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14 Heroes & 14 Villains

In Internet, Politics, World on செப்ரெம்பர் 27, 2015 at 1:06 முப

Source: Blog | Access

Heroes

  1. David Kaye, Special Rapporteur to the United Nations Human Rights Council on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
  2. U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, introduced and was a crucial advocate for the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015.
  3. Malkia Amal Cyril, executive director of the Center for Media Justice and co-founder of the Media Action Grassroots Network, Malkia Amal Cyril’s work
  4. MPs David Davis and Tom Watson
  5. Maricarmen Sequera is the director of TEDIC, a Paraguayan digital rights organization
  6. Journalists Scahill and Begley revealed that American and British spies hacked into the internal computer network of the world’s largest producer of SIM cards and stole vast quantities of encryption keys
  7. As director of the digital liberties organization Bolo Bhi, Farieha Aziz has been at the forefront of the campaign to modify the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2015, currently under consideration in Pakistan.
  8. Netzpolitik released confidential documents to the public exposing Germany’s plans to launch bulk surveillance programs
  9. a District Court struck down an 11-year-old gag order imposed by the FBI on Nicholas Merrill, the owner of Calyx, an internet service provider.
  10. Kakao (formerly Daum Kakao), owns a South Korean internet company with a popular messaging service
  11. The U.N. Human Rights Council
  12. Moxie Marlinspike (& team), founder of Open Whisper Systems, an open source software group that freely offers the programs Signal, TextSecure, and Redphone
  13. Kate Westmoreland is a cybercrime and human rights expert with Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society. Her January paper, Foreign Law Enforcement Access to User Data: A Survival Guide and Call for Action,
  14. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO has vocally resisted government demands to weaken the company’s data security practices

Villains

  1. Hacking Team, covertly sold advanced communications surveillance services and resources to multiple governments and entities with poor records on human rights.
  2. Prime Minister Manuel Valls, pushed through dangerous new legislation that lacks clarity and precision, and authorizes French intelligence services to exercise broad surveillance powers without prior judicial approval or oversight.
  3. Pablo Romero Quezada is the former director of Ecuador’s intelligence agency, the Secretaría Nacional de Inteligencia (SENAIN)
  4. Attorney General Githu Muigai fought to preserve Kenya’s Security Laws despite a High Court judgment overturning the legislation.
  5. Canadian MP Steven Blaney was the sponsor of Bill C-51
  6. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron
  7. Anthony Batts, former Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department in the U.S. Acting under a nondisclosure agreement with the FBI that was signed by a previous commissioner, the Baltimore Police Department used the “Stingray” surveillance device 4,300 times

  8. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi argued before India’s Supreme Court that privacy is not a fundamental right
  9. Spanish Judge Javier Gómez Bermúdez jailed seven people without specifying the individualized charges or facts attributed to each suspect, forcing the defendants to make statements without knowing what they were accused of.
  10. Telefonica
  11. Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayut Chan-o-cha approved legislation to create a National Cybersecurity Committee
  12. Washington Post Editorial Board suggested that the U.S. Congress could compel Apple and Google to use their “wizardry” to create a “Secure Golden Key” for the government to access otherwise secure user data
  13. Gerhard Schindler is president of Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND)
  14. U.S. Senator Richard Burr, As chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Burr has been a driving force behind the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) legislation
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19 Themes from Journal of International Affairs

In Lists on செப்ரெம்பர் 12, 2015 at 1:23 முப

  1. Fall/Winter 2015 – Breaking Point: Protests and Revolutions in the 21st Century
  2. Spring/Summer 2014 – Global Food Security
  3. Fall/Winter 2013 – The Gender Issue: Beyond Exclusion
  4. Spring/Summer 2013 – The Rise of Latin America
  5. Fall/Winter 2012 – Transnational Organized Crime
  6. Spring/Summer 2012 – The Future of the City
  7. Fall/Winter 2011 – Inside the Authoritarian State
  8. Spring/Summer 2011 – Sino-Indian Relations
  9. Fall/Winter 2010 – Innovating for Development
  10. Spring/Summer 2010 – Rethinking Russia
  11. Fall/Winter 2009 – Pakistan and Afghanistan: Domestic Pressures and Regional Threats
  12. Spring/Summer 2009 – Africa in the 21st Century
  13. Fall/Winter 2008 – Global Finance
  14. Spring/Summer 2008 – Water: A Global Challenge
  15. Fall/Winter 2007 – Religion & Statecraft
  16. Spring/Summer 2007 – Iran
  17. Fall/Winter 2006 – Historical Reconciliation
  18. Spring/Summer 2006 – The Globalization of Disaster
  19. Fall/Winter 2005 – The Politics of the Sea: Regulating Stateless Space

