0 Post a comment Share your voice Facebook Facebook logo James Martin/CNET Facebook is bringing back a version of a privacy feature that it disabled last year after hackers exploited the tool to access the emails, phone numbers and other personal information of 29 million users.The feature, called “view as public,” lets you see how your Facebook profile looks to people who aren’t friends with you on the social network. The social network said the version of the feature it’s restored wasn’t impacted by the security incident. Facebook decided not to restore the “view as specific person” feature that lets you see how your profile looks like for a particular friend because it’s trying simplify the tool. The option to see how your profile looks to the public was also more popular than the “view as specific person” feature, according to the company. Facebook declined to say how many people used the “view as” feature, which was located near the top of a user profile, before it was disabled. Facebook is restoring the feature globally over the next couple of days. Facebook temporarily turned off the “view as” feature in September 2018 after hackers exploited code associated with the feature and stole “access tokens” that could be used to take over people’s accounts. Access tokens aren’t your password, but they let people log in to accounts without needing it.The social network initially said 50 million users were affected by the breach, but said two weeks later that fewer users were impacted. Still, about 29 million Facebook users had their personal information, including phone numbers, emails and recent searches on the social network, compromised. Facebook reportedly thought that spammers masquerading as a digital marketing company were behind the attack. Facebook users can check if they were impacted by the breach by visiting the social network’s help center. The company is also adding an “edit public details” button to make it easier for users to find settings that allow them to control the profile information that the public can see. Tags Security Tech Industry
Rohingya refugees gather to mark the second anniversary of the exodus at the Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 25 August, 2019. Photo: ReutersForeign minister AK Abdul Momen on Monday said the government will take appropriate steps in consultation with all stakeholders to deal with the situation like recently-held mass rally by Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar, reports UNB.”We weren’t informed beforehand about the Rohingya rally (held in Rohingya camp on Sunday),” he told reporters after attending a discussion, marking the National Mourning Day in the city. He said they came to know about the rally through the media and have already talked to the home ministry to find ways to deal with such a situation in the future. Momen said the government did not make any objection to it as they came to know that Rohingyas gathered there for offering doa. Thousands of Rohingyas attended the rally marking the 25 August what Rohingyas described as “Genocide Day” and placed a number of demands, including their safety, citizenship and punishment of those involved in killings of Rohingyas in Rakhine state of Myanmar. “There’s a huge rally. Many demands came,” Momen said, adding that they are thinking afresh how to “handle” such situation in the future.Asked whether the government will stop any movement by Rohingyas, he said they will surely take whatever steps are required.The foreign minister said Myanmar is responsible for Rohingyas’ unwillingness to return to their place of origin.”They (Myanmar) have failed to convince Rohingyas,” he said, adding that there is still trust deficit among Rohingyas.On Sunday, the Bangladesh government urged the Myanmar government to fully concentrate on implementation of its obligations and commitments necessary for a durable solution to the Rohingya problem.”The government of Myanmar should seriously consider a comprehensive engagement of the international community in the creating of an environment conducive for their return as well as in the monitoring of repatriation and reintegration process in Myanmar,” said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here in a press statement.Accusing Bangladesh of non-cooperation in the repatriation effort by a party who is fully responsible for the protracted crisis is “baseless, ill-motivated and totally unacceptable”, it said. The government of Bangladesh maintains its principled position of “not preventing anyone, regardless of one’s ethnic and religious identity, who intends to return” to Myanmar anytime.Despite all the preparations, no Rohingya turned up on 22 August to avail of the “voluntary” repatriation offer given to them to go back to their place of origin in Rakhine state of Myanmar prompting the authorities to suspend the repatriation process for the day.The first batch of Rohingyas was scheduled to return on 15 November last year but it was also halted amid the unwillingness of Rohingyas to go back for lack of a congenial environment in Rakhine.More than 730,000 Rohingya fled and took shelter in Bangladesh to escape a vicious campaign of ethnic