[Kiev] Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has signed several laws limiting protests and banning the wearing of helmets and gas masks. Protesters in Kiev responded by beating police officers with clubs. How would you all respond to more of your freedom being taken away?
Today in practical, informative art: A feminist art student has designed a wearable guide to female anatomy, in the form of stylish high-waisted women’s underwear and a matching t-shirt bra. Eleanor Haswell’s project, “Why Are You So Afraid Of Your Own Anatomy?,” celebrates the female body with a scientific diagram of the reproductive system — from ovary to fallopian tube to broad ligament — lying roughly in the location where each component actually exists, along with a “full coverage” brassiere that depicts the nipple and areola in their full glory.
Student protestor stares in the direction of the Bolivarian National Police (BNP) from a barricade set up by protesters in the Altamira neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela. The Venezuelan government ordered paratroopers Thursday to a border city where growing student protests began over two weeks ago, with President Nicolas Maduro angrily rejecting US calls for dialogue.
[Intelligence] The Fact That The US Intelligence Community So Readily Admits To Fantasies Of Killing Ed Snowden Shows Why They Can’t Be Trusted
Benny Johnson, over at Buzzfeed, has been able to get a bunch of intelligence community and military officials to comment anonymously, but on the record, about how much they want to kill Snowden, often including full descriptions of how they’d do it – and the fact that they don’t see any reason to support things like basic due process. The quotes are chilling.
New internet controls that will let authorities in Turkey block web pages within hours, in what the opposition has said is part of a government bid to stifle discussion of a corruption scandal, erupted with protests. Police fired water cannon and teargas to disperse hundreds of people in central Istanbul. Protesters responded by throwing stones or setting off fireworks aimed at police before scattering into side streets.
A British unit known as the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group, or JTRIG, has waged war on the hacktivists of Anonymous and LulzSec, according to documents taken from the National Security Agency by Edward Snowden. The existence of JTRIG has never been previously disclosed publicly.
[#Kiev Riots] Although President Viktor #Yanukovych said that the new laws against protesting and talks with the EU were up for review, riots broke out beyond the borders of the capital city Kiev in #Ukraine. Protesters have seen groups break off from the main protest to create chaos using weapons such as chainsaws, Molotovs and even guns. A catapult has also been used against riot police.
Want to Know When GPS-Enabled Apps Access Your Location?
Created by researchers at Rutgers University, this Android application alerts you when your GPS-enabled apps access your location on your smartphone. It doesn’t have an official name yet, but the working title is the RutgersPrivacyApp
There are a million reasons why your GPS location may need to be accessed by apps, as anyone with a smartphone should know. This covers Facebook check-ins, apps that tell you what friends are near you, the obvious maps, and, of course, law enforcement and cybercriminals with access to this information.
Honor killings is the premeditated murder of adulterous women and homosexual men that bring shame upon the family. Family is the number one perpetrator of honor killings, but there is no crying over their spilt blood. In this war of honor versus chivalry, which will taste the glory of victory? Honor is not a word limited to Middle Eastern cultures. Most treat it like it is. http://deepcor.com/news/1037/honor-a-history-of-contradiction