Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. “Yurh Firyud!”
Donald Trump’s campaign is in disarray as key staffers are being fired en masse. Politico is reporting that morale is plummeting as Trump “braces for a loss in Wisconsin that could set him on course for an uncertain convention fight.”
+1: Here’s what to watch for in today’s Wisconsin primaries.
+1: Donald Trump finally revealed how he’d get Mexico to pay for that wall, and it’s a doozy.
2. WhatsApp just turned on encryption for 1 billion people
Forget Apple vs. the FBI — the world’s largest messaging platform just revealed today it activated end-to-end encryption for all of its users. “In other words,” Cade Metz writes at Wired, “WhatsApp has no way of complying with a court order demanding access to the content of any message, phone call, photo, or video traveling through its service. Like Apple, WhatsApp is, in practice, stonewalling the federal government, but it’s doing so on a larger front—one that spans roughly a billion devices.”
3. The Prime Minister of Iceland just offered to resign
“His move follows leaked files that showed his wife owned an offshore firm with big claims on the country’s collapsed banks. Sigurdur Ingi Johansson, the current minister of fisheries and agriculture, will take over from Gunnlaugsson, the Financial Times reported. The prime minister’s press office told CNBC that the offer to resign had not formally taken place. As Iceland’s government is a coalition, other parties have to approve the move.”
+1: “Why you should give a shit about the Panama Papers.”
4. Justin Trudeau is dismantling the Liberal party his father helped build
Trudeau is trying to change the Liberal constitution and transform the party into an open-membership, freeform political movement. “But while his Liberals are once again triumphant,” John Robson writes for the National Post, the transition will be “a risky transformation from old-line political party into some new and trendy form of social media meme.”
5. Motherhood stole my identity. Here’s how I got it back
“Of course, it’s perfectly possible to be both a mother and a writer. But once women give birth, they’re expected to identify as mothers first and foremost. We’re pressured to move whatever we were before — artist, executive, scientist, ski bum — to the backseat. And so motherhood completely razed the landscape of my identity when I gave birth to my son at age 33.”