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FORTUNE MAGAZINE – Mark Zuckerberg: we have a ‘moral responsibility’ to get millions more online

By |October 28th, 2015|

At a town hall meeting with students in India, the Facebook CEO explained his plan to spread Internet access—and promised to help stop the flood of annoying Candy Crush ads. By Vivienne Walt Mark Zuckerberg wants to connect everyone in the world. He wants to change India. He is as surprised as anyone [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – The Lost Boys of Europe

By |October 8th, 2015|

Teenage refugees are strangers in a strange land By Vivienne Walt ~ CATANIA, ITALY  As the August heat in Eritrea grew torpid, Mahari, 17, laid plans to flee his homeland. With relatives in the U.S. contributing funds for the journey, he kissed his family goodbye, slipped out of his house and walked four [...]

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – Europe’s Top Court Just Gave U.S. Tech Firms a Huge Headache

By |October 6th, 2015|

It could get harder for companies like Facebook to send data around the world By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS The Atlantic Ocean just got a lot wider. On Tuesday the E.U.’s highest court threw out a key U.S.-European agreement called Safe Harbor, that for years has allowed companies to transfer their customers’ data back [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – The Aunt of Drowned Syrian Boy Says It Is Not Too Late To Save Other Refugees

By |September 15th, 2015|

Tima Kurdi feels responsible for the deaths of Aylan Kurdi, his brother and their mother By Vivienne Walt ~ BRUSSELS Tima Kurdi awoke on Sept. 2 at home in Vancouver to dozens of missed calls on her phone from relatives in Syria. The news was grim: Her brother Abdullah’s wife and two children [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – As Europe Begins to Welcome Syrians, African Refugees Fear Being Left Behind

By |September 12th, 2015|

There is growing concern that Europe may unwittingly divide migrants into two distinct classes By Vivienne Walt ~ CATANIA, SICILY With E.U. leaders finally working on a Europe-wide refugee policy, there is growing concern among some migrants and aid officials that the new policies might unwittingly divide the migrants into two distinct classes—with [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Europeans Fear for the Security of their Rail System After Attempted Terrorist Attack

By |August 24th, 2015|

Free movement has been a cornerstone of European integration By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS For days, Europeans have hailed the courage of three American tourists — two of them off-duty military personnel — who tackled a lone gunman aboard a high-speed train in northern France last Friday, thwarting a terrorist attack that could have [...]

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – Barcelona: The most wired city in the world

By |July 29th, 2015|

It’s a showcase for the “smart” metropolis of the future—in which tech giants like Cisco, Microsoft, and IBM see big profits in helping governments save by tracking data on everything from garbage to traffic to selfies. But not everyone is happy about this new urban reality. By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS  The sun is [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – U.S. and International Businesses Eye an Iranian ‘Gold Mine’ After Nuclear Deal

By |July 15th, 2015|

Lifting sanctions could unfreeze $150 billion of Iranian money and open borders for business By Vivienne Walt Even before the crowds on Tehran’s streets staggered home on Tuesday night from partying to celebrate the nuclear deal, Iranians and Americans were both assessing the mammoth new potential for business in the country, once U.S. [...]

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – The bureaucrat who has tech terrified

By |May 15th, 2015|

After less than a year on the job, Europe’s competition cop, Margrethe Vestager, has picked a fight with the biggest names in global business. She’s not done yet. By Vivienne Walt It’s early evening and Margrethe Vestager is sitting in her Brussels office sipping coffee, talking about her now famous antitrust campaigns against [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Europe’s Crisis of Conscience

By |April 30th, 2015|

As more migrants drown in the Mediterranean and anti-immigrant sentiment on the continent continues to rise, what will Europe’s leaders do? By Vivienne Walt  Abu Mohammed was in the living room of the apartment he had rented for himself and his family in the Egyptian city of Agami on April 19 when news [...]