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A radical proposal to keep your personal data safe | Richard Stallman
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A radical proposal to keep your personal data safe | Richard Stallman

Journalists have been asking me whether the revulsion against the abuse of Facebook data could be a turning point for the campaign to recover privacy. That could happen, if the public makes its campaign broader and deeper. Broader, meaning extending to all surveillance systems, not just Facebook. Deeper, meaning to advance from regulating the use…

The Saudis Take On Radical Islam
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The Saudis Take On Radical Islam

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia The year 1979 was a watershed for the Middle East. Iranian revolutionaries overthrew the shah, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, and Sunni Islamic extremists tried to take over the Grand Mosque of Mec

Wanted: radical proposals to fill Britain’s giant fiscal hole
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Wanted: radical proposals to fill Britain’s giant fiscal hole

ALMOST every morning Britons wake up to another alarming story about their threadbare public services. Since 2010 the state has endured its biggest financial squeeze on record, and it is beginning to show. The National Health Service is battling a “winter crisis”. Social care is not keeping up with the ageing population. The number of…