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US government grounds Chinese-made drones| Tech Wash

January 21, 2020 at 3:51 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

Camera drones; the flying, helicopter-like devices the likes of which you might have been given for Christmas, fly in their thousands across the US every day. They’re mostly used for fun, but they’re also used by the US government for more serious purposes, such as mapping terrain or tracking wildlife movements. The problem for the

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Maptastic (ep 2): How map makers will win the 2020 US election | FT

January 14, 2020 at 8:52 am | Blog | Colt Stanton -

We’re going to look at how elections can be won and lost based on the decisions of some of the most important people in politics – the map-makers that draw the electoral boundaries. We’ll explore some examples from America’s past and its present to understand more about the power of these election maps. Let’s start

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Brazil’s ‘new’ middle class holds key to election

January 10, 2020 at 4:52 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

He’s spent his first years growing up in this mud hut, became the most popular president of Brazil, and is now in jail, convicted of corruption. But Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva could still run in October elections. And he’s even leading the early polling. Members of this farming community in the northeast say the

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Online propaganda: how safe are our elections?

January 9, 2020 at 7:51 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

It’s the new threat to national integrity. Misinformation spread through social media. And it’s disrupted elections around the world. Recent European Parliament polls were billed as the most hackable ever. But were they? And is enough being done to fight back? To be able to detect patterns of malicious disinformation, journalists and analysts work with

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Why healthcare is a big US 2020 election issue | Rana Report

at 4:52 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

Yeah, OK. Healthcare is the number one voting issue for the 2020 presidential elections. And we’ve seen Elizabeth Warren come out recently and propose something rather European. A Medicare-for-all programme, which would essentially mimic a European-style, nationalised healthcare programme in the US. This may be a step too far for US voters. But, economically, it

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UK government wins vote on customs union amendment

at 2:50 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

Order. Order. Yay. Take a step. Never mind the jobs. The “Ayes” to the right, 301. The “Nos” to the left, 307. Yeah. All you have to do is turn it up. The “Ayes” to the right, 301. The “Nos” to the left, 307. So the “Nos” have it. The “Nos” have it. Unlock.