July 25, 2021

Thousands evacuated after a dam breach flooded more than 100 villages in Myanmar

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From WN Officials said at least 50,000 people were evacuated in central Myanmar on Wednesday after a dam breach flooded more than 100 villages and towns and damaged one of the major highways in the area on Wednesday, according to The Guardian. Fire authorities dispatched a team to the Swar irrigation dam after the breach […]

Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar over secrets act

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From BBC A court in Myanmar has sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison for violating a state secrets act while investigating violence against the Rohingya minority. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, nationals of Myanmar, were arrested while carrying official documents which had just been given to them by police officers. They […]

Facebook plans to brief Congress on the Cambridge Analytica scandal

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Company representatives are meeting with committee staffers. By Mallory Locklear From engadget IMAGE: rrodrickbeiler Facebook is obviously in some very hot water in regards to Cambridge Analytica’s use of its users’ data. US Congress, the UK Parliament and even the FTC are looking for answers and Facebook is now agreeing to answer them. A company […]