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6 May 2016

Stories from 6 May 2016

#LeyTelecom: Mexican Supreme Court Ratifies Geolocation and Retention of Metadata

Advox

Mexico's Supreme Court has ratified the indiscriminate retention of metadata, allowing authorities to use real-time geolocation of mobile devices. But the battle in defense of privacy is far from over.

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Defenders

This week, we take you to Cambodia, Syria, Tajikistan, The Gambia and Colombia.

For Fascinating Photos of 20th-Century Japan, Look to 21st-Century Twitter

A Japanese Twitter account serves up an amazing selection of nostalgic photographs of Japan taken throughout the 20th century.

Violence Against Women in Mexico Has Become Dangerously Normalised, One Lawyer Says

"Social media has played a key role in exposing the high rates of violence that Mexican women endure, as well as the silence and machismo that often surrounds it."

‘Graffitours’ Capture a Colombian Community's Painful Past and Search for a Better Future

"We tell this story with great sadness, but we have to keep the memory alive. The memory must never be lost..."

The Fascinating History of Colombia's Currency, in 140 Characters or Less

On Twitter, @MonedasColombia shares facts about Colombia's currency. For example, did you know that 100 years ago, the National Bank released a 25 peso bill with a dog on it?

The CIA ‘Live-Tweets’ the Bin Laden Raid Five Years Later, Leaving Pakistanis Bewildered

"I get @CIA desire to take victory lap but tweeting #UBLRaid seems contrary to Intel Community ethos & good judgment"

Russian Internet Experts Push ‘Real Name’ Policy for Comments on News Websites

RuNet EchoAdvox

A new initiative by Kremlin-friendly Internet experts seeks to make anonymous comments on online media websites a thing of the past.

For Trinidad & Tobago, the Olympics Gymnastics Furore Is About Perceived Corruption

Netizens weren't happy with one blogger's take, which seemed to brush aside concerns that there was something more sinister behind the last-minute replacement of the country's representative gymnast.

Local Social Media Site Tries to Displace Facebook in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan's authoritarian government has made several attempts to lure the social media generation back into its virtual orbit.

Environmental Crisis Makes Protesters of Chilean Fisherman on Chiloé Island

The marine phenomenon known as a red tide has killed a wide range of sea species in Chiloé, costing many fishermen their livelihood. They blame the salmon industry.