After PRISM, Europe Must Safeguard ‘Emerging Global Consciousness’ (Le Monde, France)
Oct31

After PRISM, Europe Must Safeguard ‘Emerging Global Consciousness’ (Le Monde, France)

Now that it has become clear how our personal data is being harvested for espionage and profit, is Europe the last best hope for free people to regain control? For Le Monde, author and philosopher Eric Sadin outlines in detail how we got to this moment in history, what has gone wrong, and why it has now fallen to Europe to to ‘lay the foundations of a ‘Web 3.0′. For Le Monde, Eric Sadin starts out this way: Up to...

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NSA: For Europe, it’s Better to be Heard than Ignored (El Pais, Spain)
Oct31

NSA: For Europe, it’s Better to be Heard than Ignored (El Pais, Spain)

Here’s more from Spain, where media has jumped head first into the global controversy over surveillance. After years of complaining that Washington had turned its back on Europe, Europeans are steamed that in the form of the eavesdropping NSA, the United States has taken all too much of an interest in the Old Continent. For Spain’s El Pais, columnist Francisco G. Basterra writes that while it doesn’t like everything...

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The NSA Proves Dalai Lama Wrong (BNR Nieuwsradio, The Netherlands)
Oct30

The NSA Proves Dalai Lama Wrong (BNR Nieuwsradio, The Netherlands)

Edward Snowden has revealed many things to the world over the past six months, and one of those things, according to columnist Ben van der Burg of BNR Nieuwsradio, is that even the Dalai Lama can be wrong about human nature. For BNR Nieuwsradio, Ben van der Burg of writes in part: That the sharing economy is a myth is evidenced by Facebook, Twitter, or Google. They encourage you to share your holiday photos, status updates, or views...

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Spain Reacts to NSA Surveillance Revelations
Oct30

Spain Reacts to NSA Surveillance Revelations

Since Spain’s El Mundo published reports that the National Security Agency had monitored the phone calls of over 60 million of the nation’s citizens, and that its prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, was one of the 36 heads of state spied upon by the agency, Spain’s newspapers have been publishing editorials and op-eds about the situation. Here are three, translated by the people of Worldmeets.US: First up, what rights do...

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Europe’s ‘NSA Envy’ (Rzeczpospolita, Poland)
Oct27

Europe’s ‘NSA Envy’ (Rzeczpospolita, Poland)

Are European leaders, and the leaders of Brazil, Mexico and others, angry about the morality of NSA mass surveillance, or is there something else sticking under their collective craw? For Poland’s Rzeczpospolita, columnist Bartosz Weglarczyk ‘guarantees’ to his readers that the only thing bothering them is that the NSA has so outstripped the capabilities of their own intelligence services. For Rzeczpospolita,...

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