Google Gives Free Security Keys to Activists, But Not if You’re in Iran or Syria
Sources and a document show how Google bars nonprofits from telling activists in certain countries about their products.
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New Data Gives Peek at European IMSI Catcher Exports
Data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act style-request shows Finnish companies exporting powerful surveillance technology to Mexico, Colombia, and the United Arab Emirates.
For the First Time in 13 Years, US Beef Is Sent to China
Even “currency manipulators” like a good bone-in ribeye.
Why Brexit Has Made Bacon More Expensive in the UK
According to purchasing company Beacon, a weaker sterling and an increase in pork demand from China mean that the price of a pound of bacon has increased by as much as 19 percent compared to last year.
Iran's Pistachios Are Worrying American Farmers
Pistachio farmers in the US are worried about their business now that they face competition from a country where pistachios have been grown since—well, for a very, very long time.
The UK Is Importing More than Half of Its Food and It's Ruining the Environment
A new study suggests that importing so much food is having a huge impact on cropland and greenhouse gas emissions in smaller, less affluent countries.
Australian Universities Still Aren’t Safe From Deregulation
The new Minister for Education isn't giving up on Christopher Pyne's plans to let unis charge what they want.
China's Demand for Cheese Is Skyrocketing Even If No One There Can Digest It
Now importing more than half a billion dollars worth of cheese every year, China is ready to embrace all the mozzarella and Cheddar you can fork over.
The Most Powerful Rabbis in the World Are Going After Whisky’s Kosher Status
The Chief Rabbinate of Israel has declared half of the Johnnie Walker Black Label imported into the country not kosher, while the other half is. But the whisky is identical.
After Foreign Food Bans, Russia Dumps Ten Tons of Cheese in a Landfill
I guess you could say they’re really...cheesed off.
Hemp Is a Superfood but Not in Australia?
Hemp is cheap, healthy, easy to grow, and carbon negative. But it still won't be in Australian supermarket anytime soon.
The Rat Meat Business Is Booming in Cambodia
Many of us might bristle at the idea of eating rat, but there's a massive export market for rat meat from Cambodia to Vietnam, where it's more highly prized than pork.