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The latest police figures show that 10,818 rape cases were reported in the first quarter of 2022. South Africa has among the highest rape incidence in the world. How can gender-based violence in the country be reduced?

In Office 365 and Windows 10 lots of telemetry data is gathered and transmitted to Microsoft without Microsoft giving satisfying information about what is logged and transferred, the German Data Protection Conference says. The experts criticize that American authorities can access data stored in the European cloud without the German government having control over this.

Shanghai Data Exchange Goes International With First Branch In Singapore
With the mission of "building a data factor market and promoting data capitalization", the Chinese organization aims to collaborate with tech companies like Amazon AWS, Google, KPMG, Fraunhofer and others.

Prime minister says he raised Wikileaks co-founder’s case with US representatives recently and will continue to push for it to be ‘brought to a close’

Technicians from overnight repair shops access personal data and sometimes also copy data from their clients' devices, researchers in Canada find. Devices belonging to females were more likely to be snooped on, and snooping tended to seek more sensitive data, including both sexually revealing and non-sexual pictures, documents, and financial information.


U.S. Govt. Apps Bundled Code With Ties to Malware Developer in Russia
Mobile apps for the U.S. Army and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were integrating software that sends visitor data to a Russian company called Pushwoosh, Krebs-On-Security writes.

An interesting article about the shutdown of Wikileaks from a legal point of view.

Greece is the last country in Europe in terms of protection from gender-based violence, with fragmented services and a low level of trust of victims in the criminal justice system and in the service delivery system, the Hellenic Psychiatric Association says.

I hope there will be millions of similar instances one day, because this is part of being federated. This is a distributed network. I can join any community if I want, I can configure my own server if I want, and so can you and everyone else. If your community then scales faster than mine because your content is more relevant or better by any means, that’s fine with me. I can either stay small or learn from you and grow later, and so can all others, just as they themselves want it to be.

At least this is my opinion, this is why I am here.



It’s interesting that I can see the comment below written by @lisko when using the Jerboa client, but it’s not visible in Lemmur. Is it just me?



China's government said the reporter hadn't presented his press credentials.

Low-wage frontline jobs, which are the ones most often deemed “essential” and require people to work in-person, are heavily staffed by women, the Economic Policy Institute says. Therefore, women have become scarcer at the top and are still overrepresented at the bottom of the wage pyramid.

It appears they don’t report the numbers.

Officials [in India] have failed to track such attacks

Edit: There are more countries for which no reliable numbers exist, for example China and a lot of African countries.


UK: NHS breaks up £400mn data contract in response to privacy concerns, ...
... but US data analytics giant Palantir is still set to bid for the most lucrative element of the contract with a value of £360mn.

Between 2019 and 2020, the number of gender-related killings increased in Western Europe by 11%; in Southern Europe the increase was 5%. In North America these killings increased by 8%, and by 5% in South America. Studies show that one in four young women will have already experienced violence by an intimate partner by the time they reach their mid-twenties.

In Shanghai, people were seen shouting slogans such as "Xi Jinping, step down" and "Communist party, step down". A female demonstrator told the BBC police officers were asked how they felt about the protests, and the answer was "the same as you". But, she said, "they wear their uniforms so they're doing their job."

Yes. I’d be happy if history teaches me wrong, but somehow I feel they won’t do it.


This is sadly true. Sometimes I feel it is even worse. People could use products like LibreOffice for a donation of their choice or even for free if they want to, but they rather pay for Microsoft 365. I don’t understand that.



New mathematical model could help avoid spattering squeezy sauce bottles
Most of us are all too familiar with how, when we come to the end of a squeezy sauce bottle, the smooth flow of liquid can suddenly turn to a messy spatter. But a new mathematical model has shed light onto why this phenomenon occurs and what we could do to stop it.

It tells a lot about our global (!) human society that such a day is needed.


Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Unequal distribution of access to green infrastructure in urban areas primarily occurs because of the higher land and property values new greening has been shown to produce—for the benefits of a few and the exclusion of many. A new study now suggests that cities can and should take action to ensure more socially just impacts of green financing.

Researchers at the MIT used a reinforcement learning approach that is decentralized, which means the agents learn to win the games independently, making the system more scalable. The framework could be used by a group of autonomous drones working together to find a lost hiker in a thick forest, or by self-driving cars that strive to keep passengers safe by anticipating future moves of other vehicles driving on a busy highway.

I didn’t understand it as against me, I just didn’t understand :-). All fine. The super rich footballer appears to feel understandably uneasy given that he is “controlled” as he says. The point is that he and his peers could say ‘no’ to this exactly because they are “super rich”, but they literally play to their sponsors in an industry that seems to have lost any human dignity.

Unfortunately his sentiment could be a foretaste of a society which we may be heading into. How will ( or already do?) citizens feel in a world of ubiquitous CCTVs and client-side scanning technologies where everything you do and say is constantly monitored and logged? What does this mean for the freedom of opinion and other human rights we in the so-called “western world” are so proud of?


Harsh reality finally coming into contact with super rich football players.

I don’t understand this. Where’s the context?





Yeah, it’s even said in the first sentence of the article. Should have read it more carefully before posting. I stand corrected.


I don’t know people with children in Germany, but you can read it here and many other sites. 🤔


Germany already did that a couple of years ago afaik. But, yes, let’s hope others will follow.




Ah, I read that, too. Boycotting public viewing is better than nothing, but they should cancel the entire event.