Transgender Afghans escape Taliban persecution only to find “a worse situation” as refugees in Pakistan

Islamabad — Issues of gender and sexuality have long been taboo in ultra-conservative Afghanistan, and more so since the Taliban retook control of the country in 2021. For some members of the LGBTQ community, the Taliban’s comeback seemed too much of a risk, so they fled to neighboring Pakistan with countless other Afghan refugees. In late 2023, Pakistan started…

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Okta says security breach disclosed in October was way worse than first thought

A security breach of identity-management software company Okta was more extensive than first thought. More than five weeks after Okta first told customers of the September breach, the company’s chief security officer, David Bradbury, wrote in a blog post Wednesday that hackers had stolen information on all users of its customer support system.  The admission is…

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