European Markets Slide Into Negative Territory


European markets are slumping Tuesday in a marked reversal of results earlier in the day in Asia.   The FTSE in London is down 1.7% in early afternoon trading, Paris’ CAC-40 index is 1.8% lower and Frankfurt’s DAX index is down 1.9%.   Asian markets were mostly higher Tuesday, with the S&P/ASX in Sydney closing […]

What Defunding the Police Really Means


Amid continuing U.S. protests over George Floyd’s death while in the custody of the Minneapolis police, a contentious new slogan is competing with “Black Lives Matter” and “I Can’t Breathe”:  “Defund the Police.” Long a core demand of activists on the far left, “defunding the police” has entered the national lexicon as protesters press for […]

IBM Quits Facial Recognition, Joins Call for Police Reforms


IBM is getting out of the facial recognition business, saying it’s concerned about how the technology can be used for mass surveillance and racial profiling.  Ongoing protests responding to the death of George Floyd have sparked a broader reckoning over racial injustice and a closer look at the use of police technology to track demonstrators […]