Category Archives: Ethics

Unethical Facebook and the Tech Cos Who Spy on Us

The dirty little secret about Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc. and other tech companies is that their business model is unethical — it is a combination of espionage and propaganda. This week the “data misuse” scandal, involving allegations that a third party obtained 50 million Facebook users to influence the 2016 election, underscores this description and… Read More

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Poroshenko’s, and Ukraine’s, Last Chance to Fight Corruption

An Anti-Corruption Court is the capstone that will complete an infrastructure to eliminate Ukraine’s systemic corruption and to attract massive investments. President Petro Poroshenko’s current proposal misses the mark, and fails to meet the criteria stipulated by the International Monetary Fund and the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission. Under Poroshenko’s bill, international experts will play… Read More

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Canada grants won’t build Silicon Valley North, but more Bombardiers

Silicon Valley North? Not one that;’s funded by taxpayers,Postmedia files Canadian governments have historically demonstrated two aptitudes: Raising taxes and giving away grants without proper controls. The latest spree involves the rush to join the ranks of technologically advanced nations. A worthy goal, badly executed by bureaucrats who are handing out billions of tax dollars… Read More

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Mohammad Zahoor Keeps the Faith in Ukraine with Kyiv Post

It’s hard to keep the faith in Ukraine, given the attempts to claw back reforms and repeated attacks against anticorruption activists. But a successful Pakistani-born businessman, Mohammad Zahoor, isn’t giving up on Ukraine. He owns The Kyiv Post, a twenty-year-old English language newspaper that crusades for democracy, the rule of law, free markets, and western integration…. Read More

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Sanction Russian World Cup and Olympic Athletes to Send a Message to Putin

In March 1980, former President Jimmy Carter announced sanctions against the Soviet Union and a boycott of the Moscow Olympics in protest against its invasion of Afghanistan. “We call for the moving of the Olympics or the delay of the Olympics for at least a year, until Soviet troops are withdrawn from Afghanistan, or the… Read More

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The American Interest: Column Why Tech Giants Must be Reined In

Silicon Valley usurped the role of traditional news media, without assuming any accompanying social responsibilities. The internet, or “Information Superhighway,” transformed the world by connecting people and information quickly. Unfortunately, that storied road is now littered with dangerous drivers, hazards, and highwaymen ready to pounce on unwitting travelers—and police are few and far between. The… Read More

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