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On Feb. 6, a court in Oryol handed down the first actual ndash; and not suspended ndash; sentence against a Jehovah 's Witness, the Danish citizen Dennis Christensen, for the crime of confessing his faith. Based on current Russian legislation, the judge effectively had no choice but to send Christensen to prison.This case and the sentence itself show what a dangerous trap Russian law enforcement agencies and authorities have fallen into by waging an anti religious campaign against Jehovah 's Witnesses, and in their desire to control society as a whole.
WhatsApp testing new feature to restrict who can add users to a Group Chat WhatsApp is testing a new way to show you Status Stories: Report India seeks access to private WhatsApp messages in violence, pornography crackdown The WhatsApp bug seems to be affecting users on WhatsApp Android beta version 2.19.27, though it has been fixed in three consecutive updates. WhatsApp Android users are complaining of a new issue that keeps the last reply context in the compose window even when it has been replied to. This was reported by WABetaInfo and several users took to Twitter to complain report the problem.The WhatsApp bug seems to be showing users the last reply context in compose box even one has replied to the message and exited the chat. So, for instance, one has replied to a message using the Swipe to Reply feature or by long pressing the message and exited WhatsApp. However, the last reply context still showed up in the compose window when users opened the chat again.
Beijing will ;firmly defend; its companies, the foreign ministry said in a statement read on state run TV news. It gave no indication whether Beijing might retaliate for the charges against Huawei, China;s first global tech brand and the biggest maker of network switching gear used by phone and internet companies.Huawei Technologies Ltd. denied committing any of the violations cited in Monday 's indictment, the most serious escalation yet of pressure on Huawei, which has spent a decade battling U.S. accusations it is a front for Chinese spying and a security risk.
The move is designed to keep page managers from skirting Facebook bans by using pages they already manage to re post the content Facebook removed from their shuttered pages and groups. Facebook;s crackdown on misinformation networks comes one week after it announced the the removal of 364 pages that originated in Russia and were engaged in ;coordinated, inauthentic behavior.;In a blog post, Facebook said it will enforce the policy by looking at "a broad set of information, " including whether the page has a similar name or the same administrators as a page that has been removed.
Watch: Facebook said last year it s not subject to the New Zealand Privacy Act. Credits: Image Getty; Video NewshubGermany s antitrust watchdog plans to order Facebook to stop gathering some user data, a newspaper reported on Sunday.
The National Cyberspace Council approved steps toward blocking the service, Javad Javidnia, deputy for cyberspace affairs at the public prosecutor s office, was cited as saying by the semi official Donya e Eqtesad newspaper. Instagram would join Twitter, Facebook (fb), YouTube (googl), and Telegram in being banned in the Islamic Republic, ostensibly for reasons of national security.Despite the restrictions, Iranians including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani, and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif continue to use the services, which are widely accessible via proxy servers. Rouhani s verified Twitter (twtr) account has over 800,000 followers.
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"National security and sovereignty are paramount. Life and personal liberty will survive only in a strong democratic nation not in a terrorist dominated State," Jaitley said in a series of tweets. Related Stories 'ISIS linked group was plotting serial blasts in Delhi, north India': 10 big revelations by NIA NIA foils major plot by ISIS module to carry out serial blasts in Delhi; 17 raids in 5 cities, 10 arrested Busted ISIS inspired terror module masterminded by Amroha mufti; Ayodhya's Ramjanmabhoomi was on hitlist
Critics have blasted the draft proposals as 'unrealistic' and suggested it could 'ruin the food supply'
Tumblr used to be known in China not as a hobby blog, but solely for its variety of amateur pornographic content. The recent crackdown on pornographic content on Tumblr was a big hit to the enclave of Chinese internet users that;s been stationed on the platform for years. In the past few days, this whole community has been thrown into disarray, desperately looking for platforms to migrate to; everyone knows the party has come to an end. This is an opportune moment to remember one unique form of content that has circulated almost exclusively on the transient archive offered by Tumblr;s platform: what I;ve come to call ;agri porn.;The lack of an official institution of a porn industry in China where the genre is illegal and stringently banned has resulted in an absence of efforts to categorize it, despite the fact that many amateur and professional videos are produced in the region. What I call "agri porn " may not be an established genre, but its emergence is certainly an interesting story.
What happened: Last Friday, the Cyberspace Administration of China released the first draft of a set of regulations that could substantially restrict blockchain development within the country. Under the proposed regulations, which have been released for public consultation until November 2, blockchain based service providers in China would require all users to register their real names and state ID numbers. Providers would also be responsible for censoring content that poses a risk to national security, and make user data available for government inspection. It is currently unclear when the regulations would be instated, if at all.Why it 's important: Although the rules are still under development, they indicate China 's continued attempt to regulate blockchain related enterprises within the country. Last fall, the Chinese government banned initial coin offerings and operations of the country 's largest cryptocurrency exchanges. In the months afterward, the crackdown continued. Despite setting up an official "blockchain pilot zone " in Hainan earlier this month, it appears national government intends to keep a tight rein over the development of the versatile digital technology.
It had been 10 weeks since Ramos had last held her 2 year old, Alexa. Ten weeks since she was arrested crossing the border into Texas and U.S. immigration authorities seized her daughter and told her she would never see the girl again.What followed one foster family 's initially successful attempt to win full custody of Alexa reveals what could happen to some of the infants, children and teens taken from their families at the border under a Trump administration policy earlier this year. The "zero tolerance " crackdown ended in June, but hundreds of children remain in detention, shelters or foster care and U.S. officials say more than 200 are not eligible for reunification or release.
Canada's parliament on Thursday unanimously voted to strip Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship as part of the country's crackdown of global human rights violators. Suu Kyi's symbolic citizenship was granted in 2007. The parliament's move must now be approved by the country's Senate.
As well as unveiling plans for worker dividends in his speech to the Labour Party conference in Liverpool, John McDonnell also announced sweeping plans to bring water, power, Royal Mail and the UK #39;s railways back under public ownership, said that Labour would crackdown on tax avoidance, quot;end Treasury bias against regions quot;, and called for a General Election over the Government #39;s quot;failures quot; over Brexit.Announcing his plans for worker dividends as part of Labour #39;s next manifesto, the shadow chancellor told the conference that quot;power comes from ownership quot;, adding: quot;It #39;s time to shift the balance of power in our country, it #39;s time to give people back control over their lives. quot;