Discover What the World Thinks of U.S.

September 2011

Guatemala, the United States' Field Laboratory

September 1, 2011 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

The first objective was, apparently, to find a poor country without public institutions or health services where a man with an American accent, white coat and stethoscope around his neck could work freely under the pretense that he’d arrived to heal. It was the 1940s, and Guatemala was the ideal location. [Read more]

Awaiting Korean Burning Man Festival

September 1, 2011 // Asia Economy Daily - South Korea - Korean

<b>“Software intuition is not learned from books.”</b> How does one cultivate software intuition? The number of people concerned about this seems to be rapidly growing lately. August 15’s news of Google’s takeover of Motorola is yet another reminder to our society of the significance of software knowledge. It [Read more]

Google's Criticized Monopoly

September 1, 2011 // Diario de Cuyo - Argentina - Spanish

As a dominant search engine, Google has revolutionized our culture and our habits as consumers. It also generates controversies each time it decides to expand its business or creates doubt regarding its respect for privacy, intellectual property and free press. This week Google gained attention from those who accuse [Read more]

God's Work and Satan's Contribution

September 1, 2011 // die Presse - Austria - German

<b>Michele Bachmann does the tea party movement a disservice</b> Normally, it's not really proper to begin a journalistic opinion piece with a relativization, but in this case an exception is necessary: Not everything said by tea party proponents should be ignored. Their advocacy, for example, that it is everyone's [Read more]

Ankle Monitors in the U.S.: Boom on Legs

September 1, 2011 // Frankfurter Rundschau - Germany - German

<b>In the U.S. ankle monitors are being technically upgraded. Especially popular with judicial authorities are monitors that sound an alarm at the consumption of alcoholic beverages.</b> The electronic ankle monitor in the U.S., which oversees via a tracking device whether a delinquent is located at a prescribed place [Read more]
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