The Stock Market Just Crashed In Italy, And Argentina Has Panic-Raised Interest Rates To 65 Percent

The Stock Market Just Crashed In Italy, And Argentina Has Panic-Raised Interest Rates To 65 Percent By Michael Snyder In the 9th largest economy in the world, the financial markets are crashing, and in the 21st largest economy in the world the central bank just raised interest rates to 65 percent to support a currency that is completely imploding. While the mainstream media in the United States continues to be obsessed with all things Kavanaugh, an international financial crisis threatens to spiral out of control.  Stock prices are falling and…

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Bulk Data Collection By NSA and GCHQ Violated Human Rights Charter, European Court Rules

Bulk Data Collection By NSA and GCHQ Violated Human Rights Charter, European Court Rules By Aaron Kesel GCHQ surveillance revealed by Snowden breached privacy rights, according to Strasbourg judges. GCHQ’s methods for bulk interception of various online communications violated privacy rights and failed to provide sufficient surveillance safeguards, the European court of human rights ruled in a 5-2 ruling  The court found that GCHQ’s “bulk interception” violated article 8 of the European convention on human rights, which guarantees privacy due to “insufficient safeguards” relating to the “communications data.” However, in a contradictory…

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“Catastrophic”: EU Passes Copyright Directive Including Internet “Link Tax” and “Upload Filter”

“Catastrophic”: EU Passes Copyright Directive Including Internet “Link Tax” and “Upload Filter” By Joseph Jankowski The European Parliament has passed a controversial copyright directive that contains provisions which force tech giants to install content filters and sets in place a potential tax on hyperlinking. The bill was passed in a final vote of 438 – 226 and will need to be implemented by individual EU member states. Critics of the directive have been laser-focused on two key provisions: Articles 11 and 13, which they have dubbed the “link tax” and “upload filter.”…

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EU Enters “Final Stage” Of Crafting Bill Forcing Big Tech Censorship

EU Enters “Final Stage” Of Crafting Bill Forcing Big Tech Censorship By Joseph Jankowski The European Union is in the final stages of crafting legislation that will force big tech and Internet companies to censor “extremist” content and cooperate with law enforcement, Reuters reports. The bill is expected to be released by the end of the month and will absolutely require companies such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter to swiftly remove any content considered terroristic from their platforms. In March, the European Commission told such companies that they had three months to…

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