18 Year Old Hacks the Head of CIA

April 27, 2018

An 18 year old from the UK has been sentenced to two years in jail for hacking the email accounts of the heads of top US intelligence agencies. He said his motivation was support for the Palestinians and was against the US “killing innocent civilians”. The hacker, Kane Gamble will go to a youth detention […]

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Pet Owners of Fake Service Animals will incur $250 Fine

April 25, 2018

Arizona, along with the federal government and 19 other states have passed a law that makes it a criminal offense to pass off their pet as service animal if it is just a regular pet. Service dogs may be identified by their owners under federal law by being asked two questions; if the animal in […]

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Broward County Judge Berates Defendant in Wheelchair with Breathing Issues

April 24, 2018

Anna Twiggs found her sister Sandra dead in her bed on Wednesday, just two days after returning home from her court hearing for family misdemeanor charges. The Judge who was on Sandra’s case had apparently, from Broward County public defendant Finklestein’s recollection, berated her in court. Finklestein further comments that Judge Merrilee Ehrlich should be […]

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Florida Alien Land Provision Set to a Vote in November

April 24, 2018

A law instated in Florida State Constitution in 1926 is set to be challenged when voters decide whether illegal immigrants should be allowed to own land. Critics of the 1926 law think that provisions such as the “alien land” shows homage to the state’s discriminatory past. The Florida Constitution Revision Commission backed the proposal 36-1. […]

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Switter, the Next Online Sex Worker Community to be Taken Down by FOSTA

April 24, 2018

President Donald Trump signed the FOSTA legislation on the 11th of April. The new law aims to combat human trafficking by inhibiting the legal blankets that online platforms hide behind. The CEO of Cloudfare, a content distribution network, comments on the situation that it is “just a bad law” in terms of not knowing how […]

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SESTA to have Negative Impacts on the Sex Worker Community

April 23, 2018

The implementation of the SESTA law may have dire consequences for the sex worker community especially for Trans sex workers who are afforded less privilege than other sex workers, says advocacy group Survivors Against SESTA. On Wednesday, President Trump signed the SESTA law, meaning websites will be liable for what users say on their websites. […]

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The US Supreme Court Considers the Term “Aggravated Felony” as Unconstitutionally Vague

April 23, 2018

The US Supreme Court has raised concerns about an ambiguous term in the Immigration and Nationality Act under the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause. The term in question is an “aggravated felony” and whether it is too broad to either bar or exclude immigrants under the US immigration law. The term came under question due […]

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Backpage.com Taken Down for Human Trafficking Accusations

April 20, 2018

Federal authorities have taken down a major player in the online classified advertising industry, Backpage.com. There have been recent accusations that the website has facilitated in the trafficking of minors through their ads with code words such as “amber alert”. The co-founders of the website were quick to defend the online platform that they have […]

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Senegal and Their “Impressive” Prostitution Policies

April 20, 2018

Compared to many African states, Senegal has one of the lowest rates of the contracted HIV virus spread among prostitutes. The Economist reports, that this is because Senegal is the only country in Africa to regulate sex workers and issue them with identification cards that provide free health care and education initiatives. For assistance understanding […]

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Gay Dating App Grindr in Trouble for Sharing Users HIV Status

April 11, 2018

Grindr CEO Scott Chen, replied to backlash about sharing users’ private data with other companies as standard “industry practice”. He also mentions that measures were taken to protect users’ privacy and that sharing the data with partners Apptimize and Localytics was merely to test the performance of the app. Researchers have voiced their concern that […]

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