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FEEDS ALTERNATIVE INTELLIGENCE MARKET
The information revolution has spawned a global industry of private
intelligence services. Some members of the U.S. Congress have recently asked
whether their activities should be regulated.
The rapidly growing private intelligence and security industry has become
a multibillion-dollar business. It can be roughly divided into two sectors:
those that deal with security threats and provide intelligence and security in
those that provide companies with vital intelligence needed to expand business
and avoid unnecessary pitfalls in an emerging marketplace. These companies also
collect data on private citizens, which is often sold to companies wishing to
market their products or those in the business of guarding airports and other
vital national infrastructure from terrorist attack.
SLAVERY SURVIVES, DESPITE UNIVERSAL ABOLITION
the United Nations cultural organization, has proclaimed 23 August as
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. The
date commemorates a revolt in 1791 by slaves in what is now Haiti -- an event
considered a decisive victory of slaves against their oppressors. But despite
laws in all of the world's countries against slavery, the United Nations says
the practice continues
in illegal underground forms.
Nadeem has spent most of his life hunched over a carpet loom in Lahore,
Pakistan, trying to pay off a loan given to his parents years ago.
His hands are scarred and callused from the repetition of tying thousands
of knots every day. His eyesight is weakened from 14-hour work shifts in a dark
room. Poor ventilation has left his lungs filled with wool fibers and dust.
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