In case you missed them, here are the top stories on Monday from across the web:
(1) Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won her bid for parliament. She has spent much of the last 20 years under house arrest and in prison. Suu Kyi addressed her supporters outside the National League for Democracy headquarters in Rangoon: "We hope that this will be the beginning of a new era, where there will be more emphasis on the role of the people in the everyday politics of our country. We also hope that we will be able to go further along the road towards national reconciliation."
(2) "Curveball," the Iraqi defector whose blatant lies helped make the case for the Iraq war, will come clean in his first British television interview on Tuesday. He fabricated claims about Iraq's WMDs and now confirms he made the whole thing up. He tries to defend his actions: "My main purpose was to topple the tyrant in Iraq because the longer this dictator remains in power, the more the Iraqi people will suffer from this regime's oppression."
(3) A new website called Occupy.com is set to launch, hoping to become the Huffington Post for protests. The site, co-founded by New York filmmaker David Sauvage, is a nonprofit multimedia and news-aggregation site with financial backing from Hollywood, and plans to become "a must-read for a new generation of activists." "There is so little in the media that the vast majority of people engage with that is alive, or powerful, or truthful, or messy, or complicated, or real," says Sauvage. I would like to see the makers of content emerge as the shakers of the world."
(4) A new study by the American Civil Liberties Union claims police tracking of cell phones without court-approved warrants is more widespread than previously known. The tracking is so common that cell phone providers are providing police with manuals outlining how much data they store and the cost for police to obtain it. More here.
(5) Did George Zimmerman act in self-defense? New evidence continues to emerge throwing Zimmerman's story in question. A forensics expert now suggests it was not Zimmerman’s voice crying for help on the 911 call placed by a neighbor right before Trayvon was shot. Tom Owen, the chair emeritus of the American Board of Recorded Evidence, used voice identification software to rule with 99% certainty that the cries are not Zimmerman’s. Trayvon’s parents say those cries came from their son.