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Hera Hussain حرا - Issue #2: Risks of complacency, states using social issues to oppress (via tech) & verification of ownership data

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What's in this one: Many interesting essays, reports and articles but my favourites are the ones abou
 

Hera Hussain حرا

May 20 · Issue #2 · View online
Open data, women's rights, anti-corruption, movement building, representative media and more

What’s in this one: Many interesting essays, reports and articles but my favourites are the ones about the Handmaiden’s tale and the risk of complacency, the interview of Rachel Dolezai and a piece about the verification of beneficial ownership data. I have put more direct quotes in this edition to see if you like it better. Let me know what you think!

Corruption
“Behind every great fortune…”
In a scene straight out of the movies, the much awaited judgement of Panama Papers case on the current Prime Minister of Pakistan and his family in the Supreme Court starts with a quote from Mario Puzo’s The Godfather. See it here.
How anonymous companies can undermine national security
Nigeria's senators and representatives published their budget for the first time #OpenNASS — Quartz
What we really mean when we talk about verification (Part 1 of 4) — OpenOwnership
Follow the data: does a legal document link Brexit campaigns to US billionaire? | Technology | The Guardian
Barclays chief apologises to shareholders for trying to identify whistleblower
Women's Rights
The real horror of “The Handmaid’s Tale” | 1843
How Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale succumbed to feminist curse
Monsters, jealousy and “sick love” — how the Italian media covers violence against women | openDemocracy
This Tweet About Clinton & Le Pen Reveals The Problem With People Who Believe Feminism Is Just About “Supporting All Women”
Perspective
The limits of non-cooperation as a strategy for social change | openDemocracy
The Heart of Whiteness: Ijeoma Oluo Interviews Rachel Dolezal, the White Woman Who Identifies as Black - Features - The Stranger
Trump only cares about Sunni, not Shiite Syrian children
The Coyote’s Trail: A Machine Gun’s Path from Serbia to Syria - OCCRP
Code for Japan: How a Nuclear Disaster Ushered In the Age of the Hacker
Democracy, authority, rights & technology
Ransomware Attack Hits NHS and Thousands More Companies | WIRED
Microsoft Claims Stolen U.S. Government Computer Code Fuels Cyberattack - WSJ
Doxing the hero who stopped WannaCry was irresponsible and dumb
What oppressors do: take a legitimate argument about privacy & use it to serve an autocratic agenda. What Theresa may is suggesting could be is a path to Orwell’s 1984.
Theresa May to create new internet that would be controlled and regulated by government | The Independent
This Is What a Modern-Day Witch Hunt Looks Like
The Heineken Ad Is Worse Than The Pepsi Ad, You’re Just Too Stupid To Know It
130 Million Aadhaar Numbers In India Made Public
How WeChat Spreads Rumors, Reaffirms Bias, and Helped Elect Trump
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