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You thought fake news was bad? Deep fakes are where truth goes to die

Source: TheGuardian.com Technology can make it look as if anyone has said or done anything. Is it the next wave of (mis)information warfare? In May, a video appeared on the internet of Donald Trump offering advice to the people of … Continue reading

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Finland to start its Presidency of the Council of Europe

Source: UM.fi – Ulkoministeriö (Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland) Finland’s Presidency of the Council of Europe will start on 21 November 2018. Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland will visit Finland on 8 November. During his … Continue reading

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The world’s $80 trillion economy – in one chart

Source: WEForum.org (World Economic Forum) The latest estimate from the World Bank puts global GDP at roughly $80 trillion in nominal terms for 2017. Today’s chart from HowMuch.net uses this data to show all major economies in a visualization called … Continue reading

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“You Cry at Night but Don’t Know Why” – Sexual Violence against Women in North Korea

Source: HRW.org (Human Rights Watch) Oh Jung Hee is a former trader in her forties from Ryanggang province. She sold clothes to market stalls in Hyesan city and was involved in the distribution of textiles in her province. She said … Continue reading

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Google walkout: global protests over sexual harassment scandals

Source: TheGuardian.com Thousands of employees staging demonstrations against workplace culture. Thousands of Google staff are staging a walkout in protest at the company’s lenient treatment of executives accused of sexual misconduct. Demonstrations at the company’s offices around the world began … Continue reading

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AEJ says “No impunity“ for Saudi journalist’s murder: joint statement issued with Arab media NGO

Source: AEJ.org (Association of European Journalists) AEJ says „No impunity“ for Saudi journalist’s murder: joint statement issued with Arab media NGO An international crime: Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Turkey and punitive sanctions are required … Continue reading

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Enough with the ICO-Me-So-Horny-Get-Rich-Quick-Lambo ‘Crypto’

Source: CoinDesk.com CoinDesk asked cypherpunk legend Timothy May, author of the “Crypto Anarchist Manifesto,” to write his thoughts on the bitcoin white paper on its 10th anniversary. What he sent back was a sprawling 30-page evisceration of a technology industry … Continue reading

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AEJ joins London Vigil for Daphne on first anniversary of her brutal murder: an urgent call for justice

Source: AEJ.org AEJ joins London Vigil for Daphne on the anniversary of her brutal murder: an urgent call for justice MEDIA ADVISORY ONE YEAR ON – LONDON VIGIL FOR DAPHNE CARUANA GALIZIA Tuesday 16 October will mark one year since … Continue reading

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Ecuador partly restores internet access for WikiLeaks founder Assange

Source: Reuters.com (Reuters) – Ecuador has restored partial internet access to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who took refuge in the country’s London Embassy more than six years ago, WikiLeaks and an Assange lawyer said separately on Sunday. The move comes … Continue reading

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Final call to save the world from ‘climate catastrophe’

Source: BBC.com It’s the final call, say scientists, the most extensive warning yet on the risks of rising global temperatures. Their dramatic report on keeping that rise under 1.5 degrees C says the world is now completely off track, heading … Continue reading

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