Weekly Exploration Update #1

Civil and human rights

Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate Crimes Are on the Rise, and Our Government Is to Blame

China will ban people with poor ‘social credit’ from planes and trains

Inside Aleppo, a City in Ruins | NYT

Mike Pence: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Refugees want empowerment, not handouts | Robert Hakiza

The assassination of a black human rights activist in Brazil has created a global icon

The guide book that helped black Americans travel during segregation

Trans Day of Visibility: Activists Explain What It Means to 'Be Seen' in 2018

Women are not as divided on #MeToo as it may seem


Cambridge Analytica whistleblower: 'We spent $1m harvesting millions of Facebook profiles'

How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions

Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach

Statement: Platforms must keep user data safe

As Facebook revelations stir user and investor blowback: Can Zuckerberg and Sandberg fix what’s broken?

Facebook’s Surveillance Machine

Cambridge Analytica Uncovered: Secret filming reveals election tricks

Facebook is losing control of the narrative — and maybe the platform

Who Does Facebook Serve?

We were warned about Cambridge Analytica. Why didn't we listen?

This is the smoking gun at the centre of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica story

Academic who collected 50 million Facebook profiles: ‘We thought we were doing something normal’

The Problem With #DeleteFacebook

How to Delete Facebook Accounts

Boycotting digital monopolies like Facebook is harder than it seems

Movies & TV

Awards Season at GLAAD: Oscar Nominee Yance Ford (“Strong Island”)

Surgical Resident Breaks Down 49 Medical Scenes From Film & TV | WIRED


The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is at least four times worse than scientists thought


Global Internet usage

Media & the Mind: Crash Course Media Literacy #4

The Complicated Ethics Of Self-Driving Cars | Think | NBC News

The Internet Didn’t Create Shorter Attention Spans — Blame Books! (Part 2 of 3)

Windows 10 Accessibility: What to expect in the year ahead

Why (and how) Windows 10 PCs with LTE and eSIM will change the game


Correlation Doesn’t Equal Causation: Crash Course Statistics #8

How Ticks Dig In With a Mouth Full of Hooks | Deep Look


Security and privacy

AMD promises firmware fixes for security processor bugs

Apple confirms it will fix bug that caused Siri to read out hidden lock screen notifications

Campaign targets Apple over privacy betrayal for Chinese iCloud users

Dropbox updates its vulnerability disclosure policy to protect researchers

Entire broadband industry will help FCC defend net neutrality repeal

Telegram told to give encryption keys to Russian authorities

The Legitimisation of Have I Been Pwned


Privacy Win! Facebook Is Adding A ‘Protect My Data’ Button That Does Nothing But Feels Good To Press

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