Stories from 2 May 2017
‘We Told You So': Australian Federal Police Accessed Journalist's Phone Records Illegally
Australian police have breached the law by accessing a journalist's phone records without a warrant in order to trace a leak.
Protests Still Spreading in Venezuela, Despite Political Repression
Protests are spreading across Venezuela, and the number of deaths is only rising, as the crisis between the government and the opposition boils over.
The World’s Largest Biometric Database is Leaking Indian Citizens’ Data — But Keeps On Growing
Over the last few months, the Indian twittersphere has been awash with citizens concerned about government websites leaking millions of individual digital ID numbers. On May 1, the Centre for Internet and Society, a multi-disciplinary think tank in Bangalore, released a report indicating that faulty information security practices have exposed as many as 135 million ID...
Fighting Fire With Fire: African Regional Body Proposes High Costs for Internet Shutdowns
A new proposal would cut off technical resources for governments that shut down the Internet. But if governments go offline, the effects will unquestionably be felt by the public.
Indians Are Speaking Up About Depression to Do Away With the Social Stigma Surrounding It
"In my heart, I believe that the time is now right for the world to deal with depression a kinder way."
Wikimujeres Wants More Women Editors to Fix Wikipedia's Gender Imbalance
"We are group of Wikipedia users concerned about the diversity and neutrality of Wikipedia and we are willing to work to reduce...the gender and culture gap..."