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U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Resigns After Wikileaks

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 21 2011

Carlos Pascual, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, resigned yesterday after Wikileak'd cables that spelled out his doubts about Mexico's institutional capacity to counter drug crimes exacerbated tensions between him and President Felipe Calderon. Pascual, who's seen as a go-to diplomat for the world's most intractable problem spots, has a reputation for being forward leaning and willing to experiment with some of the more innovative technology-inspired work coming out of State. Financial Times says he's seen to be "the first WikiLeaks casualty of a US diplomat in a foreign posting."

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In China, Local Governments Play Whac-a-Mole With Taxi Apps

It seems these days that car-hailing apps exist only to give cities grief. In New York, car sharing start-ups like Lyft ignore labor, safety insurance laws and in China, the situation is no different except in one regard: taxi hailing apps in China are proliferating at a faster rate than in the U.S. In China, however, the taxi system is very much in its infancy and local Chinese governments are struggling to control the proliferation of new apps that flout the law. GO

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The Uncertain Future of India's Plan to Biometrically Identify Everyone

Since its launch in 2010, people in India have raised a number of questions and concerns about the Aadhaar card —formally known as Unique Identification (UID)— citing its effects on privacy rights, potential security flaws, and failures in functionality. GO

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