19 December 2010

Stories from 19 December 2010

Belarus: Users Are Redirected to Fake Opposition Websites

RuNet Echo  19 December 2010

Habrahabr-user webdew reports that Belarus users are being redirected to fake opposition websites: gazetaby.in, nnby.in, charter97.in, bchdd.in, belaruspartisan.in, euroradio.in, ucpb.in, svaboda.in. The design of all these websites is the same but the content is completely different from the original. All domains belong to “Belpak”, Belarus state-owned Internet provider.

Japan: Woman sued Google Street View for pics of underwear

  19 December 2010

Again troubles for Google Street Views [en] in Japan. Reports said [en] that a young woman sued Google for showing pictures of her underwear drying on the balcony and claimed about 7,000 USD for damages. A blogger at Gundam Nikki commented saying that such an action is exaggerated and due...

Chile: Prison Fire Sparks Debate on Social Networking Sites

  19 December 2010

A fire in a prison in San Miguel in Santiago, Chile, which killed more than 80 prisoners after one of its towers caught fire, caused mixed reactions on social networks. The fire has opened the debate on human rights of prisoners and the media coverage of events like these.

Chile: Women in Chilean Politics

  19 December 2010

In El Quinto Poder, Danae Mlynarz writes [es] about the role of women in Chilean politics, saying that “political parties do not promote the incorporation of women in their boards, and they do not meet the quotas they have established for internal elections or elected positions.”

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