the …

Getting Ready for iOS 7: How to backup your device and set up iOS 7

Apple has announced that iOS 7 will be available tomorrow, September 18th. Before installing the update, it is recommended that you have a backup of your data. This how-to is going to walk you through backing up your iOS 6 device and transitioning it over to iOS 7:<p>First things first, let’s discuss …

Life as a US drone operator: 'It's like playing a video game for four years'

"It is a lot like playing a video game," a former Predator drone operator matter-of-factly admits to the artist Omer Fast. "But playing the same …

President Obama will address legality of drone program on Thursday

How will the US government justify targeted killings?<p>The <i>AP</i> reports that President Barack Obama will discuss the legality of his administration's controversial drone program, as well as other counterterrorism measures, during a speech on Thursday. The speech comes after mounting pressure on the …

US drone strikes condemned as illegal by Pakistan's highest court

A decision from Pakistan's highest court in Peshawar has ruled that US drone strikes on tribal lands have taken place illegally and in violation of human rights.<p>The court found that the strikes constitute war crimes, and occur without the consent of the Pakistani government, leaving a secret deal …

RAF pilots control unmanned drones on missions against the Taliban from UK soil for the first time

• Afghan raids being controlled by crews operating out of RAF Waddington<br>• Protestors marched on Lincoln base today to call for ban on 'killer' drones<br>• RAF …

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Sony's Tokio network is twice as fast as Google Fiber, costs less

Since the launch of their Fiber internet service, Google have held the crown for the world’s fastest internet speeds. However, a Sony-backed ISP has crashed the party with the release of their own Internet service in Tokyo which is both faster and cheaper.<p>Available in the Tokyo area, the Nuro …

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The Drone War Has More Victims Than the Bush-Era CIA Scandals

The agency's detention and extraordinary rendition program was an abomination. Its targeted killings are even worse.<p>Reuters<p>In a must-read column, Micah Zenko of <i>Foreign Policy</i> notes the many ways the Obama Administration has misled Congress about its targeted-killing program, and calls for a …

In a Secret Drone War, Immoral Kill Deals Will Always Tempt Us

Killing targets simply because foreign governments want them dead carries a high potential for blowback.<p>Reuters<p>Critics of America's drone war have long insisted that the secrecy surrounding it all but guarantees abuses. How could it be otherwise? CIA agents are permitted to operate as international …

What We Didn't Know About the Start of America's Drone War Killed Thousands

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The details of the bloody back-room deal between Pakistani and American officials that led to the …

Are Drone Strikes Killing Terrorists or Creating Them?

What the evidence says about one of the biggest questions in the debate over targeted killings.<p>There's been a lot of chatter recently about "Out of Sight, Out of Mind," a new online infographic which shows a chilling visualization of all estimated deaths in Pakistan caused by U.S. drone strikes, …

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Description<p>Since 2004, the US has been practicing in a new kind of clandestine military operation. The justification for using drones to take out …