News for August 19th, 2015

by Saturn de Los Angeles

Quebec's slow implementation of a bill intended to work in favor of transgender people is leaving the community in limbo. 
In a report by CBC News, Bill 35 is supposed to allow transgender-identified people to legally change their gender marker on official documents without going through reassignment surgery. 

However, due to a delay with the legislation review at the National Assembly, Transgender advocate Caroline Trottier-Gascon says that the longer the wait, the more difficult the obstacles transgender Quebeckers will have to face, most notably with discrimination and transphobia. 

Quebec Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée wrote in an email that the government is determined to honor its commitment to facilitate the dealings of transgendered people with the province, 

by Tom Matukala

On Tuesday, hackers of the cheating website kept their word on a threat to release a huge stash of on-line data stolen roughly a month ago.

The data included the member accounts and credit card details of the sites users.
According to the Globe and Mail, the data was reportedly posted on the dark web, a portion of the internet accessible only through a specialized browser. 

The hacking team responsible for the leak, The Impact Team, were quoted as saying that they had explained the stupidity, fraud and deceit of the sites Toronto-based parent company, Avid Life Media, and since they failed to take down, everyone can now see their data.

by Patricia Petit Liang

Video footage of a terrorist in Thailand’s capital of Bangkok has emerged.

According to BBC News, recordings taken by a CCTV camera show a man leaving a backpack full of explosives at a Hindu shrine that would later go on to kill 20 people and injure 120 others on Monday.

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told reporters that the government is on the verge of finding the suspect, and considers this bombing to be the worst attack to have ever taken place in Thailand.

On Tuesday, another explosive device was detonated at a pier in Bangkok, but had fallen into the water, injuring no one.