Rights groups say there has been a spate of intimidation and arrests of government critics. On July 31, security forces halted a planned anti-government protest in Harare, and since then a number of activists have remained in hiding, saying they fear arrest. … [Read more...] about Zimbabwe Opposition Criticizes Snub by South African Envoys to Investigate Rights Abuses
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Morse’s age has nothing to do with this. So much is blamed on the follies of youth, when come on, as humans we know when we are crossing boundaries, or being douchey. You either recognize that, and come back from the edge, or try it on even more. And if Morse and others like him really feel they are too young to know these things about themselves, or if they feel their youth means their behavior is in some kind of do-what-you-want bubble, or if they really can’t judge their own behavior for what it is, then perhaps they shouldn’t go out into social spaces and impose themselves on other adults. Stay home, be a big kid, play with their LEGOs. … [Read more...] about Is Scandal-Hit Massachusetts Mayor Alex Morse Really a Victim of Homophobia?
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Police departments from Texas to Virginia have purchased software that uses NEC's algorithms, either directly or through companies that supply technology to law enforcement, such as South Carolina-based DataWorks Plus, according to NEC materials and queries from the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology. … [Read more...] about Tech companies are still helping police scan your face
Six pharmaceutical companies, including Moderna and Pfizer, have reached deals with the US government to develop a Covid-19 vaccine as part of a federal push to curb the pandemic. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has previously said it would only approve a vaccine if it meets a 50% efficacy requirement. … [Read more...] about Russia’s unproven Covid-19 vaccine will be available to other countries by November, funder says. But safety concerns remain