A city in flames: inside Detroit’s war on arson | The Verge

“We do stuff kind of old-schoolish, because that’s what we have: old-school, crap equipment,” says Scott Ziegler, a first-generation fireman who’s worked in Highland Park for four years. When he arrived, he slept in a tent; the company’s previous station had been condemned because the local government couldn’t afford repairs. It now stands empty and overgrown, roof collapsed in a spill of bricks and wood — just another abandoned building among the tens of thousands littering the area. In an almost inevitable turn, the Highland Park firefighters were called out to extinguish a fire at their own former headquarters.

via A city in flames: inside Detroit’s war on arson | The Verge.

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FBI seizes underground drug market Silk Road, owner indicted in New York | The Verge

The complaint is based on statements made by Christopher Tarbell, an FBI agent who has been tracking Silk Road out of the cybercrime division in New York. Tarbell acknowledges “undercover activity” by himself and other law enforcement agents, something users have suspected for a long time.

via FBI seizes underground drug market Silk Road, owner indicted in New York | The Verge.

World Immigration Called ‘Win-Win’ For Rich Nations, And Poor : Parallels : NPR

Being a migrant worker is risky because in many countries they have few rights and protections. The Middle East takes in more migrant workers than any other region. The latest U.N. statistics show almost 17 million work in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Human rights groups including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch say abuse of migrant workers is rampant in the region.

via World Immigration Called ‘Win-Win’ For Rich Nations, And Poor : Parallels : NPR.

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey tweets it up with Iran’s President Rouhani | Internet & Media – CNET News

Dorsey first tweeted, “Good evening, President. Are citizens of Iran able to read your tweets?” And, in response, Rouhani said, “Evening, @Jack. As I told @camanpour, my efforts geared 2 ensure my ppl’ll comfortably b able 2 access all info globally as is their #right.”

via Twitter’s Jack Dorsey tweets it up with Iran’s President Rouhani | Internet & Media – CNET News.