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The Intelligence Ballot blocks: the squeeze on Hong Kong

The territory’s elections have been postponed, its activists barred from running—police are even targeting them abroad. What next for the democracy movement? We ask whether the global protests about race will affect rampant discrimination in Arab countries, most of which host a minority black population. And the solution to a viniferous mystery that dates back a century and a half. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Intelligence

Ballot blocks: the squeeze on Hong Kong

Discover: the full episode | the podcast The Intelligence | 08.03 | 10:22AM

The Daily Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm

Facial recognition is becoming an increasingly central component of police departments’ efforts to solve crimes. But can algorithms harbor racial bias?Guest: Annie Brown, a producer for The New York Times, speaks with Kashmir Hill, a technology reporter, about her interview with Robert Julian-Borchak Williams, who was arrested after being misidentified as a criminal by an algorithm. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading: In response to Mr. Williams’s story being published by The New York Times, the Wayne County prosecutor’s off…

The Daily

Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm

Discover: the full episode | the podcast The Daily | 08.03 | 9:51AM

What’s Next The U.S. Takes On TikTok

The past couple of weeks have seen some alarming developments in the U.S.-China relationship. Among them is how the United States plans to deal with the wildly popular Chinese social media app TikTok. The debate over the social giant has reached the White House and discussions of what to do about it have ranged from an outright ban to Microsoft acquiring U.S. operations of the app. What makes TikTok a threat to national security? And what does this whole episode say about where U.S.-China relations are heading? Guest: Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, reporter for Axios and author of the Axios China n…

What’s Next

The U.S. Takes On TikTok

Discover: the full episode | the podcast What’s Next | 08.03 | 9:00AM

The Two-Minute Briefing The Morning Briefing: Monday, August 8

New tests: Rapid procedure means entire cities can be tested | Shielding: Latest rules - and how they could change for over-50s | Politics liveblog: Chief Whip 'failed to act in Tory MP rape case' | BBC show: Sir David Attenborough's project to lift your spirits | Future of fitness: How should we exercise in post-Covid era? | Great escape: How to join the city exodus to the country | Read all these articles with a Telegraph subscription. We have a special offer that allows you to access all our newspaper and online articles without leaving home. Try a free one-month trial - then save 50pc on y…

The Two-Minute Briefing

The Morning Briefing: Monday, August 8

Discover: the full episode | the podcast The Two-Minute Briefing | 08.03 | 7:37AM

Today in Focus Inside Lebanon's economic crisis

Scenes of economic despair are visible across Lebanon – from shops to homes, businesses to hospitals. Guardian journalist Martin Chulov discusses why the country is verging on financial collapse. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus…

Today in Focus

Inside Lebanon's economic crisis

Discover: the full episode | the podcast Today in Focus | 08.03 | 2:00AM

Consider This Slow Mail, Misinformation, And The Pandemic: What Could Go Wrong On Election Day 2020

Rosa Brooks, law professor at Georgetown University, recently helped organize an experiment to game out what might happen if the winner on election night isn't immediately clear. She explains what she found. And NPR's Sally Herships reports on cuts at the postal service — and concerns they're politically motivated. Garrett Graff wrote about how election day could go off the rails for Politico Magazine.Find and support your local public radio station.Email us at [email protected]

Consider This

Slow Mail, Misinformation, And The Pandemic: What Could Go Wrong On Election Day 2020

Discover: the full episode | the podcast Consider This | 07.31 | 9:59PM

Today, Explained The Island of Explained: Election Day

It’s Election Day on the Island of Explained! Will the candidate with the most votes win, or will the island’s Electoral College determine a different leader? Go to vox.com/todayexplainedkids for a discussion guide and election activities, including how to craft the perfect persuasive speech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…

Today, Explained

The Island of Explained: Election Day

Discover: the full episode | the podcast Today, Explained | 07.31 | 5:46PM

Post Reports Capital B for Black

In a newsroom, it’s rare that a question of whether to capitalize a word sparks intense discussion and debate. But in June, an issue of textual style became an urgent topic at The Washington Post: Should journalists begin capitalizing the word “Black” when used as a racial identifier? And if so … what does that mean for “White”? And “Brown”? “During my lifetime, this decision has come up a lot,” says Jesse Lewis, who leads The Post’s copy editing desk. “I was born in the ’50s, and at the time, ‘Negro’ was the preferred term. … Then you get to the late ’60…

Post Reports

Capital B for Black

Discover: the full episode | the podcast Post Reports | 07.31 | 5:45PM

The World This Week Update

We're going to be away for a while. For all the latest news, listen to the Global News Podcast and the Coronavirus Global Update. www.bbcworldservice.com/globalnewspodcast www.bbcworldservice.com/coronavirusglobal…

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