Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Switch by Tony Romm by Tony Romm Email the author April 12 at 1:48 PM Email the author Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg testifying in Congress. (Andrew Harnik/AP) Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg barely left his grilling in Congress before another group of lawmakers is asking him to testify — this time, in Europe. Antonio Tajani, president of the European Parliament, is set to send a letter to Zuckerberg on Monday insisting that the Facebook co-founder come to testify, a spokesman for Tajani said Thursday, amid heightened concern about Facebook's privacy practices. If … [Read more...] about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces another request to testify — in Europe
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman by Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman Email the author April 12 at 1:02 PM Email the author Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg speaks in Barcelona. (David Ramos/Getty Images) Over the past two days, U.S. observers of Facebook have been focusing on Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Congress, and the question of whether U.S. politicians might introduce new regulations of Facebook’s privacy and data … [Read more...] about Forget Congress. Facebook’s real problem is in Europe.
Environment PIK | AP This image provided by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in April 2018 shows observed ocean temperature changes since 1870, and currents in the Atlantic Ocean. A study released on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 suggests flobal warming is likely slowing the main Atlantic Ocean circulation, which has plunged to its weakest level on record. By Chris Mooney, The Washington Post • April 12, 2018 9:48 am The Atlantic Ocean circulation that carries warmth into the Northern Hemisphere’s high latitudes is slowing down because of climate change, a team of scientists asserted Wednesday, suggesting one of the most feared consequences is already coming to pass. The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation has declined in strength by 15 percent since the mid-20th century to a “new record low,” the scientists conclude in a peer-reviewed study published in the journal Nature. That’s a decrease of 3 million cubic meters of … [Read more...] about The Atlantic Ocean’s circulation hasn’t been this sluggish in 1,000 years. That’s bad news.
A cook named William is working on making a sweet treat. Another is busily preparing paella, made of seafood and rice. They and other cooks are moving around a big kitchen in a hurry. They are not getting ready to serve guests at a restaurant, however. They are prisoners working in a French jail. The Eysses detention center is in Villeneuve-sur-Lot, a town in southwestern France. Eysses prisoners like 32-year-old William are part of the French government’s efforts to reduce the number of repeat criminals. Officials hope this would ease the country’s problem with overcrowding in prisons. The number of inmates in France has risen from 48,000 in 2001 to almost 70,000 today. Last month, French President Emmanuel Macron released measures meant to fight the country’s prison problems. The plan included reconsidering short-term prison sentences in favor of home detention. He also proposed building 7,000 new cells over the next four years to ease overcrowding. Other ideas … [Read more...] about As Europe’s Prisons Fill Up, France Tries a Different Method
By Alex Stuckey Published 6:00 am, Thursday, April 12, 2018 Photo: Credit: European Space Agency Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 European Space Agency Director General JOHANN-DIETRICH WÖRNER European Space Agency Director General JOHANN-DIETRICH WÖRNER Photo: Credit: European Space Agency Leader of Europe's space program set to speak in Houston 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The leader of the European Space Agency will be in Houston next week and you can hear him speak for free. On April 19 at Space Center Houston, Johann-Dietrich Woerner, the agency's director general, will discuss future plans for Europe's space program, as well as the international collaboration with NASA and other country around the work. Woerner became director general in 2015 after serving as chairman of the German Aerospace … [Read more...] about Leader of Europe’s space program set to speak in Houston