China: Serious Allegations of Human Organ Harvesting

British human rights activist and journalist Benedict Rogers explains in The Wall Street Journal that China is accused of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience: The sto­ries are bru­tal. Dr. En­ver To­hti, a for­mer sur­geon from Xin­jiang, tes­ti­fied in the British, Irish and Eu­ropean par­lia­ments to re­mov­ing or­gans from a pris­oner forcibly in 1995. […]

Soros: AI Poses Dangers to Liberty

George Soros speaking at Davos 2019 called “attention to the mortal danger facing open societies from the instruments of control that machine learning and artificial intelligence can put in the hands of repressive regimes.” Soros asked: How can open societies be protected if these new [facial recognition] technologies give authoritarian regimes a built-in advantage? That’s […]

Twitter Users in China Face Detention and Threats in New Beijing Crackdown – The New York Times

Paul Mozur reporting for The New York Times: “If we give up Twitter, we are losing one of our last places to speak,” said Wang Aizhong, a human-rights activist who said the police had told him to delete messages criticizing the Chinese government. Has the West become too dependent on China?

Amazon Now Has More Than 500,000 Employees

David Streitfeld writing for The New York Times reports that: Amazon’s head count tripled over the last three years, thanks to its warehouses and the acquisition of Whole Foods. It is only the second company in the United States to employ more than 500,000 people — and that is not counting its contractors. Walmart is the […]