Thursday, September 23

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Facebook assures that it transferred Afghan citizens to Mexico | Digital Trends Spanish

In an article published by Axios, Facebook reported that it would have helped to transfer 175 Afghan citizens from Afghanistan to Mexico, after the Taliban seized power. According to the statement delivered to the site, among the people mobilized there would be some of the company's employees. For their part, Mexican authorities have confirmed that the flight was carrying independent journalists and activists along with their families, including 75 children. "In the process of helping Facebook employees and close associates leave Afghanistan, we joined an effort to help a group of journalists and their families who were in grave danger," said a spokesperson for the social network. “Thanks to the leadership of the Mexican Government and the support of the United Arab Emirates to provide ...
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Airbnb to host thousands of Afghan refugees for free | Digital Trends Spanish

Tens of thousands of people have fled Afghanistan in recent weeks after the Taliban came to power. Those who have escaped have received help from various nations, now joined by Airbnb. According to the BBC, the platform has offered free accommodation to more than 20,000 Afghan refugees to help them settle in this difficult time. Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said this decision responds to "one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our time." “I hope this inspires other business leaders to do the same. There is no time to lose, "he added. The company has stated that this offering begins immediately. In addition, it is working with various non-governmental organizations to solve the most urgent needs of the refugees. “Tens of thousands of Afghan refugees are resettling around the world. Whe...
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Conflict in Afghanistan: How to help refugees and displaced people online | Digital Trends Spanish

DT en Español could receive a commission if you buy a product from the site The conflict in Afghanistan has displaced more than millions of people, who became potential targets of the Taliban regime. While some countries have announced programs to welcome families, we tell you how to help Afghan refugees online and what initiatives are being carried out. You will be interested in: Initiatives to donate to refugees and displaced people from Afghanistan According to UNHCR, in 2021 alone about half a million Afghans have been displaced due to violence. Getty ImagesHumans Rights First Human Rights First is an international human rights organization that manages shelter for those displaced from the conflict in Afghanistan. In addition to fundraising, the entit...
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Afghan Women’s Online Data Deleted to Protect Them | Digital Trends Spanish

There is concern in Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of Kabul after 20 years. Women appear to be the most threatened by this extreme group, therefore, many local organizations have had to take measures to protect them. Sara Wahedi, founder of the Afghan company Ehtesab, said she deleted photos, videos and information online of her employees to protect them. Its app Ehtesab sends safety alert notifications about roadblocks, gunfire, power outages and other risks in Kabul, Wahedi told Rest of World. "We don't feel safe," she added. There is concern among Afghan women that the Taliban are severely restricting their rights and freedom, just as they did the last time they were in power. According to a US State Department report, at that time, women were unable to work except in ve...
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Facebook launches button to block profiles in Afghanistan | Digital Trends Spanish

Facebook has launched a special tool to help the people of Afghanistan protect their identity and the data they have published on the platform, amid the conflict in the country with the coming to power of the Taliban. The tool allows you to lock and protect your account with just one click. As Nathaniel Gleicher, head of Facebook security, explains on social networks, when an account is blocked with this system, those who are not friends of the person in question cannot see the user's publications or download or share the profile photo. Facebook has also disabled the option to view the friend lists of accounts in Afghanistan, although this action is only temporary and not permanent. 4 / We've launched a one-click tool for people in Afghanistan to quickly lock down their account. When...
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The message of peace from the first Afghan in space | Digital Trends Spanish

In 1988, Abdul Ahad Mohmand became the first Afghan cosmonaut in space. In that year, the Afghan Air Force captain was part of the Soyuz TM-6 mission and spent a few days on the International Space Station (ISS). While on the ISS, Mohmand took photographs of his country and participated in various medical, biological and astrophysical experiments. He returned to Earth a celebrity and received the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. Regarding the difficult situation the Afghan nation is experiencing after the Taliban seize power, the former cosmonaut was interviewed in various media. Without countries or borders In all his recent speeches, Mohmand has been concerned with sharing a message of peace, the one he made his own once he saw our planet thousands of miles away. “From space, you ...
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Video games set in Afghanistan | Digital Trends Spanish

The video game industry may offer us many fictional worlds, but sometimes they show reality, or at least a part of it. An example is the games that include political and military conflicts, from different parts of the world and from different times. The most recognized ones show ancient confrontations, such as the First and Second World War, but there are others that expose more current confrontations. You will be interested in: This is the case of Afghanistan, a country that has made headlines recently after the withdrawal of US troops from Kabul. Without that support, the Taliban defeated the Afghan army and seized control of the government, prompting President Ashraf Ghani to flee. The goal of this al Qaeda-related movement is to apply its interpretation of Islamic Law and exclud...
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Can Face ID protect Afghans from the Taliban? | Digital Trends Spanish

Concern exists in Afghanistan after the Taliban have seized fingerprint and facial recognition devices, as well as databases previously in the hands of US forces. Because of this, a human rights organization reveals what measures Afghans can take to protect themselves from the biometric kit and everything indicates that Face ID can be of vital help. "The Taliban have seized US military biometric devices that could aid in the identification of Afghans who assisted coalition forces," he says. The Intercept. "HIIDE devices contain biometric identification data, such as fingerprint and iris scanners, as well as biographical information, and are used to access large centralized databases." Due to this worrying situation, Human Rights First has provided a series of tips that could help Afghan...
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Facebook removes all content that supports the Taliban | Digital Trends Spanish

Facebook has confirmed that it is banning and removing all content that supports the Taliban, as it is considered a terrorist organization. In an article by Bloomberg, a company executive explained that content promoting the Taliban is being "proactively" removed from its platforms as the group seizes power in Afghanistan. According to Adam Mosseri, the Taliban are on the company's dangerous organizations list, so any post promoting or representing this group will be banned from the platform. "We rely on that policy to proactively remove anything we can that may be dangerous or related to the Taliban in general," Mosseri explained. “Now this situation is evolving rapidly, and with it I am sure that the risk will also evolve. We are going to have to modify what we do and how we do it to...
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Satellite photos show chaos at Afghanistan airport | Digital Trends Spanish

The unfortunate events that have occurred in Afghanistan in recent days due to the withdrawal of US troops have also been seen from space. Images captured by satellites show the magnitude of the traffic jams at the Kabul airport, in an attempt to get on planes and escape the country. The photos were published on social media by Maxar Technologies, a space technology company that manufactures and controls satellites and their communications services. And in such photos you can see the number of people who arrived at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in the capital of Afghanistan. Maxar TechnologiesMany of these people even held onto the planes while they were moving down the runway before takeoff, in many cases with fatal consequences. Maxar TechnologiesIn the wake of the chaos, ...