'Utterly horrifying': ex-Facebook insider says covert data harvesting was routine.
Mark Zuckerberg summoned to UK parliament
White House acknowledges the U.S. is at war in seven countries
Nicolas Sarkozy has been taken into police custody over claims he received millions of euros in illegal election financing from the regime of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Detectives probing claims Mr Sarkozy's victorious 2007 election campaign received €50m cash payments from Libya.
Trump wildlife protection board stuffed with trophy hunters: new U.S. advisory board created to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants, lions and rhinos is stacked with trophy hunters, including some members with direct ties to Trump’s family
World's last male northern white rhino dies
Warrant sought for Cambridge Analytica
Facebook has suspended the account of the whistleblower who exposed Cambridge Analytica
Both Facebook And Cambridge Analytica Threatened To Sue Journalists Over Stories On CA's Use Of Facebook Data
Japan is believed to be preparing to execute as many as 13 members of a doomsday cult in what could become the country’s biggest round of hangings in the past decade.
The Kremlin says U.S. President Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on re-election.
Revealed: Trump’s election consultants filmed saying they use bribes and sex workers to entrap politicians
MPs summon Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to give evidence on 'catastrophic failures' over Cambridge Analytica data breach
School bomb hoaxes revealed to be part of Minecraft gamer feud - Smearing a rival's Minecraft server was the motive for 24,000 bomb hoax emails sent to schools in the UK.
Data scientist who worked with Cambridge Analytica offers to testify to Congress
Ringo Starr receives knighthood: 'I'll wear it at breakfast'
Zuckerberg's Fortune Falls $3.8 Billion Over Data Exploitation - Bloomberg
For the first time, over half of Japan's elderly now aged 75 or older: The graying of Japan has reached a new milestone, as a government estimate showed Tuesday that people aged 75 or older make up more than half of the country’s elderly population.
Scots 'Nazi dog' film maker found guilty of being grossly offensive online
Facebook security chief reportedly leaving company after clashes over Russian disinformation
Cambridge Analytica accused of stealing Facebook data: Warrant sought to inspect company after allegations it stole data from Facebook and used it to manipulate multiple political campaigns around the world
BBC presenters attempted suicide and suffered "irreparable damage" because of corporation's "horrific" handling of tax affairs...corporation has been accused by 21 workers, including prominent television and radio presenters, of forcing them to set up personal service companies or risk losing jobs.
German researchers have discovered unknown persons are using bitcoin’s blockchain to store and link to child abuse imagery, potentially putting the cryptocurrency in jeopardy...making possession of it potentially unlawful in many countries.
China's Xi Jinping warns Taiwan will face 'punishment of history' for separatism.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody
Trump Organization real estate partner in India accused of 'large-scale fraud'
Trump prepared to hit China with $60B in annual tariffs
Quebec town bans smoking on sidewalks and streets: The bylaw, passed Monday night in the Montreal suburb of Hampstead, bans smoking in all public places, in what is believed to be a first in Canada.
Russian presidential vote tainted by reports of ballot-box stuffing
39 Indian hostages held by ISIL killed in Mosul: foreign minister
The Facebook exec who helped hunt down Russia’s political ads is leaving the company
YouTube comedian Count Dankula convicted over 'grossly offensive' Nazi salute dog video
Former French president Sarkozy questioned in custody over allegations of campaign financing by Libya’s Gaddafi
Model jumps from 6th floor of Dubai hotel 'to escape US businessman'
Britain labels Moscow’s nerve agent denials ‘increasingly absurd’
Pressure mounts on Zuckerberg to face data breach concerns - BBC News
Oil-Rich Saudi Arabia Is Turning to Nuclear Power
France may have broken international law by providing weapons and technical help to Saudi Arabia and the UAE which are fighting Huthi rebels in Yemen, a report commissioned by rights groups said Tuesday
MH17 crash: Ukraine pilot blamed by Russia 'kills himself'
Climate change will result in massive movement of people inside countries and across borders, creating “hotspots” where tens of millions pour into already crowded slums, according to World Bank. 140m people in three regions expected to migrate before 2050 unless environment is improved.
494 BigAl587 So yik yak?
503 Purednuht Anonymously and App don’t go hand in hand.
379 countingClouds In a country where the Supreme Court rules that an actress was in the wrong for coming out about being the victim of domestic abuse, I'm not too hopeful that this movement will change anything. > In August 2004, Choi Jin-sil came forward as a victim of domestic violence. Subsequently, the advertiser, Shinhan Engineering and Construction, claimed **she had not kept her contractual obligation to "maintain dignity"** as she had disclosed to the public her bruised and swollen face which was caused by the violence of her then husband.   > On June 4, 2009, the Supreme Court reversed a high court ruling that decided in favour of Choi in a compensation suit filed by the advertiser in 2004 against the actress, who was the model for its apartments. In handing down its ruling, the Supreme Court censured Choi for coming forward and declaring herself a victim of domestic violence, saying it **constituted a failure to maintain proper "social and moral honour"** She committed suicide in 2008, so the defendants in the case were her children.
410 ahm713 Male-dominated is an understatement. There are some *Middle Eastern* countries that are more empowering for women in corporate environment than South Korea.
605 AJEstes I love Korea, it's an awesome country. But it is about as patriarchal of a society as you can get in the modern world (though, ironically, they had a female president before us - she was terrible though). The way women are treated, from politics, to business, to family interactions, is absolute bullshit. I hope that #MeToo is successful over there. The country desperately needs change in that area.
10 sslee12 South Korea is a curious case where economical and technological development has outpaced progress in social norms and cultural mindset. By and large, it runs like a 21st century society bound by the habits reminiscent of the 1970s rural America. Confucian ethics impose order, hierarchy, and familial bonds in Korean society. There are certain merits. Traditions help move things along and reduce frictions between individuals. Homogeneous culture and demography are also significant factors. But those same ideas also trap people in a system that discourages outside thinking, initiatives, and freedom of expression, the qualities considered vital in a globalist, capital-driven economy. Every man plays police to his neighbors, scorn and disapproval his baton. Truths that Koreans take for granted are truths originally conceived by few men, ostensibly benefiting all but in practice catering to the elites. Think Asian societies are "collectivist," unlike the more "individualistic" west? Drawing such dichotomous contrasts between western and eastern societies is meaningless. As in the US or in Europe, the fruits of production in Korea accrue to whomever sits on top of the social/group hierarchy. Koreans raised in patriarchal tradition will not embrace gender equality because women threaten their place on top of the food chain. Even older generations of women will not fully support those who face harassment at work because of their rooted belief in the old culture. How long can a conversation last with Korean senior citizens before they ask if you are married or have children? Dare say no, and watch their faces gently fold into dismay and disapproval before they launch into hour-long lectures starting from the benefits of being a mother (not so much a wife or a career woman) and often ending with offers to set you up with someone they know.
150 Urthor Honestly #metoo is so badly needed in Korea this is going to produce some sad and hilarious results. Cannot wait for the crazy stories to come out.