Prosecutors charge man with hate crime in acid attack

Authorities say a white Wisconsin man asked a Hispanic man, ‘why did you invade my country?’ and threw acid on his face. A 61-year-old white man accused of throwing acid on a Hispanic man’s face in the state of Wisconsin will be charged with a hate crime, increasing the possible sentence he may receive if convicted, prosecutors announced on Wednesday. Prosecutors filed one charge against Clifton Blackwell – first-degree reckless injury – but added the sentencing enhancers of hate crime and use of a dangerous weapon. The two enhancers could…

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Rapper draws outrage with daughter ‘virginity test’

musician says he escorts Deyjah Harris to the doctor’s office after each birthday to ‘check her hymen’. Rapper TI has provoked outrage by revealing that he forces his 18-year-old daughter to undergo an annual “virginity test” at the gynaecologist. The Grammy-winning musician told a podcast how he escorts Deyjah Harris to the doctor’s office after each birthday to “check her hymen”. “Usually like the day after the [birthday] party, she’s enjoying her gifts, I put a sticky note on the door: ‘Gyno. Tomorrow. 9:30’,” TI, whose real name is Clifford…

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Saudi Arabia recruited Twitter employees charged with spying

Two Saudi citizens, one American, accused of working together to unmask ownership of dissident Twitter accounts. Saudi Arabia’s government, frustrated by growing criticism of its leaders and policies on social media, recruited two Twitter employees to gather confidential personal information on thousands of accounts that included prominent opponents, prosecutors alleged on Wednesday. The complaint unsealed in US District Court in San Francisco detailed a coordinated effort by Saudi government officials to recruit employees at the social media giant to look up the private data of Twitter accounts, including email addresses…

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California announces probe of Facebook privacy practices

The social network is under fire in the US state for giving third parties data access and not disclosing its practices. The attorney general of California – the most populous state in the United States – says he has been investigating Facebook privacy practices since 2018. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra offered few details about the probe and said he was disclosing it only because his office was making a public court filing to force Facebook to answer subpoenas, to which he said Facebook had thus far failed to respond…

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