Gas Line to Europe Raises Questions of Corruption and Human Rights

For more than a year protesters have sought to stop work on a European-financed natural gas line coming all the way from Azerbaijan and the Caspian Sea to the land of olive trees and beaches in southern Italy. Protesters have sought to block the removal of olive trees; they’ve blocked roads to stop work trucks and faced off with riot police; they’ve held marches, disrupted meetings and pushed their cause on the internet.

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New European Rules May Give US Internet Users True Privacy

Europe’s new data privacy rules, the General Data Protection Regulation, have taken effect, but what they actually mean remains to be discovered. And whether the GDPR, as it’s known, really helps protect your private data may depend on complaints that Max Schrems, an Austrian privacy activist, filed against Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp on the day the regulation went into effect.

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