Surveillance Technology (32 minutes)
Canadian coffee and donut shop Tim Hortons has been caught using location data on its mobile app to track the whereabouts of its customers, even while the app is closed. But this smartphone surveillance technology is being used by more powerful organizations than Tim Hortons. The Chinese government has been using surveillance technology to track citizens attempting to escape COVID-19 confinement, even remotely changing the status of their COVID-19 green passes to prevent them from joining human rights protests. This kind of surveillance is not surprising in Communist China, but it is becoming more common in Canada, the United States and other Western nations.
European Union in Israel (11 minutes)
Last week, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi visited Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to bolster friendly relations. Since Russia has refused to sell oil to Europe, Europe is seeking this essential resource in the Middle East. British journalist Melanie Phillips asked, “So does this mean the EU is changing its attitude to Israel?” The same day von der Leyen visited Bennett, she also stood alongside Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh in Ramallah and announced the transfer of more than $200 million to the Palestinian Authority. “Despite all the warm words in Jerusalem,” wrote Phillips, “there’s no sign that this EU hostility is about to ease.”
Law of Cause and Effect (11 minutes)
Economists in the U.S. government are surprised at the rate inflation has risen in the United States. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen admitted, “I think I was wrong … about the path that inflation would take.” Yellen and much of the world have overlooked a fundamental law that Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry has said is what true education “revolves around”: the fundamental law of cause and effect.