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Digital India... where allowed

Kashmiris are adapting to life without internet. India’s government enforced a draconian communications blackout almost 80 days ago, but residents in the disputed territory are managing. They’re using landlines, delivering messages via scooters, and getting satellite TV.

How Kashmiris are adapting to everyday life without the internet

This situation is utterly extraordinary. Nearly three months without internet, and only limited cellphone availability, as a blunt, likely counterproductive crowd control measure in a disputed, mostly Muslim region that’s a huge problem for the Hindu nationalist central government. A problem that the

This situation is utterly extraordinary. Nearly three months without internet, and only limited cellphone availability, as a blunt, likely counterproductive crowd control measure in a disputed, mostly Muslim region that’s a huge problem for the Hindu nationalist central government. A problem that the prime minister and other key figures are, seemingly, neither equipped nor willing to solve in a sensitive, nuanced manner. How long can the leaders of the world’s biggest democracy keep this up?

Consequential court cases

US businesses urge the Supreme Court to protect Dreamers. As hundreds of thousands of immigrants wait for the court to decide their fate in a case next month, Apple and other companies earning “trillions annually” argued that Dreamers are vital to their work.

Apple and US businesses earning “trillions annually” urge SCOTUS to protect Dreamers

The US Supreme Court is going to piss off some powerful people when it decides the fate of Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children and now contribute to society. Whether it'll be the US president, who wants to rescind immigration protections for them, or Apple chief Tim Cook

The US Supreme Court is going to piss off some powerful people when it decides the fate of Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children and now contribute to society. Whether it'll be the US president, who wants to rescind immigration protections for them, or Apple chief Tim Cook, who argues Dreamers are vital to innovation and the economy, is unclear. What's certain is that the justices will hear arguments on this controversial matter shortly.

A US Supreme Court case could unravel consumer protections. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau faces a legal challenge from conservatives, bankers, and its own Trump-appointed leadership that might undo its work since its creation in 2010.

A new Supreme Court case could unravel financial protections for US consumers

Last week, SCOTUS agreed to hear a case challenging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's leadership structure. That might not sound too compelling but the matter could unravel nearly a decade of work done by the agency created to protect Americans from predatory bankers and lenders.

Millions

Last week, SCOTUS agreed to hear a case challenging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's leadership structure. That might not sound too compelling but the matter could unravel nearly a decade of work done by the agency created to protect Americans from predatory bankers and lenders.

Millions of people have been helped and billions of dollars collected by the agency but, under the Trump administration, the CFPB is now arguing against itself in the Supreme Court, siding with challengers who were being investigated by the bureau.

Africa online

It will take $100 billion to get broadband to all Africans by 2030. To bring an additional 1.1 billion people online, investors, industry, and government will need to expand city infrastructure and create satellite networks to reach rural areas.

It will take $100 billion spent over the next decade to get broadband to all Africans by 2030

The most important issue here to solve is how those companies offering the access are going to develop both standard and capabilities of this broadband for an entire continent.

Africa has struggled through centuries: defending from outsiders and preserving its own way of life, linked undeniably to

The most important issue here to solve is how those companies offering the access are going to develop both standard and capabilities of this broadband for an entire continent.

Africa has struggled through centuries: defending from outsiders and preserving its own way of life, linked undeniably to our roots as humanity. As societies all connected between devices, services and data, our responsibilities should prevent the massive digital recollection of personal information from more than 1 billion people living in the place on Earth where our ancestors made the first footprint of what we are now as a specie.

We all want to reach out to the place where life were spotted several years ago., but we need to create safety conditions for all who gets online everyday. Let’s not repeat the flawed models already happening in here, Latin America.

The future of travel

The world's longest flight has landed. The 19-and-a-half-hour ride took passengers, including one exhausted Bloomberg reporter, 10,100 miles (16,200 kilometers) from New York to Sydney.

I Just Took the World's First 20-Hour Flight. Here's What It Did to Me

Longest flight I’ve ever done was Hong Kong to NYC on Cathay. Great airline with wonderful staff in my limited experience. After 10 hours a certain “we’re all in this together” camaraderie developed. I’d jump at a 20 hr flight.

It's an interesting idea but ultimately, I think it may take a toll on people.. People don't have patience and I did a 15 hr non stop flight and even that was brutal. I think Qantas needs to test a flight like this out with regular people to see if this is doable.

Sign. Me. Up!

