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Posts published in January 2013

US-based Internet Surveillance Technology Used by Authoritarian Regimes

Less than two months of research, completed by the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, confirms that almost 400 American-made Blue Coat Systems appliances, engineered to filter, record and censor information on the Internet, are being used in several countries known for their authoritarian regimes. American-based Blue…

Happy New Year says North Korea

The United Nations Security Council unanimously passed a resolution furthering sanctions on North Korea this past Tuesday for her satellite launch on December 12. Immediately afterwards, North Korea denounced the UN, the United States, and South Korea, which included threats of another nuclear test and attacks…

Festering Scars

Despite the majority opinion among historians that the comfort women attached to Japanese military units during World War II were coerced sex slaves, the post-war Japanese government has at times disputed the issue . Most recently, the new Japanese government under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did…

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