Outside of politics directly, the media has also felt the squeeze. The city's leading pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily, was raided earlier this year, and owner Jimmy Lai appeared in court again Thursday, facing new fraud charges. A producer for public broadcaster RTHK was arrested for her work examining the police, while this week more than two-dozen reporters quit in protest at cuts made by i-Cable, a private broadcaster with a reputation for investigative reportping. … [Read more...] about With arrests and a security law, who is left to fight for democracy in Hong Kong?
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“Google’s powerful position as an Internet gatekeeper reduces the company’s incentive to compete with other search engines by providing enhanced privacy protection for consumers,” Lee said in his 2011 statement. “The combination of behavioral and personal information enables Google to generate consumer data that is unprecedented in scale and scope. These activities raise serious privacy concerns and may be indicative of an important market that is largely unconstrained by competition. Antitrust enforcement may unlock beneficial competition for the protection of user privacy and avert the need for additional privacy regulation.” … [Read more...] about Google Is A Threat To Freedom — Regardless Of What Mike Lee Says
The Steelers defeated the Ravens -- their longtime AFC North rival -- 19-14 on Wednesday, despite the game being rescheduled three times. First scheduled on Thanksgiving, the game was postponed to Sunday, then from Sunday to Tuesday, and eventually from Tuesday to Wednesday. … [Read more...] about NBC’s Cris Collinsworth ‘blown away’ that Pittsburgh’s women understand football
Anderson could have earned a significant raise over his $1.75 million 2020 contract in arbitration. Unless the Giants re-sign him for less, as they did after non-tendering him last year, they will have just one seasoned left-handed starter on their 40-man roster: Andrew Suarez. Conner Menez also could be a candidate, and the club has plenty of time to find others in free agency or trade. … [Read more...] about Giants to keep Dickerson, Slater, Solano, but decline to offer contract to lefty Anderson
“We ended up losing by 20 points,” Kerr said, referring to the 141-121 decision. “That game was a good reminder to me that no matter how well you shoot it, how efficiently you score, when you can’t make stops, you just can’t really get any traction in the game. … [Read more...] about Steve Kerr adamant that Warriors’ success will hinge on their ability to play defense