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Big threats to personal privacy in the era of big data

Big threats to personal privacy in the era of big data

The modern politician, even in a democracy, can now be almost certain to know how you voted by adding up what’s known about you (FREE to subscribers)

The unravelling of a U.S. presidency 50 years ago

The unravelling of a U.S. presidency 50 years ago

MURPHY Lyndon Johnson, who became President after the assassination JFK, watched it all slip away thanks to the Vietnam War ($$)

The lasting – and troubling – legacy of Martin Luther

MURPHY: It’s now 500 years since Luther threw down the gauntlet, taking on the power of the papacy in an era predating the separation of church and state

A minibus ramble through Scottish Highland history

This is part 3 in our series The Orkney islands

As our minibus pulled to a stop, I felt suddenly that my grandmother’s love of the Highland landscape was surrounding us all

Raphael Lemkin: the man who coined the word genocide

Lemkin lobbied tirelessly for the United Nations to adopt a definition of the word genocide

The decline of the American Republic

MCGARVEY (Troy Media) The collapse of Ancient Rome sent the Western world into centuries of darkness. Let’s hope it isn’t happening again

The hardships of Orkney link to Canada’s early days

This is part 2 in our series The Orkney islands

ROBINSON (Troy Media) Displaced from their homes, many citizens of the Orkney islands ended up in Canada working for the Hudson Bay Company

The peculiar cult of Che Guevara

MURPHY (Troy Media) Guevara’s primary political instinct was totalitarian, with a propensity to violence

Decoding Orkney by channelling the subtle Norse air

This is part 1 in our series The Orkney islands

ROBINSON (Troy Media) Part 1: A Scottish contribution to Canada’s Arctic genome can be found in the deep history of these remote islands

The high-flying rhetoric of the Sputnik scare

MURPHY (Troy Media) Sixty years ago, the Soviets put the first satellite in space, sparking concerns about technology and weapons superiority

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