What a surprise to those who robbed Apple stores during the US protests! The company's message
During the protests triggered by the death of the black American George Floyd, among the target shops of the protesters' robberies was the giant Apple, from where many phones and other devices were stolen. However, it appears that the perpetrators will not be able to use any object "purchased" illegally,
The iPhones stolen by those who robbed Apple stores during the protests triggered by the death of George Floyd will not only not be able to be used, but would take the police directly to the thieves, informs BBC.
The stolen phones were deactivated by the company and are being tracked, and local authorities were notified of the theft. The company sent a message displayed on their screens, explaining all these things.
Several images with these warnings appeared on the screens of the stolen phones were later published on social networks. Apple has temporarily closed some of its stores in the US, after a series of attacks during the BLM-Black Lives Matter movement.
There has long been a suspicion that phones on display in Apple stores have software installed that allows them to be tracked even if they are stolen. This was originally created if they are lost, if the buyer can no longer find his mobile.
The photos published on social networks confirm these rumors. An image on Twitter shows a phone with the message: "Please return the product to Apple Walnut Street. This device has been disabled and is being tracked. Local authorities will be alerted. " It seems that this type of message would have appeared on all stolen electronics during this period, so thieves will not be able to enjoy their use.
Afghan women share photos of dresses to protest Taliban compulsory on black hijab
Afghan women, including those on the national cricket team, will be banned from playing any sport under the new Taliban government, according to an official with the Islamist group, writes The Guardian.
In an interview with the Australian television station SBS, the deputy head of the Taliban's cultural commission, Ahmadullah Wasiq, said that women's sport is neither appropriate nor necessary. "I don't think women will be allowed to play cricket, because it is not necessary for women to play cricket," Wasiq said. "In cricket, they may face situations where their face and body will not be covered. Islam does not allow women to be seen that way. It's the media era and there will be photos and videos, and then people will watch them. Islam and the Islamic Emirate [Afghanistan] do not allow women to play cricket or play sports, ”the official said.
Afghanistan Cricket Council officials said they had not been officially informed of what would happen to the women's cricket team, but competitions had already been suspended.
Athletes, including cricketers, have been hiding in Afghanistan since the Taliban took power, with some women saying they have been threatened with violence by Taliban fighters if caught playing.
New protests took place in Afghanistan on Wednesday, despite Taliban attempts to intimidate any form of opposition. A group of women from a Hazara-dominated area in western Kabul protested against the new government in a series of protests in several cities.
Recordings posted on social media show protesters shouting "A government without women will fall" as they march through the city. Some had placards that read, "Work, Education, and Freedom."
Some images show women being beaten to end the protest.
On social network women share photos of dresses to protest Talibans.
Thousands of people have celebrated 155 years since the abolition of slavery in the United States. The statue of a Confederate general, shot down by protesters
Thousands of Americans marked the 155th anniversary of "Juneteenth" (English name formed by the combination of the word "June" and 19) on Friday, the date of the abolition of slavery, amid racial tensions affecting the country after the death of George Floyd, according to AFP.
"I am a woman of color, I have lived in this country for 20 years and I am here to say that the lives of blacks matter, those of my children and brothers, to be able to live in a safe country," he told AFP , Tabatha Bernard, 38, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, in the huge New York procession.
Demonstrations on the occasion of "Juneteenth", the day in 1865 when the last slaves were released in Galveston, Texas, were organized in the four corners of the country.
In Washington, protesters who denounced "racism, oppression and police violence" first gathered around the Martin Luther King Memorial at the call of professional players from local basketball clubs.
Near the White House, the event was festive in the already well-known meeting place called "Black Lives Matter Plaza". Hundreds of people danced to the sounds of Go-go Music before marching through the streets of the center of the federal capital.
"We will not be able to eliminate all racist police officers," said Joshua Hager, 29, but "we want most of them fired and held accountable."
His partner, Yamina BenKreira, expressed the wish that the history of African Americans be better taught so that young people "become aware" of these discriminations.