cleansing since 25 August, 2017.The two countries signed a repatriation deal on 23 November, 2017, but there has been little progress.On 29 July, Bangladesh handed a fresh list of 25,000 Rohingyas from around 6,000 families to Myanmar for verification before their repatriation to Rakhine State.With the latest list, Bangladesh has so far handed the names of around 55,000 Rohingyas to the Myanmar authorities and around 8,000 of them have been verified. Myanmar only cleared 3,450 Rohingyas for beginning the repatriation.On 16 January, 2018 Bangladesh and Myanmar inked a document on “Physical Arrangement”, which was supposed to facilitate the return of Rohingyas to their homeland.The “Physical Arrangement” stipulates that the repatriation will be completed preferably within two years from the start.
March 13, 2019 at 10:55 am Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — There is a mission school in the heart of South Sudan where girls’ voices and giggles are replacing the frequent cracking of Kalashnikov rifles.Amid the long-running conflict in Africa’s newest nation, the Loreto Secondary School is thriving in Rumbek, the capital of Western Lake, a state in the center of the country, under the tutelage of four Loreto sisters from Kenya, India and Ireland. Sister Orla Treacy, a 46-year-old Irish nun, is the school’s principal.Maintaining the school in the shadow of a seemingly unending civil conflict is an act of courage and sacrifice for Sister Treacy, who received a Women of Courage Award for her efforts in Washington, D.C, yesterday (Mar. 7) as part of the State Department’s International Women’s Day celebration.Sister Orla Treacy of Ireland stands with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and First Lady Melania Trump as she is awarded the 2019 International Women of Courage at the Department of State in Washington, Thurs., Mar. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Since 2013, South Sudan has experienced a deadly conflict among different factions, drawing in other African nations to try to broker peace. The conflict has killed nearly half a million people and displaced millions of others. It has frustrated development while conspiring with other challenges such as poverty and culture to lock women and girls out of school.But Sister Treacy’s school enrolls more than 300 girls from across the country and has become the country’s premier boarding school.Besides the high school for girls, there is a coeducational primary school and a health care unit that focuses on providing services for vulnerable women and children. Without the Loreto schools, many of the students would have already been married off.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and first lady Melania Trump pose with the 2019 International Women of Courage Awardees at the Department of State in Washington, Thursday, March 7, 2019. From left, Sister Orla Treacy of Ireland, Razia Sultana of Bangladesh, Naw K’nyaw Paw of Burma, Khalida Khalaf Hanna al-Twal of Jordan, Olivera Lakic of Montenegro, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, First Lady Melania Trump, Flor de Maria Vega Zapata of Peru, Magda Gobran Gorgy of Egypt, Moumina Houssein Darar of Djibouti, Marine de Livera of Sri Lanka, and Anna Helga of Tanzania. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)The Women of Courage award recognizes ten women annually from around the globe who have shown leadership, courage, resourcefulness, and willingness to sacrifice for others, especially in promoting women’s rights. Sister Treacy has dedicated her award to the young women of South Sudan.“Our students embody all that is courageous — they are young women of vision, strength and hope. Young women who dream of a better country for themselves and their families, who are prepared to challenge old structures and work towards making South Sudan great,” Sister Treacy said in a statement ahead of the award.Born in 1973 in the town of Bray in Wicklow County, Ireland, she joined the Institute of Blessed Virgin Mary, popularly known as Loreto Sisters, at the age of 23.In 2006, she arrived in South Sudan with four other nuns on an assignment to set up a mission in the town of Rumbek. Two years later, the Loreto school opened to serve Rumbek’s expansive Catholic diocese, which had only two other secondary schools.“We are excited. She is a symbol of exceptional courage for many of us,” said Martha Pour, one of the former students who now works as an administrative office assistant at Loreto.Rev. Augostine Edan Ekeno, the priest in charge of St. Teresa Parish in Rumbek, said the award affirmed the church’s role not only in providing education to empower women, but in promoting sustainable development in the fledgling country, which split from Sudan after a prolonged war.The award “cements the church and its … partners’ resolve to lift up women affected by oppressive cultures and social structures,” said Ekeno. “Through the great work done by Sister Orla Treacy, many girls continue to be formed and educated to become (the) agents of change this young nation needs.”According to the priest, girls in South Sudan are viewed as property and are valued in large