Tijuana one of the deadliest cities on Earth
Tijuana, a city of 1.8 million that not long ago was celebrating a major reduction in violence, is in the grip of an unprecedented homicide crisis.
A record 2,518 people were killed here in 2018 — nearly seven times the total in 2012. With 140 killings per 100,000 people, Tijuana is now one of the deadliest cities in the world.
Across the border in San Diego, there were 34 homicides last year, or just over 2 killings per 100,000 people. Via: Los Angeles Times:
Texas Secretary of State David Whitley released a statement documenting the conclusions of his year-long investigation into voter fraud within the state.
Whitley has identified over 95,000 non-citizens registered as eligible voters throughout the state of Texas. Out of that massive pool of illegal registered voters, the Secretary of State’s office discovered that 58,000 registered non-citizen voters have voted in one or more elections.
In September last year, the Italian government loosened the countries gun laws
The new law doubled the number of “sport” weapons that licensed citizens could own, a category that includes some semiautomatic weapons such as several models of the AR-15. It also loosened limits on magazine capacity. The government’s bill on legitimate-self-defense will be approved by the end of February, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said. He stated that he just wants to give good guys a chance to defend themselves.
Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke roughly one year ago, Facebook's manipulative, dishonest and sometimes downright predatory abuses of its users' most sensitive data have at times been almost too outrageous too believe. Whether it's sharing private messages with Netflix and Spotify, or its use of "corporate spyware" to press Facebook users into service as unwitting pawns for the company as it sought to spy on competitors, each revelation is seemingly more brazen in its disregard for user privacy than the last.
But the latest revelation reported by TechCrunch shows that the social media giant has crossed a serious ethical line: Bribing children into sharing almost all of the personal data that can be gleaned from their smartphones (for a small fee) to help the company better understand consumption patterns, generating data that can be used for - what else? - more advanced micro-targeting of ads.