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You could soon spend 10 years in Australian jail if you don’t hand over your phone password to cops

By ethan / August 19, 2018

New Australian bill introduces some of the toughest legislation anywhere in the world for refusing to hand over personal data, while other Western countries are scrambling for their own solutions. Existing legislation already allows for imprisonment for up to two years for failing to give investigators access when serious crime is involved, but the new Assistance […]

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Attack on academic freedom or stand against pseudoscience: Is Hungary right to ban gender studies?

By ethan / August 19, 2018

Viktor Orban’s Hungary risks becoming a European pariah after declaring it will no longer certify gender studies courses. Even if they’re right about their academic worthlessness, should officials tell universities what to teach? “Astonishment” was the word Budapest’s Central European University (CEU) used in response to the government’s measures – “without any justification or antecedent” […]

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'We see the games they play': Erdogan says Ankara won't bow to US

By ethan / August 19, 2018

Ankara won’t bow before those who set up their “own order by exploiting the world” and make Turkey their “strategic target,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, referring to the US amid a deepening diplomatic rift. “They were not able to make us collapse and they will never be. If they have their dollars, we […]

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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits Indonesia's Lombok island

By ethan / August 19, 2018

A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck Indonesia’s Lombok island. The quake’s epicenter is located at a shallow depth of 7.9km. The island has been hit by a series of quakes recently, killing hundreds of people. The quake struck 64 km (40 miles) from the city of Mataram with a population of 400,000 people, the […]

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