Although this flight--with all its media and research fanfare--isn't that far off the longest flight currently in operation. It's only 40 minutes longer than the 19-hour ones today.

As the article says, it requires an immense amount of discipline to do this kind of a flight well. May not suit older travellers or young families. I’m also thinking of a recent news article about the potential reintroduction of Concorde-speed flights between London and New York. Taking that speed to

As the article says, it requires an immense amount of discipline to do this kind of a flight well. May not suit older travellers or young families. I’m also thinking of a recent news article about the potential reintroduction of Concorde-speed flights between London and New York. Taking that speed to reduce the length of New York to Sydney is a different project altogether I guess.

At the president's houses

Donald Trump decided not to host the G7 summit at his hotel. The president blamed his reversal on "Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility," but ethics experts say his decision not to award himself a major contract is "a bow to reality."

“A bow to reality”: Trump reverses decision to host G7 at his own resort

Having lived in South Florida, I can attest that it's not the best place to go in June. That is the start of the angry season in the region, when the sun gets so hot it makes you mad just to walk outside. So Trump's claims that his Miami resort would made a great place for the G7 summit of world economic

Having lived in South Florida, I can attest that it's not the best place to go in June. That is the start of the angry season in the region, when the sun gets so hot it makes you mad just to walk outside. So Trump's claims that his Miami resort would made a great place for the G7 summit of world economic leaders is totally unsupportable, even putting aside the critical issue of presidential self-dealing. And it seems that even Trump must bow to reality sometimes, which is why he is nixing the decision to offer his resort as the locale for the summit. The world's leaders will no doubt be pleased not to have to travel to the heat just to appease this US president.

The best respite from politics is at the White House. On tours of the executive residence, talk of trees and turnips trumps talk of impeachment.

The best respite from politics is at the White House

It was dark and cold when I set out by bike for the White House yesterday hoping to secure a spot in the garden tour. By 7 AM there was a line. By 7:20 it was wrapping around Constitutional Avenue. But after a long, chilly wait, the sun rose and the secret service let garden tourists in and it was surprisingly

It was dark and cold when I set out by bike for the White House yesterday hoping to secure a spot in the garden tour. By 7 AM there was a line. By 7:20 it was wrapping around Constitutional Avenue. But after a long, chilly wait, the sun rose and the secret service let garden tourists in and it was surprisingly fun being allowed to wander the grounds of the White House with other commoners. Honestly, I was impressed with how pleasant the event was—even Melania Trump's brochure was mild and polite and showed none of the usual Trump bluster, just sweet talk of trees and government.

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U.S. Intelligence Chiefs Are Sounding the Alarm About the Administration* They Work For

U.S. Intelligence Chiefs Are Sounding the Alarm About the Administration* They Work For

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  • It was once famously said, “a spy should be like the devil, no one should trust him, not even himself.” When dealing with intelligence assets, even ones as sophisticated and far reaching that inform US foreign policy, it’s important to never discount that outlook.

    Unfortunately from their perspective

    It was once famously said, “a spy should be like the devil, no one should trust him, not even himself.” When dealing with intelligence assets, even ones as sophisticated and far reaching that inform US foreign policy, it’s important to never discount that outlook.

    Unfortunately from their perspective, the President would be unlikely to meet their criteria for being adequately informed. While this is most certainly true to some degree, part of this must be sour grapes. Trump has not had a great relationship with the intelligence community, and they may not be receiving the audience they have come to previously expect.

  • Hard to express what is crazy in this article , I’m watching an exceptional movie as I read this article, watch

    “ Shock & Awe” with all the old real footage of Rumsfeld & Cheney and then try & square your desire for the badges you want to pin on your Intelligance organizations and compare Donald Trump

    Hard to express what is crazy in this article , I’m watching an exceptional movie as I read this article, watch

    “ Shock & Awe” with all the old real footage of Rumsfeld & Cheney and then try & square your desire for the badges you want to pin on your Intelligance organizations and compare Donald Trump on the weigh scale of Moronic behaviour with these men in your very short past. ( What was the Intelligance communities spin on “ Muslim Brotherhood” visiting Obama ? but in fairness to him he may have honestly been seeking to simply have dialogue which can be laudable if sincere , ( Trump & Putin ) ?

  • I can only.hope we all start paying attention to what is really going on beyond his oval office because he is causing so much static and we know what he is not doing well. His job is to run thiings smoothly not chop off the heads of all who do not bow to his whims. He does not know what's going on.