U.S. tech giants come under increasing scrutiny abroad

It seems somewhat unlikely that Washington will muster the willpower to regulate "big tech" in any meaningful way any time soon, even as the industry becomes the focus of growing criticism in the United States. Yet increasingly, the American companies that dominate the digital world are finding themselves the target of foreign critics and regulators. … Continue reading U.S. tech giants come under increasing scrutiny abroad

Tech companies, governments cracking down on free speech online

It's no surprise that tech companies such as Google and GoDaddy came under pressure to drop clients such as the neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer following extremist violence in Charlottesville earlier this month. But given the ongoing controversies over internet censorship not only in the United States but around the world, it is also understandable … Continue reading Tech companies, governments cracking down on free speech online

Syrian refugees catch jihadist the day after candidates scold a whole religion

At the second presidential election debate of 2016 on Sunday, the candidates were asked what they would do to help Muslim Americans deal with being labeled as threats to the country as a result of rising Islamophobia in the wake of recent terrorist attacks. Neither had much to say that Muslims could have found very … Continue reading Syrian refugees catch jihadist the day after candidates scold a whole religion

E.U. eyes security, surveillance centralization in wake of Brexit, terror attacks

Late last week reports surfaced that France and Germany, in the wake of recent terror attacks and Britain's vote to leave the European Union, are forming a joint plan for a potential "relaunch of European defence," which would involve greater security coordination among E.U. countries. The goal of the project is to restructure Europe's defense … Continue reading E.U. eyes security, surveillance centralization in wake of Brexit, terror attacks

Elites Wrap Up Busy Bilderberg Weekend

A sampling of the rich and powerful of Europe and America gathered in Dresden, Germany over the weekend to discuss, among other things, the "geo-politics of energy and commodity prices" and "technological innovation." It was the 64th annualĀ Bilderberg Meeting, and despite predictable attempts to maintain secrecy, the conferenceĀ provided some surprises. One of the most remarkable … Continue reading Elites Wrap Up Busy Bilderberg Weekend

Bilderberg Details Elusive as Dresden Meeting Nears

While the news cycle focuses on the U.S. presidential election and Democratic primaries, another event this week may influence the course of world events equally if not more, though it's hard to say, given its secrecy. The 2016 meeting of the Bilderberg Group kicks off in Dresden, Germany this Thursday and lasts through the weekend. … Continue reading Bilderberg Details Elusive as Dresden Meeting Nears