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The Election Won’t Be Rigged. But It Could Be Hacked

The Election Won’t Be Rigged. But It Could Be Hacked

The US Presidential Race has been messy, to put it mildly. Both Democrats and Republicans have spewed vitriol against the other party, and sometimes even their own. Considering the excitement both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have created, there is a strong possibility that someone will try to tamper with the election results. And apparently, hacking wouldn't be difficult. With antiquated technology tallying the votes, the government must make sure that every vote is honest and attributed properly.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/14/opinion/campaign-stops/the-election-wont-be-rigged-but-it-could-be-hacked.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region&_r=0

Image Source: By Ali Zifan (Own work. Used blank map from here.) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Female Leadership: The Glass Ceiling Is Cracked, Not Broken

Female Leadership: The Glass Ceiling Is Cracked, Not Broken

The political sphere has been infiltrated by women. Theresa May has replaced David Cameron as Prime Minister of the UK, and Hillary Clinton is the first presidential candidate endorsed by a major political party in the United States. Yet, women holding major roles in the business and STEM worlds are still quite rare. After centuries of struggles for women to achieve the same roles as men, equality between the genders is closer than ever, but there is still more work to be done.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/amyjadesimi/2016/08/08/female-leadership-the-glass-ceiling-is-cracked-not-broken/#5b865b7a1c2c

Women And Girls, From 6 To 102, On The Impact Of Hillary’s Nomination

Women And Girls, From 6 To 102, On The Impact Of Hillary’s Nomination

Regardless of your political views, Hillary Clinton's presidential nomination is a win for humanity. Watch this inspiring video to see the impact the 2016 presidential race has had on Americans.

Video Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-women-and-girls-6-to-102_us_579ab26ee4b08a8e8b5d7a4d?section=us_women

Image Source: By lorie shaull (source) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Countries Where U.S. Women Have Served As Ambassadors [Infographic]

The Countries Where U.S. Women Have Served As Ambassadors [Infographic]

U.S. ambassadors have been historically male: less than ten percent of the 4,600 diplomats have been women. Ratios have improved over time, but a significant number of countries the United States have relations with have never employed a female ambassador, including Germany, Canada, China, and Russia.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2016/07/25/the-countries-where-u-s-women-have-served-as-ambassadors-infographic/?utm_source=FBPAGE&utm_medium=social&utm_content=526263844&utm_campaign=sprinklrWomen@Forbes%20-%20womenatforbes#481ee7107728

Image Source: By lagunalife4 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

WhatsApp blocked in Brazil again

WhatsApp blocked in Brazil again

It's happening... for the fourth time. In a criminal court case, a judge ordered the retrieval of text messages sent on the Facebook-owned app, but because the messages are encrypted, the information could not be given to the Brazilian courts. In protest, the judge shut down WhatsApp communications within the country. Fortunately, the Brazilian Supreme Court struck down the ruling and service was eventually restored, but this is a reminder that social media and messaging apps can be shut down arbitrarily.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/19/whatsapp-blocked-in-brazil-again/

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube blocked in Turkey during reported coup attempt

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube blocked in Turkey during reported coup attempt

The Turkish government blocked access for ninety minutes to all three media giants in response to a coup in Istanbul and Ankara. Instagram and Vimeo were unblocked. The U.S. government took notice, and alerted Americans with relatives in Turkey to contact those in Europe by email or text.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/15/facebook-twitter-and-youtube-blocked-in-turkey-during-reported-coup-attempt/