U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he is planning to deploy troops along the country’s southern border. Now Mexico wants a clear word from the Trump adminstration regarding those plans.
“The Mexican government has formally asked for clarification of the president’s statements, both through the State Department and the Homeland Security Department,” said Mexican Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez in an interview with CNN international.
Mexican Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez had a personal conversation with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
“The important thing is that both countries share the idea of having a secure border. We don’t always agree in how to achieve that objective, and I do expect that, in the next few hours, we will get clarification on this issue,” Gutiérrez added.
The request for clarification came soon after Trump made public of his deployment plans, which is to prevent the illegal crossings ito the U.S. until his proposed border wall is constructed.
“We are going to be doing things militarily,” Trump recently said at the White House.
The border is currently protected by the U.S. Border Patrol. The deployment of troops would escalate U.S. presence dramatically along the border.
According to Gutiérrez, militarizing the border would not fare well with the Mexican government and that the Trump administration needs to clarify these plans in order for the Mexican government to determine “where we are.”
Trump has always been tough on immigration and border security, which was actually a central theme of his presidential campaign.
There was a prospect of making a deal for the protection of young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Trump squashed this idea via a tweet over the weekend.
On Monday, Trump called on Mexico to improve efforts in detaining people who attempt to cross the border illegally. The president warned of a “caravan” of immigrants from Central America heading toward the U.S.
Facebook Urgently Unveils New Tools That Allow Users To Delete Their Data
After being bashed by netizens for leaking private data, Facebook is now doing damage control.
After being bashed by users for the recent data breach controversy (i.e. the Cambridge Analytica scandal), Facebook has responded by revealing new tools that allow people to see and delete their data.
The social media giant has been under fire for collecting sensitive, private information from their users and reports have even confirmed that Facebook’s market value has suffered after shares went down for about 16%.
So now Facebook is doing damage control by introducing new tools.
With the new tools, the site’s terms of service and data policy will be updated. People may now be able to view and delete data being collected about them to prevent information leak....
People Download Their Facebook Data And Are Horrified At What They Find
More and more users are looking into just how much data Facebook has on them.
The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to be a hot topic today. Many Facebook users have become concerned about just how much of their personal data the social media platform keeps.
In case you need a refresher, here are the basics of the controversy: The London Observer and The New York Times reported on March 17 that UK-based data firm Cambridge Analytica acquired millions of Facebook users' personal information. The data was reportedly gathered in early 2014 through an app called "thisisyourdigitallife" and was used to reportedly build a software that could target possibly swing voters in political campaigns - including US President Donald Trump's 2016 election bid.
Cambridge Analytica's co-founder and now whistle-blower Christopher Wylie helped the news outfits break the story, and since then, Facebook users have been concerned.
Elon Musk Deleted Tesla and SpaceX’s Facebook Pages After Twitter Challenge
Most of us ordinary people would agonize days, weeks, or even months with the idea of deleting our Facebook account. Elon Musk is no ordinary man, as he wiped out the Facebook pages of Tesla and SpaceX just.like.that.
See, Musk was answering a flurry of tweets when he saw one of Signal's Brian Acton's hashtag #deletefacebook. So Musk replied and asked "What's Facebook?". Acton is a co-founder of the messaging app WhatsApp (which is owned by Facebook). One of the followers told Musk that he should delete the Facebook page of SpaceX if Musk was "the man."
Musk replied that he didn't even know what Facebook is and that he would delete the page to preserve his "the man" status.
Soon other followers rode on the exchange and someone made a screengrab of SpaceX's Facebook page. Musk claimed that it was the first time he had seen it and commented that "it would be gone soon." ...