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Swiss man gets suspended prison term for spying in Germany

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A Swiss man was handed a suspended prison term of nearly two years and a fine on Thursday for spying on a German tax authority, in a case that has pitted Swiss bank secrecy against Germany’s clampdown on tax evasion.<p>The penalty was relatively modest as spying for a foreign …

Google is being sued in the U.K. for spying on iPhone users

A court claim has been filed against Google alleging the company illegally harvested personal data from millions of iPhones between 2011-2012, reports the <i>Times</i>. <b>The claim alleges that during that time, Google embedded code in iPhones that tricked the Safari web browser to reveal to Google the</b> …

UBC shelves new freedom of expression statement

The University of British Columbia has shelved a draft of a new statement on freedom of expression that professors argued was necessary to provide boundaries amid a wave of controversies at Canadian universities about how conflicts over speech and discrimination are addressed.<p>A working group of …

Russia May Make All Outside News Media Register as ‘Foreign Agents’

Russia’s Parliament approved legislation on Wednesday that could require foreign media organizations operating in Russia to label news they produce the work of a “foreign agent,” the latest step in the unraveling of relations since the United States accused Russia of meddling in the 2016 …

What’s so scary about free speech on campus?

Back in the 1960s, a free-speech movement swept North American campuses and launched a new era of social and political ferment. It was a heady, liberating time – time for dissent, challenge and dangerous ideas. It was perhaps the counterculture's finest hour.<p>Today, university campuses are where …

When a deaf singer gets death threats from other deaf people, something’s wrong | Josh Salisbury

The treatment of America’s Got Talent finalist Mandy Harvey shows that as deaf people we need to move beyond the oralism v sign language split<p>When the America’s Got Talent finalist Mandy Harvey first appeared on the show, she caused a social media storm. Harvey became deaf due to an illness, but …

Healthcare rationing: what does NHS England intend to do?

A meeting on Thursday will address how the health service plans ahead in light of this month’s budget disappointment<p>The board of NHS England, which runs the health service in England, is holding a scheduled monthly meeting at its headquarters: Skipton House in Elephant & Castle in south …

Nazi art theft: Germany helps Jewish collector's heirs hunt stolen works

Descendants of Berlin publisher Rudolf Mosse working with state-funded experts to try to recover thousands of lost pieces<p>The American heirs of a German-Jewish family have launched an unprecedented partnership with German state institutions to try to recover a vast art collection stolen by the Nazis.<p>…

Art

Looted paintings owned by a Nazi-era art dealer have gone on display

A handout picture made available on 21 November 2013 shows a portrait of art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt take by Fritz Alter sen. ca. 1925 (bromoil …

Fine Art

Hidden Treasures of Nazis’ Art Dealer Finally Go on Display

Weeks after a German magazine tipped off the world that an 80-year-old man had hoarded hundreds of artworks collected by his father during the Nazi era in a Munich apartment, the world gasped at the prospect of rediscovering long-lost treasures.<p>This week, four years after the discovery of the …

The glamour and misery of Weimar Germany

A new exhibition shows how painters captured the splendour of the fledgling democracy – and anticipated its demise<p>“The painter is the eyes of the …

Painting Stolen By The Nazis Is Returned To Poland

<b>Updated at 5:45 p.m. ET</b><p>A 19th century painting by Polish artist Robert Sliwinski that was stolen by the Nazis during World War II was returned to its home country and presented to the public on Wednesday.<p>After a tip from Poland's Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, FBI agents recovered the …

Woman says she was sexually assaulted at Massage Envy

<b>(CNN) —</b> A woman says she was sexually assaulted while getting a massage at a Massage Envy in Washington in September.<p>Tara Woodley spoke publicly about the alleged incident a day after Buzzfeed reported that more than 180 people have "filed sexual assault lawsuits, police reports, and state board …

Corporate Culture

Woman who killed disabled daughter dies in apparent suicide

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Chicago-area woman who was scheduled to return to prison Monday for killing her disabled daughter in 2015 was found dead in her apartment of an apparent suicide.<p>Frank Shuftan, a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, said 57-year-old Bonnie Liltz was pronounced dead on …

Empathy