A great animated video from the RSA discussing the pros and cons of the internet when it comes to promoting democracy:
Judging by the recent polls, we won't need God to save us from Trump -- Hillary Clinton has done that already.
On July 11, 2001, the European Parliament published a report on the Echelon spy network and the implications for European citizens and businesses. Speculations about the existence of this network of Great Britain-and-her-former-colonies had been going on for years but it took until 1999 for a journalist to publish a report that moved the subject out of the tinfoil-hat-zone. The report of the EU Parliament contains very practical and sensible proposals, but because of events two months later across the Atlantic, they have never been implemented. Or even discussed further.
Banter editor Ben Cohen spills the beans on what is like running an independent website in the Buzzfeed era