List of Countries that require their Leader to belong to a certain Religion

In World on ஜூலை 24, 2014 at 8:36 பிப

Source: In 30 countries, heads of state must belong to a certain religion | Pew Research Center

1. Christian

  • Andorra
  • Lebanon

2. Muslim

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Algeria
  3. Brunei
  4. Iran
  5. Jordan
  6. Malaysia
  7. Maldives
  8. Mauritania
  9. Morocco
  10. Oman
  11. Pakistan
  12. Qatar
  13. Saudi Arabia
  14. Somalia
  15. Syria
  16. Tunisia
  17. Yemen

3. Buddhist

  • Bhutan
  • Thailand

4. Pancasila

  • Indonesia

Top 20 global leaders with the longest names

In Politics, World on ஜனவரி 8, 2014 at 1:25 முப

Source & Thanks: World Political Heads and Foreign Premiers | News | The Guardian

State Head of state Name count
Madagascar Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina Rakotoarimanana 44
Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck 27
Argentina Cristina Fernández de Kirchner 27
Kuwait Sabah AlAhmad AlJaber AlSabah 26
Guinea Bissau Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo 26
Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo 26
Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow 24
United Arab Emirates Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan 23
Andorra Joan Enric Vives Sicília 22
Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono 22
State Head of government Name count
Qatar Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani 34
Samoa Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi 31
Kuwait Jaber AlMubarak AlHamad AlSabah 28
United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum 26
Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson 26
Mauritania Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf 25
Djibouti Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed 23
Swaziland Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini 23
Tonga Sialeʻataongo Tuʻivakanō 23
Chad Kalzeubet Pahimi Deubet 21
Vanuatu Moana Carcasses Kalosil 21

Person of the Year: Top Choices from the Time.com Poll Results

In Lists, USA, World on திசெம்பர் 6, 2012 at 2:55 முப

Thanks: Time

  1. Kim Jong Un
  2. Undocumented Immigrants
  3. Mohamed Morsi
  4. Aung San Suu Kyi and Thein Sein
  5. Gabby Douglas
  6. Ai Weiwei
  7. Malala Yousafzai
  8. Sheldon Adelson
  9. Bashar Assad
  10. E.L. James
  11. The Mars Rover
  12. Psy
  13. Felix Baumgartner
  14. The Higgs Boson Particle
  15. Pussy Riot
  16. Sandra Fluke
  17. John Roberts
  18. Mo Farah
  19. Marissa Mayer
  20. Tim Cook
  21. Mario Draghi
  22. Xi Jinping
  23. Bo Xilai

Tamil Nadu: 2012 Year In Review: Top 10 News

In Politics, Tamilnadu on திசெம்பர் 3, 2012 at 8:38 பிப

1. As an NRI desi: Indian Foreigners vs Europe Locals

2. Crime and Punishment: People taking law in their own hands vs Turning blind eye to Law abusing Common Man

3. Influential Celebrity: Chinamyee, Karthi Chidambaram were in Social Media vs Karunanidhi enters Twitter and FB

4. Anti-Growth Lobbyists: Power cuts for citizens vs Koodankulam Nuclear Energy

5. Eternal Conservatives: Love Marriages vs Inter-caste Protection

6. Nature vs Man made: Cyclone Nilam and Thane vs Tamil Nadu Express Fire

7. Forces beyond us: God-men Nithyananda vs Foreign hand ISI in Tamil Nadu

8. Repeatability vs Consistency: Sivakasi Fire Accidents vs. Sri Lanka arresting TN Fishermen

9. Dengue Returns vs Former telecom Minister A Raja Returns

10. Ka series: Highly Expected and stayed in limelight but never came out – Kadal, Kochaidaiyaan, Kalaam, Kaveri

Top Searches from Yahoo! News: 2012 – Year in Review

In Internet, Life on திசெம்பர் 3, 2012 at 5:50 பிப

Thanks: 2012 Year in Review — Yahoo! News

#1 Elections

#2 iPhone 5

#3 Kim Kardashian

#4 Kate Upton

#5 Kate Middleton

#6 Whitney Houston

#7 Olympics

#8 Political Polls

#9 Lindsay Lohan

#10 Jennifer Lopez

The World’s Best Countries in Science

In Technology, World on ஒக்ரோபர் 1, 2012 at 11:07 பிப

 

SourceThe World’s Best Countries in Science: Scientific American

A: RESEARCH PAPERS: Score, on a 100-point scale, based on science papers in top journals (Digital Science, 2011)
B: PATENTS ISSUED: Number of patents (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2011)
C: EXPENDITURE: Gross domestic expenditure on research and development (2009*)
D: HIGHER EDUCATION: Number of science and engineering doctoral degrees awarded (2009*)

