Picture taken May 21, A team of data scientists plans to reverse-engineer the results and publish its first findings next month. Founded 91 years ago, SCHUFA Schutzgemeinschaft fuer allgemeine Kreditsicherung is a private firm that holds data on about 70 million people in Germany and is the leading provider of credit ratings for individuals who, for example, want a loan, to rent an apartment or sign a smartphone contract. Anyone trying to expose the formula it uses would be playing into the hands of fraudsters, it said. Slideshow 3 Images The data protection authority in the German state of Hesse, which oversees SCHUFA, expressly advises people against taking part because, as it sees it, they would actually be taking risks with their own privacy in doing so. The GDPR is the biggest overhaul of data privacy laws in more than 20 years and aims to redress the balance between companies and individuals in the Internet age.
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Featured Activists Gail Small, Northern Cheyenne, Montana Gail Small is an attorney and long-time activist leading the fight to protect the Northern Cheyenne homeland from the ruin caused by 75, proposed coal bed methane gas wells — wells that threaten to salinate the Tongue River and make much of the reservation unsuitable for farming or ranching. As a teenager, she was immersed in the infamous Montana Coal Wars — a grassroots struggle to reverse government policy allowing companies to mine the rich coal reserves under the reservation.
Native Action has established national precedents in federal banking law, environmental policy, Indian voter discrimination and youth law. Small has served as an elected member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council and remains active in national Indian policy issues, as well as international indigenous issues.
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Do all green dating sites suck? Jeremy Brooks Welcome to TreeShagger , our new column on green dating. The internet wants to help you find love. One in five newly committed couples met through a dating site, says Match. I decided to find out. Most were apparently designed by an 8-year-old with a Mac from , back when animated GIFs were cool and a rotating smiley was the pinnacle of innovation. Planet Earth Singles The gist:
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Friday, September 10, Whaa? A Gina Loudon Dating Site? Palingates has been collecting a ton of information about Gina Loudon. Gina Loudon operated a dating site! Except that it totally wasn’t a dating site because it was all scientific and stuff:
Over this past weekend, thousands of activists marched in Washington D.C. demanding radical gun control measures and vilifying the NRA and Republicans. However, if Google search trends are any indication, the efforts of the activists maybe backfiring.
Organizers said the government limited the event to people. The ‘dark side of society’ In , Beijing banned depictions of gay people on TV and the internet in a sweeping crackdown on “vulgar, immoral and unhealthy content. A recent report by Human Rights Watch examines how Chinese parents threatened, coerced and sometimes physically forced their adolescent and adult LGBT children to submit to conversion therapy. Yet in April, when Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo decided to impose its own, apparently unofficial ban on gay content — erasing more than 50, posts in one day — Beijing seemed to mirror the disapproval of internet users.
Still, LGBT activists say conservative social attitudes in China are just as big a problem as government restrictions. Verbal and physical violence by parents against gay children is not uncommon, with some parents committing their offspring to psychiatric hospitals or forcing them to undergo conversion therapy, which is widely offered. The government doesn’t release official statistics on any of this, but LBGT groups say family and social disapproval — especially outside large cities — means only about five per cent of gay Chinese have been ready to come out publicly.
Closely regulated In light of this, Ma’s app walks a fine line. At Blued’s headquarters, there are several rows of workers who scan profiles, pictures and posts on the dating app in real-time, around the clock, to make sure nothing runs afoul of China’s regulations. The offices of Blued in Beijing have the feel of a Silicon Valley startup. On the other hand, he said if they ever do, China’s top-down political system means LGBT rights and social acceptance could be decreed and imposed in ways that are impossible in the West.
He has covered China as well as reported from North and South Korea.
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Dozens of women have come forward this year to accuse the mogul of sexual harassment and assault. He told me so in an email, after I sent questions about the wave of women coming forward to accuse high-profile men of misconduct. Some anti-feminists seem to agree that Weinstein is a bad guy, and at least some of the allegations against him are true. Women have used the post-Weinstein climate to draw attention to how common sexual harassment and abuse is, in some cases using the hashtag MeToo.
Some come forward in spite of potential non-disclosure paydays.
“Educators and Activists Share” with Mike Domitrz Dating. Respect. Intimacy. Peer Education. Sexual Assault Awareness. Resources and information for educators and activists involved at all levels (middle school, high school, colleges, local & state groups, and national organizations).
