Martha Irvine, Ap National Writer Updated 2:07 am, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 CHICAGO (AP) — Ayrial Miller is clearly annoyed. Her mother is sitting with her on the couch in their Chicago apartment, scrolling through the teen's contacts on social media. "Who's this?" asks Jennea Bivens, aka Mom. It's a friend of a friend, Ayrial says, and they haven't talked in a while. "Delete it," her mom says. Recommended Video: Now Playing: The Inspire Middle East team delves into the world of film and virtual reality at the Abu Dhabi Ideas Weekend, to discover the impact of the latest scientific innovations on the creative industries. The show also spotlights the region’s music scene and hears from one talented emerging artist about how she’s playing to packed arenas, producing her own albums and finding time to raise a family. Plus, to coincide with International Women’s Day, we walk a day in the shoes of inspiring UAE residents and hear from the … [Read more...] about Do you really know what your kid’s doing on that smartphone?
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World UAE Cyber Crime human rights watch An activist in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 years and jail and a fine of 1 million dirhams, or about $272,245, for "defaming" and sharing "false information" about his nation on social media. An Abu Dhabi court ruled that Emirati citizen Ahmed Mansoor, who was part of Human Rights Watch (HRW) Middle East and North Africa Advisory (MENA) Committee, will also face three years of probation after his sentence, Gulf News reported. According to the ruling, the activist was found guilty of using Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites to "defame" the UAE by publishing "false information", "lies" and "rumors". Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director of the Middle East and North Africa division at HRW, criticized the UAE's decision to convict Mansoor. Recommended Slideshows 61 Every World Press Photo Winner Ever: 60 Images That Define Our … [Read more...] about Prominent UAE Activist Jailed For 10 Years Over Social Media Activity
US & Canada 21 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44200621 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsIran nuclear deal Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is imposing the "strongest sanctions in history" on Iran.In a speech in Washington, America's top diplomat said Iran would be … [Read more...] about US vows strongest ever Iran sanctions
Tara Francis Chan, provided by Published 1:51 am, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images Malaysia headed to the polls on Wednesday in one of the country's closest elections in history. Thousands of Malaysians abroad were unable to return their postal votes in time, but a global community of volunteers sprang up to hand carry every vote home. One Facebook group has more than 3,000 members helping connect voters with "runners" who are flying home or are on the ground in Malaysia to submit the ballots before the Wednesday 5 p.m. deadline. While Malaysia's election has been controversial with the recent implementation of a "anti-fake news" law, it has illustrated how Facebook can be used to promote democracy. to Taipei could help her. Standing near the check-in desks with a handful of acquaintances for more than two hours, she held a handmade sign scrawled with "Are you going to Kuala Lumpur" on a bright yellow DHL envelope. Mariswamy's odds weren't great. There … [Read more...] about An army of volunteers who mobilized on Facebook are racing around the world to hand-carry Malaysian election votes to the ballot box
The Commonwealth Bank has admitted a supplier lost two magnetic tapes in 2016 containing backup data on nearly 20 million customers.The nation's biggest company said it can not find two magnetic data tapes that stored names, addresses, account numbers and transaction details from 2000 to 2016.This is one of the biggest privacy breaches in recent memory, possibly in Australia's history, and it comes just days after the banking regulator delivered a scathing report on the Commonwealth Bank, describing a "widespread sense of complacency", "lack of accountability", and a failure to learn from mistakes at the company.They did not contain passwords, PINs or any other data that could be used for account fraud. Backup magnetic tape drives containing the financial statements were believed to have been sent there to be destroyed.The bank ordered an independent investigation in 2016 which found the tapes had most likely been disposed of, however customers were never told. The tapes included … [Read more...] about CBA secretly loses 20 million accounts