In recent weeks, calls for the dismantling of monuments in memory of Confederate soldiers present throughout the south of the country have multiplied.
At the root of this movement is the debate over racism in America, rekindled by the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American who suffocated under the knee of a white police officer during his arrest in late May in Minneapolis.
Apple and Google team up to track patients with COVID-19
If you were near a sick person, a notification will come.
Apple and Google are developing technology to help curb the spread of coronavirus. It uses smartphones on Android and iOS with Bluetooth enabled and will allow you to keep track of who is sick COVID-19 and you contacted.
Here's how it should work:
Two people communicated briefly with each other, for example, for about 10 minutes. Their smartphones automatically exchange anonymous identifiers, which change every 15 minutes.
If one of these two is later diagnosed with COVID-19, the health authorities pass its identifiers over the past 14 days to Apple and Google - of course, only with the consent of the patient.
The system compares identifiers, and all people who have contacted the patient are given an alert and information on how to behave when there is a risk of infection.
Something similar is being created simultaneously by specialists at the Massachusetts University of Technology.
The social interaction tracking feature will be introduced in mid-May with Android and iOS updates. Then the corresponding official applications will appear on Google Play and the AppStore. They should be compatible even with fairly old versions of systems, such as Android 6.0.
If a person receives a notification about contact with an infected person, no names will be contained there. The system is decentralized and identifiers will only be stored on user devices.
Specialists from the American Civil Liberties Union believe that any smartphone tracking to control the spread of COVID-19 could violate privacy. So participation in the program should be voluntary.
Several shops and police cars, vandalized in Germany. More than 200 police officers had to intervene
Groups of people broke the windows of shops in the center of the German city of Stuttgart, robbed and attacked police cars, among other acts of vandalism last night, BBC reports.
Police say several police officers were injured during the violence in southwestern Germany.
Videos posted on Twitter show people vandalizing shops in the city center and throwing large stones and other objects at police vehicles.
Stuttgart police say the violence began after police conducted checks in a drug incident.
So far, there are no other details about what caused the violent outbursts. Witnesses say hundreds of people were involved.
The police statement shows that some of those who vandalized the area threw stones from the pavement and other projectiles at the passing police cars. At one point, police said the situation was "out of control."
More than 200 additional police officers were sent to the city center, where shops were apparently attacked at random. Several shops were looted, according to law enforcement.
Massive protests in London after the violent death of George Floyd: "There is no peace without justice"
The brutal death of George Floyd, an African-American who ended up trampled by a police officer, did not go unnoticed both in the United States and around the world. In Minneapolis, hundreds of people protested against the racist behavior of law enforcement and dozens of protesters were arrested. And the British were outraged by what happened and took to the streets to shout their revolt.
Hundreds of British people demonstrated in London on Sunday, May 31, after an African-American citizen found his end in a barbaric way, trampled on by a law enforcement officer. The 46-year-old man was immobilized, and the policeman continued to kneel on his head and neck until the man he found guilty of using counterfeit shopping bills took his last breath on the pavement.
After his death, people in the United States manifested their opposition to the racist attitude that law enforcement often displays. The British did not remain indifferent either, and on Sunday they met in Trafalgar Square to demand justice. "Without justice there is no peace!", The crowd chanted several times.
Demonstrators knelt, a gesture that became a symbol of the fight against discrimination in the United States, where similar rallies were held daily, after which they marched to the United States Embassy in Britain.
"Obviously, the images of what happened to George Floyd were extremely disturbing, as were the scenes of riots and violence in the United States," said British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab on Sunday. Asked on Sky News what he thinks about the issue, Raab declined to comment on a controversial tweet by Donald Trump and how he handled the crisis.
The American president, who has repeatedly denounced the "tragic" death of George Floyd, said the riots dishonored his memory by their "violence" and "vandalism". "When the robbery begins, it starts firing," he reacted in a message posted on Twitter, signaled by the social network as an "apology for violence."