Carpenter: Preventing Liberty from Becoming a Coronavirus Fatality

April 01, 2020

In a recent commentary, Ted Carpenter, Senior Fellow for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, explains how collective public panic about the COVID-19 pandemic creates the danger that government measures designed to deal with the outbreak may lead to enormous collateral damage to the freedoms that Americans take for granted.

McKinsey & Company Provides Insights on COVID-19 Implications

April 01, 2020

McKinsey & Company is providing updates regarding the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, including an article intended to provide business leaders with a perspective on the evolving situation and implications for their companies.

Wilson and Charlton: COVID-19 Pandemic Threatens EU Unity

April 01, 2020

Associated Press reporters Joseph Wilson and Angela Charlton explain how the COVID-19 pandemic could renew the divisive feelings between northern and southern EU member states that resulted from the 2008 recession and tough financial measures imposed as a condition to the provision of relief.

Indonesia's Islamic Sects Advocate Niqab Coverings for All Women

April 01, 2020

The range of born-again Islamic sects across Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, are promoting the full-body-full-face covering of all women under the niqab, a practice that has raised concerns among the country's political democratizers as a sign of growing social pressure by hardline Islamists.

 

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  • Pro Publica: China Built a Twitter Propaganda Machine and Let It Loose on Coronavirus

    April 01, 2020

    Since August 2019, ProPublica has tracked more than 10,000 suspected fake Twitter accounts involved in a coordinated influence campaign with ties to the Chinese government, which Chinese authorities are using to spread propaganda relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

     
  • Cliffe: COVID-19 Bio-surveillance Measures May Threaten Freedom

    April 01, 2020

    Writing in NewStatesmanAmerica, Jeremy Cliffe explains whey the creation and distribution of bio-surveillance power in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic should be the primary concern of the friends of democracy and civil liberties.

     
  • Cheeseman: The Coronavirus Could Topple Governments Around the World

    April 01, 2020

    Writing in Foreign Policy, Nic Cheeseman, professor of democracy and international development at the University of Birmingham, opines that the COVID-19 pandemic may have severe governance consequences in countries where political institutions are relatively weak and where the illness or death of a leader has been known to generate the kind of power vacuum that might inspire rival leaders, opposition parties, or the military to launch a power grab.

     
 
  • McKinsey & Company Provides Insights on COVID-19 Implications

    April 01, 2020

    McKinsey & Company is providing updates regarding the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, including an article intended to provide business leaders with a perspective on the evolving situation and implications for their companies.

     
  • EFF: How Google Shares, Monetizes, and Exploits User Data

    March 24, 2020

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation ("EFF") explains that Google monetizes what it observes about people by using data to build individual profiles with demographics and interests that advertisers use to target groups based on traits and by sharing data with advertisers directly and soliciting bids on individual ads.

     
  • Walle: Companies Need to Address Data Ethics as Well as Data Privacy

    March 16, 2020

    Writing in Forbes, Thomas Walle explains why, beyond the hard legal guidelines relating to data privacy, companies should be equally concerned about data ethics relating to how collected data is used for commercial purposes.

     
 
 
  • Canadian Woman Lured by IS to Syria Details Jihadist Recruiting Strategy

    April 01, 2020

    A Canadian woman supporter of IS who is now seeking repatriation from a detention camp in Syria details the combination of sophisticated recruiting and brutal repression used by jihadists to enmesh Western women in the jihadist project.

     
  • Indonesia's Islamic Sects Advocate Niqab Coverings for All Women

    April 01, 2020

    The range of born-again Islamic sects across Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, are promoting the full-body-full-face covering of all women under the niqab, a practice that has raised concerns among the country's political democratizers as a sign of growing social pressure by hardline Islamists.

     
  • Nordic Monitor: Coronavirus Pandemic Fuels Hate Speech in Turkey

    April 01, 2020

    According to the Nordic Monitor, the coronavirus pandemic has fueled hate and xenophobic speech in the predominantly pro-government Turkish media, which accuses the usually targeted groups and countries including Jews, the Gülen movement and the West of being the source of COVID-19 and spreading the virus among Turkish society.