Second, the cadre of both these outfits are scattered in Myanmar, which include some commercial hubs as well. Last year, Tatmadaw had issued a release after raiding a camp of the UNLF in Chin state close to the border town of Champhai in Mizoram. So there are enough places for the cadre to take refuge even if the camps in the southern zone are eliminated by an operation. However, in such circumstances, the campaign for sovereignty would certainly take a hit which is already evidenced by the declining instances of insurgency-related incidents in the Northeast in the last decade or so. … [Read more...] about Politics | How long will Northeast’s separatist outfits survive?
Sindhuja Jeyabal, cofounder of Dost Education, a mobile platform that promotes parent engagement in early childhood development, says its users—currently illiterate women in India with children under six—need to understand their data is safe to be able to reliably use their platform. “Revealing a child is behind with educational milestones [could lead to] further educational displacement or bias against the child,” Jeyabal says. This can prevent users from providing accurate information to the company. So, the team trains staff members doing fieldwork to practice good habits for global data consent and collection. … [Read more...] about How tiny startup teams handle big privacy issues
This is the problem: I’m a transgender woman and I took both of these photos of myself, one before I transitioned and one after. The world is full of traps like this for me, whether it’s the bouncer who looks at my driver’s license and demands a second ID before letting me into the bar, or the unchangeable email address that uses an old name. Trans people are constantly having to reckon with the fact that the world has no clear idea of who we are; either we’re the same as we used to be, and thus are called the wrong name or gender at every turn, or we’re different, a stranger to our friends and a threat to airport security. There’s no way to win. … [Read more...] about I’m a trans woman. Google Photos doesn’t know how to categorize me