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5-year drought raises questions over Israel’s water strategy

KFAR YUVAL, Israel (AP) — For years, public service announcements warned Israelis to save water: Take shorter showers. Plant resilient gardens. Conserve. Then Israel invested heavily in desalination technology and professed to have solved the problem by tapping into the abundant waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The once ubiquitous conservation …

In Malaysia, internet access may become a constitutional right

MALAYSIA is looking to amend its constitution to include internet access as a fundamental right for the nation’s 30 million population as it looks to bridge the digital divide between the urban and rural areas. Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo recently said the proposal was aimed at allowing …

Europe, not the U.S., is now the most powerful regulator of Silicon Valley – The Washington Post

Europe implemented a sweeping overhaul of digital-privacy laws on Friday that has reshaped how technology companies handle customer data, creating a de-facto global standard that gives Americans new protections and the nation’s technology companies new headaches. These major changes underscored the extent to which the European Union has emerged as …

The U.S. Army Is Turning to Robot Soldiers – Bloomberg

Right now, they’re used for reconnaissance and explosives. Soon, they’ll be on the battlefield alongside troops. Then comes the hard part. From the spears hurled by Romans to the missiles launched by fighter pilots, the weapons humans use to kill each other have always been subject to improvement. Militaries seek …