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  • From Kenya’s postelection violence, an online community forms to give aid

    When Sallinder Nyawira received panicked messages from a colleague last August amid Kenya’s postelection violence, she knew she had to help. After both Kenya’s August election and a second election in October, violence broke out in hot spots, namely in the port city of Kisumu and in Nairobi slums such as Kibera.

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:53:10 -0400
  • Facebook’s lapse in privacy protection

    Facebook, the social media giant that collects data on about a quarter of humanity, is in the hot seat over the disclosure of personal information about 50 million of its users to a voter-profiling company. Every country, not just the United States, is trying to find a nuanced balance between secrecy and the transparency of personal data, such as facial recognition of shoppers. Facebook is not alone.

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:38:23 -0400
  • Here comes the esports revolution – are video gamers the Tom Bradys of tomorrow?

    Brady Girardi smiles as the next fan in line hands him a poster to sign. “You were so good tonight!” the woman gushes as Mr. Girardi scrawls his name across the page. The fan, whose shock of yellow-green hair matches Girardi’s jersey, walks away with a wide grin.

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:15:52 -0400
  • In Kansas voter ID trial, a clash of two visions for America

    There were a few things Jo Carolyn French wanted people to know when she took the witness stand at the US District Court in Kansas City last week – among them, that as an Arkansas teenager she picked 300 pounds of cotton a day and as a senior citizen she likes to drive her Ford Focus rocking out to Rod Stewart with her hair flowing in the wind. “I was hurt that no one believed me that I was an American citizen,” said French, a white resident of Osage City, Kan., who was called to testify by the defendant, Secretary of State Kris Kobach – whose office helped her prove her citizenship.

    Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:04:04 -0400
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