FROM Guobin Yang
Google in China and Cyber-espionage When it started business in China four years ago, Google agreed to censor Internet searches on Tiananmen Square, Tibet, and Falun Gong. Now Google says those days are over because of what it calls a "highly sophisticated" attack on its software coding and the email accounts of human rights activists.
Google in China and Cyber-espionage When it started business in China four years ago, Google agreed to censor Internet searches on Tiananmen Square, Tibet, and Falun Gong. Now Google says those days are over -- even if it means being kicked out of that country -- because of what it calls a "highly sophisticated" attack on its software coding and the email accounts of human rights activists. Hillary Clinton said today that, "Countries or individuals that engage in cyber attacks should face consequences and international condemnation." How big is China's Internet market? Has Google's presence encouraged political activism online? Was China's government trying to steal Google's secrets? Does the US government need to strike back? We hear about human rights, intellectual property and diplomatic relations.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?