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An Energy Revolution

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Steve Paikin
TVO The Agenda
Bill Gates predicts researchers will "discover a clean energy breakthrough that will save our planet and power our world" within the next 15 years. What is the current state and future of clean energy technology? Can renewables such as solar and wind replace carbon-intensive energy sources? Is a game-changing energy innovation needed to avert climate catastrophe? The Agenda examines the current state and the future of cheap and clean energy technology, and the practical and political challenges of shifting to renewable energy. CIGI Senior Fellow Sarah Burch participates in a panel discussion in Waterloo, Ontario.

Tsipras request for EU summit on Greek debt falls on deaf ears

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Peter Spiegel and Kerin Hope
Financial Times
Faced with slumping poll numbers at home and new austerity demands from abroad, Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s embattled prime minister, tried a well-worn negotiating tactic. He appealed to Donald Tusk, the European Council president, to drag fellow leaders into increasingly fraught negotiations over his country’s €86bn bailout in hopes that they would grant Athens a better deal.

When a country goes bankrupt

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Robin Wigglesworth
Financial Times (podcast)
In the first episode of a four part series on sovereign bankruptcy, the FT's Robin Wigglesworth looks at how and when countries fall into distress, and examines whether Italy's debts are sustainable. Domenico Lombardi, director of the Global Economy Program of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, is interviewed.

Internet trust evaporating - survey

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Duncan Alfreds
An overwhelming percentage of people believe that their information is not private and want new rules about how companies and governments can use online data. According to a global survey commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (Cigi), 83% believe new rules are required to compel governments and companies to handle data more responsibly.

Hacktivists: Good guys or bad guys?

Monday, April 18, 2016
Shannon Williams
Security Brief NZ
A new global survey has revealed that while a majority of people believe hacktivist groups are breaking the law, more than half also believe they’re required to step in when no one else will.

Privacy Fears Undermine Internet Trust – Report

Monday, April 18, 2016
Phil Muncaster
Global citizens are more concerned about their privacy than they were a year ago, and few believing governments can be trusted to keep their personal information safe, according to a new independent study.

Do Americans Support Weakening Encryption? It Might Depend When You Ask.

Monday, April 18, 2016
Aliya Sternstein
After the Paris terrorist attacks, most Americans sided with the feds in a push to require that companies provide the U.S. government access to the contents of people's encrypted data for national security purposes, according to the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Online security of personal data an increasing concern to consumers

Monday, April 18, 2016
Staff Writers
BD Live
CONSUMERS are increasingly worried about their online privacy and security‚ especially when it comes to how their personal data is handled by private corporations and governments.

Hacktivist groups should be stopped but desired for accountability:CIGI-Ipsos

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Hacktivist groups should be stopped, but are also desired for accountability, reveals CIGI-Ipsos global survey of online citizens

Hackvists crucial to enforcing accountability when no one else will: survey

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Tanner The Blog
Over half of the world’s online users think that so-called “hacktivists” are criminals who should be stopped AND heroes who hold crooked companies and government agencies accountable for their actions.

Documentary: IMF, EU and Lessons from the Greek Crisis

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Skai TV
Two CIGI senior fellows, Paul Blustein and Miranda Xhafa, were interviewed ahead of the 2016 IMF Spring Meetings by Greek broadcaster Skai TV for an in-depth view on how international institutions reacted to the Greek crisis. The documentary looks at what the IMF and the European Union can learn from what went wrong in Greece and how those lessons can be used prevent future sovereign debt crises.

Most people want authorities to shut down the Dark Web

Saturday, April 9, 2016
Vijay Prabhu
The ultimate frontier of world wide web, the dark web is not particularly liked around the world. This was revealed following a poll of global citizens, Ipsos revealed that around 71% of people want the “dark web” to shut down
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