Now the Guardian says that the British spy agency GCHQ has a program called “Tempora” more recent  but broader than the “Prism” of the US National Security Agency, to spy on phone calls and Internet activity of citizens. The British are tapping directly fibre-optic cables to collect secretly “vast quantities of global email messages, Facebook posts, internet […]

Facebook has recently come under attack for failing to enforce its own guidelines on hate speech and violent imagery. The website is reacting. At the beginning of May, it reversed a decision not to remove a video which showed a man being beheaded as it did not break the social network’s policy. After that, the […]

Summary: Vatican City, 24 May 2013 (VIS) – “The trafficking of persons is an ignoble activity, a disgrace to our society that calls itself ‘civilized’! Exploiters and clients at all levels should make a serious examination of conscience, within themselves and before God!” These were the Pope’s words to the participants in the plenary assembly […]

Pope Francis said during a speech to the new ambassadors to the Vatican that “there is a need for financial reform along ethical lines that would produce in its turn an economic reform to benefit everyone” and explained that there is a “cult of money”, a “tyranny”, but “money has to serve not to rule!”. After […]

A doctor of Philadelphia has been found guilty of murdering three babies with scissors after they were born alive during late-term abortions at his clinic serving low-income women, and now faces the possibility of the death penalty for first degree murder. At least the prosecutors said they will ask for that. Kermit Gosnell, also was found guilty of the involuntary […]

Seven subjects off limits for teaching, Chinese universities told | South China Morning Post. Summary: Mainland universities have been ordered to steer clear of seven topics in their teaching, including universal values, press freedom and civil rights, two university staff said, offering an insight into ideological control under the new Communist Party leaders. A law professor […]

I was a very green journalist going to cover some low-key cultural event in my city ready to a boring evening, when suddenly I saw from my taxi a car speeding with three or for men two of them clearly armed with guns. We were close to the palace of the Civil Governor who was […]