Last night, on the eve of a vote to ban the Muslim call to prayer within the city of Jerusalem, Israel television station Channel 2 was hacked – warning Israeli citizens of “divine punishment” for their recent actions.
According to reports from Amnesty International East Africa, clashes in Kasese, resulted in at least 62 deaths and hundreds of arrests over the weekend – The king, Charles Wesley Mumbere, was also arrested.
Since 15 November, government bombardment of east Aleppo has killed 212 civilians, including 27 children. Today, the Syrian Government took control of the largest held area of East Aleppo they have ever captured since the War began in 2011.
Two days ago Wikileaks announced the release of “The Yemen Files,” a collection of documents chronicling US weapon shipments to Saudi Arabia since 2009 – leading to the outbreak of Civil War in Yemen which continues to this day.
After years of trials, not all of them won, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has successfully lobbied Legislature to change the laws surrounding government “hacking”/surveillance. Now, beginning December 1, 2016, the FBI will have the legal jurisdiction to hack an indefinite number of computers/phones/tablets/devices, potentially thousands to millions, under a singular search warrant.
Investigative Report from Amnesty International: Pro-Government forces in Yemen are not bombing hospitals and killing off medical personnel like their counterparts in Aleppo, they are hijacking them, stationing troops inside them an dictating who can receive medical treatment or not – violating international law and committing War Crimes in the process.
From the perspective of a small time publisher just entering into the market, what does Google and Facebook’s recent crackdown on “fake news” and “alternative media” mean for the future of small, independent publishers?
A month before his final term is supposed to end, Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of The Congo, has said he will not leave office next month. Now, violent protests are erupting across the country and to date, dozens have been killed, hundreds imprisoned the free press has been shut down by the Congolese Government.
Vladimir Putin has said the Russian Military intends to abandon foreign hardware/software – mainly Microsoft – in favor domestically manufactured technology. Russia says the decision to abandon Microsoft is “a matter of National Security.” Here is why this has become an issue worth discussing in 2016
As reported by Middle East Eye, “159,000 people” have attempted to travel to Italy from Libya this year – over 27,000 in the month of October alone. Conservative estimates say 4,000 people have drowned in the Mediterranean, to date, in 2016 alone.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has said the country is removing its signature from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court – Governed by The United Nations – because the ICC is not “independent” or “authoritative.” While this may be true, Amnesty International Russia argues the real reason Russia is leaving is to ensure the Russian Government can not be sued for “alleged” War Crimes in Ukraine or Syria – in international court. Not only has Russia withdrawn, but Putin has also called for several other countries to also follow their lead.
As the 15th United Nations Assembly of State Parties begins this week, several countries have either actively withdrawn or threatened to withdraw their support from the ICC for continually targeting poor countries, while protecting the interests of world leaders at the same time.