Archive for December 10th, 2009

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Dec
09

On air: Obama receives the Peace Prize

President Obama has accepted the 2009 Nobel Prize for Peace. In his 30 minute lecture after receiving the award he gave a justification for the two wars he is leading, saying there is such a thing as a “just war”, and that “instruments of war do have a role to play in preserving the peace”. You can read the full transcript here.

He was awarded the prize for “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples”.

There are so many issues that this award continues to bring up so we’re going to throw it open to you, to pick up on the aspects that get you going the most….
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10
Dec
09

Do you trust Facebook?

When I logged into my Facebook last night I had a message about my privacy settings.  It confused me. My first thought was that the message was going to encourage me to strenghten my privacy settings. But in fact it was the opposite:  they wanted me to reveal more.  I felt like I was being tricked.

Seems that I am not the only one who feels like this.  Many of Facebooks 350 million users have expressed anger at the site for changing privacy settings, which they say can cause personal information to be inadvertently exposed. Continue reading ‘Do you trust Facebook?’

10
Dec
09

Egypt’s steel wall: will this work?

Egypt has begun building a massive metal barrier along its frontier with the Gaza Strip, in an effort to cut cross-border smuggling. Intelligence sources have told the BBC that the wall will be ten kilometres long and will extend eighteen metres underground.

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10
Dec
09

This is why we talked about Tiger

We got a lot of heat from you for talking about Tiger Woods – especially from the States. ‘It’s WHYS: the tabloid edition’ said Alan in Arizona, and quite a few of you said you were turning off. But I’m afraid the more I look at this story and the way we’re consuming it the more I think there is plenty to talk about and the more I think it is far from trivial. This is why… Continue reading ‘This is why we talked about Tiger’