HERE we go again: Another violation
of the basic right to privacy.
Another public outcry.
Another blow to citizens' trust
in the security of their personal
data. Yet more evidence that something
fundamental has to change if we
want to stop citizens from worrying
about somebody watching every time
they visit a Web site or write an e-mail.
The Prism scheme allows the national
security agencies of the United States
to access EU citizens' personal data.
While the scale of the programme is not
yet entirely clear, Europeans are being
put at a severe disadvantage compared
with US citizens. Through Prism,
American national security authorities
are able to survey EU citizens in a way
that would likely ...
IT'S a pattern as old as time.
Somebody makes an important
scientific breakthrough, which
explains a piece of the world. But
then people get caught up in the
excitement of this breakthrough and
try to use it to explain everything.
This is what's happening right now
with neuroscience. The field is obviously
incredibly important and exciting.
From personal experience, I can
tell you that you get captivated by it
and sometimes go off to extremes, as
if understanding the brain is the solution
to understanding all thought and
This is happening at two levels. At
the lowbrow level, there are the conference
circuit neuro ...