Media Watch

'19Jan
23

Is Big Tech Merging With Big Brother? Kinda Looks Like It

A friend of mine, who runs a large television production company in the car-mad city of Los Angeles, recently noticed that his intern, an aspiring filmmaker from the People’s Republic of China, was walking to work...
'19Jan
21

8 things we must do to tackle humanitarian crises in 2019

In Timbuktu, Mali this month I met with families without food whose crops have failed and whose children have been killed by improvised explosive devices (IED). I couldn't help but be moved by the deep levels of...
'19Jan
18

Syria's war: Who is responsible for the dying children of Rukban?

Beirut, Lebanon - There was no heating to keep the tent warm. There was no money to buy the medicine which might have saved his daughter. There was not even enough milk in the breast of the mother - suffering from...
'19Jan
06

Apple's woes - not its gadgets - overshadow tech's big show

While some attend CES to see game-changing advances like the original Xbox in 2001, the Palm Pre phone in 2009, and 3-D and 4K TVs in more recent years, the real noise is made in backroom meetings among major...
'19Jan
04

Five emerging cyber-threats to worry about in 2019

Last year was full of cybersecurity disasters, from the revelation of security flaws in billions of microchips to massive data breaches and attacks using malicious software that locks down computer systems until a...
'19Jan
04

Tech trends 2019: 'The end of truth as we know it?'

More than 200 firms contributed to our request for ideas on what the global tech trends will be in 2019. Here's a synthesis of the main themes occupying the minds of the technorati this year. You may be surprised....
'18Dec
28

In 2018, Trump turned the White House into a source of instability and disruption. Expect more in 2019

Concern, even among so far docile Washington Republicans, about Trump's course is palpable.During a discombobulating holiday season, a constitutional or international crisis felt just around the corner. In an...
'18Dec
21

Vladimir Putin’s annual news conference • President of Russia

In-Depth Coverage December 20, 2018The President's news conference was broadcast live by Rossiya 1, Rossiya 24, Channel One and NTV, as well as Mayak, Vesti FM and Radio Rossii radio stations.Television channel...
'18Dec
18

Inside Shenzhen’s race to outdo Silicon Valley

Every day at around 4 p.m., the creeeek criikkk of stretched packing tape echoes through Huaqiangbei, Shenzhen’s sprawling neighborhood of hardware stores. Shopkeepers package up the day’s sales—selfie sticks,...
'18Dec
10

China slams 'inhumane' treatment of Huawei executive

BEIJING: China on Monday (Dec 10) ratcheted up its protest over the arrest of an executive of telecom giant Huawei on a US warrant in Canada, calling reports of her treatment "inhumane" as she seeks her release on...

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