part for the bride price they will bring families, paid in cows, sheep, goats and camels.Sister Treacy “has deconstructed that notion, helping the entire community to start perceiving the girl child as human and with the same dignity as the boy child,” said Ekeno.Rev. Don Bosco Ochieng Onyalla, a Catholic priest and coordinator for Catholic News Agency for Africa, said Treacy has fought to keep girls in school. “She has on several occasions confronted family members, guardians and those who have attempted to withdraw girls from school with courage and wisdom,” he said.In one such recent incident, the nun threatened to stop enrolling any girls if the parents of one of the girls withdrew their daughter from the school. The family soon found itself caught in a conflict with authorities who support the school’s work.One of the major challenges Sister Treacy grapples with is finding qualified teachers in a region where U.N. agencies and non-government organizations offer better salaries. Parents, too, struggle to pay the school’s tuition.“It is my hope through this award and recognition the school will pull more supporters and donors interested in promoting the rights of the girl child in South Sudan. More resources are needed to expand the school to accommodate more girls,” said Ekeno. March 11, 2019 at 8:29 am Those committed to their service to the Lord Jesus Christ use faith-based tactics to achieve their ultimate strategy: to protect others immature in their faith while they grow “line upon line, line upon line, precept upon precept, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little,” (Isaiah), “[growing] in grace and truth until coming to a knowledge of Jesus Christ.” (somwhere in the New Testament).We had a lady from South Sudan and her children in our congregation in suburban Sydney, Australia, for about a year. The government-backed rebels raped her while making her husband watch, then they killed her husband.On another website, it tells the stories of “100 million missing girl babies in India and China.” They were missing because they were killed when born (rural China, where the Chinese name for baby girls translates into English as “maggopts in rice.”). There were girl babies in India aborted because they were girls, even though the practice of using ultrasound imaging/sonargraphs to identify the sex of a child for abortion purposes has been illegal in India since 1994.The 126 million missing women | Observerhttps://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/news/why-millions-of…are-missing…/3572101/Nov 10, 2018 – There are about 117 to 126 million women believed to be ‘missing’ in Asia … It’s become so skewed that it’s now about 118 boys per 100 girls As a religious tactic by the Catholic Church, it is far more reasonable when compared to the Spanish Inquisition and Portuguese Inquistion against backsliding Jewish conversos and the Rome Inquistion, which would have killed Galileo if he had not have had a friendship with the Pope. Also, Venice was the first city to have a ghetto for its Jewish residents.Furthermore, let’s not forget Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl, who contrary to the wishes of the Taliban, wanted to continue her formal education. The Taliban refused girls over 8 y.o. the right/opportunity to continue formal education. The Taliban attacked her school bus and tried to kill her. On 9 October 2012, while on a bus in the Swat District, after taking an exam, Yousafzai and two other girls were shot by a Taliban gunman in an assassination attempt in retaliation for her activism; the gunman fled the scene. Yousafzai was hit in the head with a bullet and remained unconscious and in critical condition at the Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, but her condition later improved enough for her to be transferred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, UK. The attempt on her life sparked an international outpouring of support for Yousafzai. Deutsche Welle reported in January 2013 that Yousafzai may have become “the most famous teenager in the world”. Weeks after the attempted murder, a group of fifty leading Muslim clerics in Pakistan issued a fatwā against those who tried to kill her. The Taliban was internationally denounced by governments, human rights organizations and feminist groups. Taliban officials responded to condemnation by further denouncing Yousafzai, indicating plans for a possible second assassination attempt which was justified as a religious obligation. Their statements resulted in further international condemnation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malala_YousafzaiI think that these Nun’s are doing God’s work, even if the courage of their convictions may seem a little “strong-arming” at times.On 10 October 2014, Yousafzai was announced as the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education. 