Report assesses UK’s ISP-level blocks of piracy sites as effective, but glosses over risks – TechCrunch

A study from Carnegie Mellon University and subsequent analysis by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation indicate that the U.K.’s blockage of more than 50 websites was indeed effective at reducing piracy, but neither addresses the fundamental problems with the approach. April saw the publication of “Website Blocking Revisited: The effect of the UK November […]

Africa and Rio 2016: 10 things to remember – BBC News

Africa and Rio 2016: 10 things to remember – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cheick Sallah Cisse won Ivory Coast’s first-ever gold and Caster Semenya defied her critics It’s been a memorable Olympics for Africa. Here are 10 things we won’t forget: 1. Show stoppers Wayde van Niekerk achieved the near-impossible by sharing centre stage with Usain Bolt, often portrayed as the saviour of […]

MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – Aug 23 – Reuters

Aug 23 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL * GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks edge up, dollar dips as markets await Fed clues * MIDEAST STOCKS-Region hit by lower oil, Fed worries; Dubai’s DSI sinks […]

From the destruction of Greece to democracy in Europe – The Boston Globe

In protesting the Treaty of Versailles ending World War I, John Maynard Keynes wrote: “The policy . . . of depriving the lives of millions of human beings, of depriving a whole nation of happiness should be abhorrent and detestable — abhorrent and detestable, even if it were possible, even if it enriched ourselves, even […]

This could be the new PlayStation 4 Slim controller – The Verge

We’ve already got a good look at what appears to be the new, slimmer, PlayStation 4, in pictures and video yesterday posted yesterday to auction sites and Eurogamer. Now we’ve also got a chance to look at what could well be its controller, in a video uploaded to YouTube by tech blogger and developer ZRZ. The clip shows a […]

Seriously, don’t drop your Galaxy Note 7 – The Verge

There’s nothing worse than the seemingly frozen moment after you’ve dropped your phone and have to gingerly pick it up off the floor, as you stare grimly at the face-down device and wonder whether or not your screen survived the landing this time. That Schrödinger-esque moment is apparently going to be even more […]