RESEARCH PAPERS PATENTS ISSUED EXPENDITURE HIGHER EDUCATION
1. U.S. 1. U.S. 1. U.S. 1. U.S.
2. Germany 2. Japan 2. China 2. Germany
3. China 3. South Korea 3. Japan 3. U.K.
4. Japan 4. Germany 4. Germany 4. Japan
5. U.K. 5. Taiwan 5. France 5. France
6. France 6. Canada 6. U.K. 6. Italy
7. Canada 7. France 7. Russian Fed. 7. Brazil
8. South Korea 8. U.K. 8. Italy 8. Canada
9. Italy 9. China 9. Canada 9. Spain
10. Spain 10. Italy 10. Spain 10. Australia
11. Switzerland 11. Australia 11. Australia 11. Sweden
12. Australia 12. Israel 12. Sweden 12. Switzerland
13. Netherlands 13. Netherlands 13. Netherlands 13. Poland
14. India 14. Switzerland 14. Switzerland 14. Netherlands
15. Taiwan 15. Sweden 15. Austria 15. Turkey
16. Israel 16. India 16. Turkey 16. Portugal
17. Singapore 17. Finland 17. Israel 17. Czech Reublic
18. Sweden 18. Belgium 18. Belgium 18. Austria
19. Belgium 19. Austria 19. Finland 19. Belgium
20. Denmark 20. Denmark 20. Denmark 20. Mexico
21. Austria 21. Singapore 21. Mexico 21. Finland
22. Russian Fed. 22. Hong Kong 22. Poland 22. Israel
23. Hong Kong 23. Spain 23. South Africa 23. Slovakia
24. Brazil 24. Norway 24. Norway 24. Denmark
25. Finland 25. Ireland 25. Portugal 25. Greece

9 Foreign Terrorist Organizations that should NOT be there in the USA Terrorism Watch

In Lists, Politics, USA, World on செப்ரெம்பர் 25, 2012 at 5:22 பிப

Source: When is a terrorist no longer a terrorist? | FP Passport

  • The Abu Nidal Organization — a PLO splinter group — was a major terrorist organization in the 1980s and 1990s, but has barely been heard from since Abu Nidal’s death in 2002.

 

  • Aum Shinriyko, the Japanese cult that carried out the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995, hasn’t carried out any attacks since.

 

  • ETA — the decades-old Basque nationalist group, is thought to have fewer than 100 active members since hundreds were arrested by French and Spanich police, and hasn’t carried out a major attack since 2009.

 

 

  • Gama’a al-Islamiyya  was once Egypt’s largest terrorist group and it’s former spiritual leader, “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdul Rahman is in jail in the U.S. for his part in the 1993 World Trade Center attack, but the group has largely renounced violence since the early 2000s and now has its own political party with seats in the Egyptian parliament.

 

  • The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam were decimated by a Sri Lankan army offensive in 2009 and despite reports of regrouping abroad, the Tigers haven’t been able to mount any major operations since.

 

 

 

  • United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia — a right-wing paramilitary anti-FARC group — was mostly demobilized in 2010 and the elements of it that remain are more of a drug trafficking organization than a terrorist militia.

Paralympic Medal Standings | London 2012

In Sports, World on செப்ரெம்பர் 12, 2012 at 2:00 பிப

Rank by Gold Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 95 71 65 231
2 36 38 28 102
3 34 43 43 120
4 32 24 28 84
5 32 23 30 85
6 31 29 38 98
7 21 14 8 43
8 18 26 22 66
9 14 13 9 36
10 10 10 19 39
11 10 7 7 24
12 9 9 9 27
13 9 8 11 28
14 9 5 5 19
15 9 5 3 17
16 8 19 18 45
17 8 18 16 42
18 8 12 9 29
19 8 3 5 16
20 7 15 9 31
21 6 7 4 17
22 6 5 2 13
23 6 4 11 21
24 5 5 6 16
25 5 2 3 10
26 4 6 9 19
27 4 5 3 12
28 4 4 7 15
29 4 4 4 12
30 4 3 6 13
31 4 2 2 8
32 4 1 1 6
33 3 6 4 13
34 3 3 6 12
35 3 2 3 8
36 3 1 3 7
37 3 0 3 6
38 2 6 6 14
39 2 3 0 5
40 2 2 2 6
41 2 1 3 6
42 1 6 4 11
43 1 5 4 10
44 1 3 8 12
45 1 2 5 8
46 1 1 1 3
47 1 1 0 2
47 1 1 0 2
47 1 1 0 2
50 1 0 4 5
51 1 0 1 2