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America’s ‘gun-control terror gap’

  The Guardian looks at the "gun-control terror gap'' in the United States, which the news organization defines as "the notion of a legislative hole whereby U.S. citizens can purchase deadly firearms even if they are under investigation for suspected terrorist...

Group of U.S. diplomats urges military strikes against Assad regime

  51  U.S.  mid- to high-level diplomats have signed an internal memo critical of U.S. policy in Syria. They call for military strikes against President/Dictator Bashar Assad's government to stop its persistent violations of a civil war ceasefire. The memo calls...

Father of ISIS-murdered daughter sues Google, Facebook and Twitter

  Reynoldo Gonzalez, whose daughter Nohemi was among the 130 people murdered by Islamist terrorists in Paris last November, is suing Google, Facebook and Twitter, saying that the companies gave "material support" to extremists in violation of the law. Mr....

Huge hack of Japanese travel agency shows network perils

  JTB Corp., Japan’s largest travel agency, has suffered a huge hack, perhaps by Chinese and/or North Korean government hackers. The government-backed company says that the hackers might have gotten the passport details and other personal information of almost 8...

Apple trying to get more information on user behavior

  The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple Inc. is using new technology “to garner insight into user behavior, in an effort to keep pace with rivals’ insights without violating its privacy pledges.’’ The WSJ reports that “Apple’s short-term ambitions for the...

Blame European leaders for Brexit’s popularity

Blame European leaders for Brexit’s popularity

(June 21st, 2016) Clive Crook writes that if the British vote on June 23 to leave the European Union, much of the blame can be put on Europe’s leaders for not doing enough to help “stay’’ backer Prime Minister David Cameron make his case. Mr. Crook writes: “Europe's...