Apple raises concerns over UK’s draft surveillance bill

Apple waited until the last moment to file its response to the draft surveillance law
22 December 2015

Apple has raised concerns about the UK’s draft Investigatory Powers Bill. Continue reading Apple raises concerns over UK’s draft surveillance bill

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Vatican newspaper reviews Star Wars: The Force Awakens

A scene from the latest installation of the Star Wars movie franchise. The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano has offered its take on the blockbuster film. – AP

21/12/2015 15:57 (Vatican Radio)

The newest edition of the Star Wars franchise has broken box office records, and made over $517 million after its first weekend of release. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the first movie in the series since Disney bought the franchise, and the first made without the oversight of George Lucas. Continue reading Vatican newspaper reviews Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Lessons from a pot investing summit

David A. Grogan | CNBC Marijuana buds at The Farm in Boulder, Colorado.

The peaks and pitfalls of pot investing

by Amanda Drury | @MandyCNBC Friday, 18 Dec 2015 | 1:45 PM

It wasn’t so many years ago that the words “cannabis gathering” only meant a joint being passed around the room and some sturdy philosophizing about life, the universe, and the bounties of the magic leaf. The picture could not have been more removed from that at the Cannabis Private Investment Summit organized by Kahner Global in New York City a couple of weeks ago. This was a room full of professional suits. On the one side, there were private family offices and high net worth investors potentially wanting to latch on to the exploding legal cannabis industry. On the other side, individuals with established cannabis-related companies pitching their products or services, informing and educating everyone about the opportunities in the space. Continue reading Lessons from a pot investing summit

Jubilee Rituals: of holy doors and holy hammers

Pope Francis pushing open the Holy Door of Saint Peter’s – ANSA

09/12/2015 10:14 (Vatican Radio)

On the 8th of December, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis pushed open the Holy Door of Saint Peter’s Basilica. A symbolic gesture to mark the opening of the Extraordinary Holy Year dedicated to Mercy.

This Holy Year came as a surprise when the Pope first called for it on the 13th of March during a Penitential service in Saint Peter’s Basilica. Continue reading Jubilee Rituals: of holy doors and holy hammers