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7 August 2015

Stories from 7 August 2015

Russia Hacks the Military Again (Its Own)

Russian hackers Anonymous International are shaming the country's Defense Ministry for poor information security practices by leaking sensitive documents that were allegedly sent via free email services.

Zambian Businessman’s Lawyers Petition GoDaddy To Pull Down News Site

Zambian citizen media website Zambia Reports is facing legal threats from a local businessman, Rajan Mahtani, is petitioning GoDaddy, the website’s hosting company, to kick Zambia Reports off of its servers. According to the Zambian...

“No Country For Secular Bloggers”: Niloy Neel is the Fourth Bangladeshi Blogger To Be Killed in 2015

"How many more bloggers must be murdered before the government acts decisively to stem the violence and impunity?"

How Social Media Moved People to Act in Flood-Ravaged Myanmar

"This time the flood is being covered minute-by-minute via social media and we can see how authorities have responded, for better or for worse."

Before and After the Bomb: an Interactive Tour of Nagasaki

The Nagasaki Archive is an interactive web tool based on Google Earth that explores Nagasaki - before and after the atomic bombing of August 9th, 1945.

China Steps Up Internet Surveillance With “Cybersecurity Police Stations” at Major Websites

Until now, managing online discourse has been delegated to Internet content providers on a largely ad hoc basis.

“They Can't Take Our Flag!”: Madagascar Outraged at 2015 Indian Ocean Games

The 2015 Indian Ocean Island Games in Réunion have been plagued by incidents which escalated into a diplomatic row between Madagascar and France.

How India's Porn Ban Backfired And “Brought the Entire Nation Together”

India's overreaching ban on pornography sites was lifted less than a week after it was laid down, in the wake of heavy criticism. But the mockery of government continues.

Is Another Political Crisis Looming in Guinea-Bissau?

After coups in 2010 and 2012, a new political crisis between the President and Prime Minister is looming in Guinea-Bissau.

Muhammadiyah Wants Indonesia be a Key Player in the World

With a large population and abundant resources, the Islamic group Muhammadiyah wants to push Indonesia to emerge as a key player in the world.

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