Mexican soldiers killed ten members of a criminal group accused of ambushing a military patrol near the U.S. border in the violent northern state of Tamaulipas on Saturday, the government said.

A military convoy was attacked by armed men in several vehicles on a highway outside the border city of Nuevo Laredo, according to a statement from the state’s joint military and police task force.

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A reported sighting of Nigel Farage queuing at the German embassy has prompted fevered, but probably inaccurate, speculation on social media that the Eurosceptic former Ukip leader could be applying for dual citizenship.

A spokesman said he could not contact Farage – whose wife, Kirsten Mehr, is German – so was unable to confirm whether he had even been at the embassy on Monday when a Facebook user reported seeing him.

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Time For Truth: (The Guardian) – Alleged sighting of Farage at German embassy sparks citizenship speculation

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The 300-foot Equanimity, linked to controversial Malaysian businessman Jho Low and the scene for several celebrity parties, is reportedly docked in Hong Kong and looking for a buyer.

In November, despite international investigators closing in on him, Malaysian businessman Jho Low — now at the center of a $1 billion forfeiture complaint by the Department of Justice — reportedly threw himself a glitteringly audacious birthday party aboard his 300-foot superyacht Equanimity.

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Time For Truth: (Hollywood Reporter) – Is the Man at the Center of the 'Wolf of Wall Street' Corruption Scandal Selling His Superyacht?

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With widespread adoption among law enforcement, advertisers, and even churches, face recognition has undoubtedly become one of the biggest threats to privacy out there.

By itself, the ability to instantly identify anyone just by seeing their face already creates massive power imbalances, with serious implications for free speech and political protest. But more recently, researchers have demonstrated that even when faces are blurred or otherwise obscured, algorithms can be trained to identify people by matching previously-observed patterns around their head and body.

Read the Full Article: Source – Vice
Time For Truth: (Vice) – 'Faceless Recognition System' Can Identify You Even When You Hide Your Face

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You might have heard the term “mansplaining”, but how much thought have you given to all-male panels of experts expressing their opinions on one subject or another? Possibly not all that much, if you’re not a regular at such events, but in recent months increasing numbers of high-profile men have been speaking up against the all-male panel at conferences.

Earlier this month, some of Australia’s most-booked male conference speakers criticised organisers for setting up “dude fests”. They pledged to boycott panels that don’t include women and set up a website called “No thanks, mate”. That’s not the only promised boycott. Over the Pacific in America, Sree Sreenivasan, the Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, wrote a Facebook post promising that he will no longer take part in panels that are made up of all men.

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