Grindr and the ‘new cold war’: why US concerns over the app are dangerous

The Chinese-owned app does pose data risks but wrongly framing such fears can fuel racism and homophobia For years, American leaders claimed that the internet would bring free markets and liberal democracy to China. Today, they are more likely to express worry about how Chinese power and Chinese money are reshaping American tech. Conventional strategic areas, like artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, have received the most scrutiny. But this week the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) target: the popular gay social networking app Grindr. Grindr is based in West Hollywood and boasts more than 27 million users. The Chinese gaming firm Beijing Kunlun Tech Company acquired it over two years, purchasing a 60% stake in January 2016 and …

Old grudges, new weapons is the US on the brink of war with Iran?

While American hawks talk up an imminent threat from Tehran with no hard evidence, echoing the start of the Iraq conflict, hardliners are in the ascendant in Iran For better or worse, America remains the worlds leading military superpower. In Washington last week, a familiar row erupted over how best that power should be used. Past targets have included Soviet Russia, al-Qaida in Afghanistan and Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Today the international bogeyman topping the White Houses to-do list is Hassan Rouhani, Irans moderate president, and his alliesto fend off US pressure becomes more evident. Defiant Iranian rhetoric is flying hard and fast. Scorning Americas gun to the head, the Revolutionary Guards general Saleh Jokar warned last week that Iran …

How one small step inspired a generation

Moon landing marked by new OS map Moon landing: 13 minutes that defined a century BBC Archive: Nasa’s Apollo lunar missions ‘Space cadets’ Chris Lee, now chief scientist at the UK Space Agency and 12 at the time, remembers being allowed to stay up very, very late at the start of the school holidays. “Mum, Dad, my younger brother and I were gathered around a tiny black-and-white TV, but I don’t recall too much about the late-night landing apart from the descent countdown. I certainly had no sense of how risky the landing had been. “I do recall the long, long wait for the Moonwalk to then actually happen. “My mum and brother fell asleep and Dad stayed with me …

Iran travel warning for dual nationals

British Council worker jailed in Iran named Iran’s conduct ‘worsened’ The Foreign Office updated its advice on Friday. Mr Hunt also warned that Iranian nationals living in the UK should exercise “caution” when returning to Iran to visit family and friends. Related Topics Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case Iran Foreign & Commonwealth Office Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways