Vigilance is taking its toll on privacy

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Stud Poker as Statescraft

Eleven nations will formally enter into a new trade pact today designed to lower tariffs and bridge regulatory gaps around the Pacific rim, despite Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the deal last year. The deal, which we will call TPP-11 1, creates the third-largest trade zone in the world after the…

via Mexico and Canada just got more leverage in US trade negotiations — Quartz

Que Pasa?

Learning a new language takes time. But according to US diplomatic training guides, there are many languages that Americans should be able to learn in under a year. The map below shows how long it takes to learn almost 70 different languages, estimated by the Foreign Service Institute, which teaches these languages to would-be or…

via The languages that take the most (and least) time to learn, per the US Foreign Service — Quartz