Category: Politics

Apple, Surveillence Technology, and the Police State

Jon Kofas argues that Apple’s rejection of a court order to provide a code to unlock its phones is a cynical ploy to maintain its technological secrets and market share. It is not about privacy. Apple is well-known for its data mining and has been working with governments to intercept private communications for a long time, but this is the first time that the government’s request will potentially affect Apple’s market share.

Science in the Public’s Eye

Despite all it has contributed to civilisation, science is still viewed with skepticism by a significant amount of the public. In this thoughtful piece, Chris Elcombe explores the factors which shape and influence this often tumultuous relationship.

‘Civil Society’ Mediation to Bangladesh Problem: A Theoretical Evaluation

Using theories of mediation studies Osiur Rahman examines the prospect of a series of recent initiative taken by Bangladeshi civil society who are trying to resolve a deadly stand off between Bangladesh’s two major political parties. Osiur argues that there is little hope for Bangladeshi civil society as these civil society members do not have necessary instruments to resolve the crisis.