For many heterosexuals who want the same levels of social acceptance and support that we have achieved in homosexual communities, nothing really exists. The “heterosexual world” does not offer socially-sanctioned support or acceptance to heterosexuals with HIV. And even if we did all love and appreciate one another, sometimes we want to be with people just like ourselves.
So where are straight guys and chicks to be found? I don’t see them anywhere! There is no straight SexVibe or even Frontiers. Fridays doesn’t post HIV information at the door. Gays blazed the trail Advertisement Because of the hardships that many gay men and lesbians faced when coming out, the gay community set up many supportive services and structures.
This meant that when HIV made its headway in our direction, we didn’t exactly have to reinvent the wheel. The women’s health movement of the ’70s and gay rights activism really paved the way for HIV services and activism. After a somewhat rocky and well-documented start, the gay community ultimately picked up the ball and ran with it.
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For media contacts or to book speakers, email Media WinterSoldier. During the next three days, more than Vietnam veterans and 16 civilians gave anguished, emotional testimony describing hundreds of atrocities against innocent civilians in South Vietnam, including rape, arson, torture, murder, and the shelling or napalming of entire villages.
The witnesses stated that these acts were being committed casually and routinely, under orders, as a matter of policy.
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Now here’s a picture of, the always lovely, Angelina Jolie in costume for a scene from her movie, “Salt”. While she is wearing what looks to be fur, it is actually synthetic and realistic enough. So it is possible for any one of these celebrities to buy fake fur that looks real if they feel they MUST be seen in fur. They do have a choice Here are a few comments from our readers on the celebrity fur issue: Carol, Wisconsin “I can not believe in this day and age there are still people wearing fur” Sal, Las Vegas – “those people don’t deserve our hard-earned money” Carla S.
I am making a point to boycott whatever they are involved with. I’d be obliged to do it. I wish I could send them a copy. During her life, she was a staunch supporter of animal rights and she’s still fighting cruelty after her death. Please note that Ms. Arthur’s image was used with her approval and that of her family. PETA says it would spare birds of broken legs and being scalded to death in de-feathering tanks.
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Three transwomen in the Indonesian province of Lampung were reportedly hosed down by authorities on Friday evening in yet another instance of extrajudicial punishment against the oft .
Emma Stone will bring former pro tennis player and activist Billie Jean King, who she obviously portrayed in Battle of the Sexes. Susan Sarandon will bring Rosa Clemente, an organiser, political commentator and journalist who campaigns for media justice and voter engagement among youth of colour. Michelle Williams will bring Burke, the founder of metoo and a woman who has campaigned for gender and racial justice for decades.
Shailene Woodley will bring Calina Lawrence, a member of the Suquamish Tribe and advocate for Native Treaty Rights, using her music and activism to address racial injustice, police brutality, mass-incarceration, gentrification, violence against women and children, misrepresentation of Native Americans in education and mainstream media, climate injustice, blood quantum, foster youth, and suicide prevention. Amy Poehler will bring Saru Jayaraman, the president of the Restaurant Opportunities Centres United and ROC Action, which fights to improve wages and working conditions for restaurant industry workers.
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Aug 10, And India is showing greater tolerance for gays and lesbians even as the country grows more politically conservative under Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose four years in power have seen a rise in hate crimes against minorities, especially Muslims. While no one has been prosecuted under Section , gay Indians say it causes them to live in fear and exposes them to blackmail and threats.
Mike Elk is a member of the Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild and is the senior labor reporter at Payday Report. He previously served as senior labor reporter at POLITICO and has written for .
Lee of sexual misconduct. Lee was suspended from his job as the head of the 55, member SEIU local in December amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Staffers who spoke to Payday said at this point, it is unclear whether he will be fired and there are rumors circulating that he may return to the job. As the head of the 55, member union, Lee is a powerful, influential figure who has given patronage jobs to many political lieutenants and lent his support to many top SEIU officials.
As a top official in the multistate local, Turner is one of several officials whose input will play a key role in the decision over whether to retain Lee after allegations of sexual misconduct. For metoo activists within SEIU, these posts constitute a troubling attempt to smear activists as the decision about whether Lee will be able to return to the union is being debated internally.
In January, the New York Times decided to allow top political correspondent Glenn Thrush to stay in his job after being accused of groping and sexual misconduct on several occasions by former staffers at Politico. A chorus of media voices also advocated for Thrush being retained. Ultimately, the New York Times allowed Thrush to stay after a two month suspension and sexual misconduct. If successful, it could send a troubling signal to other labor leaders hoping to avoid punishment after engaging in sexual misconduct.