They say that the road to hell is paved with the best intentions. A lot of the stories featured in today’s links are those taking questionable actions with the best of intentions. However, the results are taking society down a slippery slope.
Anyway, it’s Wednesday which mean’s that it’s time for the links. Let’s kick things off with Jill Hennessy.
The FBI used malware as part of a sting operation and have come under fire for using that malware to obtain evidence without a warrant. Their counterargument is that their malware is okay because they were using it for good. (Gizmodo)
The President of the Philippines has successfully gotten citizens to kill drug dealers. Now he wants them to kill drug addicts too. (Asian Correspondent)
Were you imprisoned because of a police roadside drug test? Chances are that it could have been a false positive. (Pro Publica)
One side of the political spectrum champions gun control and the other side talks about more power for law enforcement. However, Dallas black power groups deemed the Dallas police shooter as unstable. Perhaps America needs to think about its mental health system again. (The Daily Beast)
Move over Argentina, the British Pound is the worst performing currency of the year so far. (Bloomberg)
Sorry, right wingers, but the honeymoon isn’t over. The Liberal Government would sweep to an 80% majority in the House of Commons. (Toronto Star)
It’s been a while since we’ve talked about cryptocurrency but Bitcoin has a big event happening this weekend that will mean something important for the currency’s price… I think. (Coindesk)
Lethal Bizzle thinks that he should be the new host of Top Gear. At least he had a memorable first appearance on TG. (Irish Examiner)
The legendary Ian Darke thinks Euro 2016 was a failure. I’m inclined to agree. The new playoff format was a waste. (ESPN)
What does Stone Cold think of fancy cocktails?