Category: AFP

White House proposes to end NSA bulk data collection

AFP Joseph Wippl, College of Arts & Sciences The White House outlined plans Tuesday to end the National Security Agency’s bulk telephone data collection on Americans, aiming to reassure the public following revelations about widespread surveillance… Expert quote: “There is nothing here which protects foreign nationals, which is the way it has always been.” View […]

Bitcoin world in turmoil after exchange goes dark

AFP Mark Williams, School of Management The Bitcoin community was thrown into turmoil Tuesday after the disappearance of what had been its biggest exchange, shaking confidence in the fast-growing virtual currency… Expert quote: “This exposes its structural flaws. It shows self-regulation doesn’t work. When there is big money on the table, there is an incentive […]

WTO hails ‘historic’ first global trade agreement

AFP Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences Commerce ministers capped days of hard negotiations Saturday by approving a WTO agreement on international commerce they hailed as a “historic” boost for the trade body… Expert quote: “Rather than honouring the multilateral process, powerful nations will move to regional trade deals such as the TPP to […]

US study finds link between gun ownership and homicide

AFP Michael Siegel, School of Public Health Researchers in the United States claim to have established a convincing statistical link between gun ownership and homicide, according to a study published Thursday… Expert quote: “In the wake of the tragic shooting in Newtown … many states are considering legislation to control firearm-related deaths. This research is […]