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You can start to get paid from the 1st day as soon as you browse through our site. >>>>> ogo.gl/AhPKDd TagsAfrica girls’ education homepage featured International Women of Courage award International Women’s Day Ireland Loreto Sisters Orla Treacy Republic of South Sudan Roman Catholic Church Rumbek U.S. State Department women’s rights,You may also like This is an interesting article. I approve strongly of girls getting an education. This type of mission apparently involves some tactics which some commenters on RNS may disapprove of:“In one such recent incident, the nun threatened to stop enrolling any girls if the parents of one of the girls withdrew their daughter from the school. The family soon found itself caught in a conflict with authorities who support the school’s work.”I have recently argued with one who claims the Church’s missions in America used such tactics. Anyone care to respond on this? Share This! By: Fredrick Nzwili Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Ted Mccartin says: By: Fredrick Nzwili March 12, 2019 at 10:14 am As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Share This! Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Catholicism March 8, 2019 at 7:22 pm Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 TiredCatholic says: Nola says: News Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Empowerment through education is the way. “Our students embody all that is courageous — they are young women of vision, strength and hope. Young women who dream of a better country for themselves and their families, who are prepared to challenge old structures and work towards making South Sudan great” – Sister Orla Treacy Fredrick Nzwili Fredrick Nzwili is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. 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By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, firstname.lastname@example.orgAuthor Lamont Carey’s latest book, The Transition: From One Hellhole to Another, continues his searing narrative about the perils of mass incarceration, which impacts millions of Americans on both sides of the wall.Although Carey, a native of Washington, D.C. crafts fictionalized stories about life in prison, they are born of his very real experience as a young Black man who was once caught up in perhaps the most vicious system of incarceration on the planet.Lamont Carey, an author, motivational speaker and filmmaker has published his seventh book, The Transition. (Courtesy Photo)“I was in prison, to keep…from being bored, I use to jump in rap battles and one of the guys challenged me to write a book, because he said I couldn’t battle,” said Carey during a phone interview. “And I wrote the book and I started being the institution favorite, everybody wanted to read the book. So, I kept writing books.”All of Carey’s books (The Transition is his seventh), give readers an intimate and ultimately authentic immersion into life in prison. “So, the books that I released are a guy’s journey through one of the worst prisons in the world. So, you get to see how prison works, how relationships work, how individuals chose to navigate based off of their experiences,” Carey said. But, the author, motivational speaker and filmmaker revealed what he experienced inside the system when he first entered it was nothing like he expected.“Prison was nothing like I thought it would be. I thought prison would be this constant battle of having to prove myself to protect me from being raped and all of that,” he said.“But, what prison actually was, well, you had two roads you could take; you could take that road where you live a life of violence and aggression, or you could take the road of programming. And initially, I took the road of violence, but then it was working against me,” Carey added. “I was losing good days and going to the hole. And so, I chose the other path so I could get home. So, people go to prison and sometimes lose sight of freedom and when you lose sight of freedom that’s when you become institutionalized.”Carey first hit the national stage as a spoken word artist in 2005 on HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam.” But, he said he had no expectation of where poetry would take him. “I wasn’t focused on being a change agent, I just was trying to infuse truth into the art, because a lot of people hadn’t come from that background and they were doing poems in the third person, so it wasn’t truth,” he said. “So, I just added, hard…straight from the streets kind of material and that material ended up having an impact because it gave other people, it made them see that their voice was being heard, and that somebody else shared their ideas,” Carey added.“And so from there I started getting invited to speak in jails and prisons and their communities and so I just latched onto that. Because it gave me the opportunity, all those bad experiences I had this was an opportunity to use them for good. So, I turned my mistakes and roadblocks to success.”Carey’s journey has taken him from seemingly divergent locations like Ames, Iowa to Africa. But, ultimately his message is universal, especially for people of color.“There is poverty everywhere, there are Black people everywhere trying to figure out how to come up,” he said.“There are Black people everywhere that succumb to the barriers. And then when I enter the room and talk about my challenges and how I overcame them, it gives hope.”