Summer camps, NSA style
The US National Security Agency (NSA) has run a summer program with the goal of recruiting the next generation of cyber specialists. The agency is at the center of a controversy over the extent of its surveillance.
#Technology #United States
— August 31, 2015
Hacking a Self-driving Car
Cars that don’t require a human being at the steering wheel are set to hit public roads in the near future. But critics worry that owners could become targets of cyber attacks.
— June 23, 2015
European Charm: Wooing Georgia and Moldova
Wedged between Putin’s imperial dreams of grandeur and the modern European chevalier of human rights, Georgia and Moldova find themselves in a rather precarious situation of choosing between two would-be prince charmings.
— July 22, 2014
Copenhagen: Capital of Happiness
Denmark has once again been voted the happiest country in the world. This is a reputation that makes locals proud and when strolling around Copenhagen’s streets, it’s easy to see that the Danes may just have mastered the secret recipe to happiness.
— November 04, 2013
The Cold Rush for Nunavut’s Mineral Wealth
As environmental warming melts long frozen ice in Nunavut, the front line of climate change is facing a new “cold” rush, a dash for the North’s untapped mineral resources. Nunavut is at the heart of this tug-of-war between economic development and environmental devastation. The Inuit, the people who call the Arctic home, are in the […]
#Canada #Energy #Environment #Society
— October 03, 2013
Andorra: Heart of the Pyrenees
An alpine nation wedged between France and Spain, Andorra is one of the smallest countries in Europe. Haven’t heard about this tiny principality? That doesn’t bother Andorrans so much.
— September 09, 2013
Stockholm, Frozen in Time
Stockholm’s history is everywhere and its oldest structures are better preserved than in most European capitals. When strolling along Nybroplan, one of Stockholm’s ports, one can almost imagine when Vikings ruled this region.
— September 02, 2013
Lyon: Culinary Pleasures
Lyon, France’s most understated city. France’s third-largest city has a rich culinary tradition and is the hometown of some of France’s most renowned chefs: Paul Bocuse, Mère Brazier, not to mention the plethora of famous French Michelin chefs who have worked here.
— August 26, 2013
Student Life in Uppsala
Are you curious about how to imitate a real Swedish student? It takes a bit of practice to be immersed in Uppsala’s vibrant student culture. Here is a road map to help even the most culturally naïve navigate a day in the life of a student at Uppsala University.
— August 19, 2013
Munich, Bavarian Style
“Oans, zwoa, g’suffa!” shouts the man sitting behind me as he downs a beer. Dressed head to toe in lederhosen while singing Bavarian drinking songs, clearly, he is proud to be Bavarian. This isn’t an uncommon scene in Munich, Bavaria’s capital.
— August 05, 2013
White Supremacy Groups Ignored as Terrorist Threats
Muslim communities, especially in urban centres, are under constant surveillance and every person—man, woman and child—is a suspect. In their fanatical effort to harass people marked by differences, it seems US military, police and law makers have ignored those who are the biggest terrorism organizations in the US: white supremacist groups.
#Politics #Terrorism #United States
— September 21, 2012
Akin Gate: A Play-by-Play
It’s been a rough week for conservatives in the United States. The Republican Party has been in damage control overdrive after Akin Gate and its ensuing backlash have shot women’s reproductive issues to the forefront of the US political debate.
#Gender #Politics #United States
— September 06, 2012
Anti-Bullying App to Promote Homosexuality?
In June, Premier Christy Clark announced that the BC government is spending $2 million dollars on a new 10 step anti-bullying program. ERASE Bullying (Expect Respect and a Safe Education) is to be implemented across the province in September. The strategy is high-tech and includes a smartphone app that will allow kids to report bullying […]
#Canada #Politics #Society
— July 10, 2012