The Daily Populous

Wednesday September 26th, 2018 night edition

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Mexican authorities have taken control of the entire police force in the southern Mexican city of Acapulco, claiming the department has been infiltrated by drug gangs.

State police and the military will now assume the law enforcement responsibilities in the city, which has some 800,000 residents.

Local police in several parts of Mexico have been disbanded over drug cartel corruption.

In Guerrero alone, local police have been disarmed in more than a dozen towns and cities since 2014, although none as large as Acapulco.

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In the northern state of Tamaulipas, one of the hardest hit by drug violence, almost all local police forces state-wide have been disbanded since 2011.

With low pay and little training, local police in Mexico are particularly vulnerable to drug cartels, which offer them money and threaten to kill them. »

FCC fines Marriott $600,000 for blocking guests' Wi-Fi

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Think hotels are deliberately blocking your personal Wi-Fi networks so you'll buy theirs?.

Instead, Marriott employees were using the hotel's own Wi-Fi system to block other people's hot spots, the FCC official said.

Under the FCC consent decree, Marriott must not block guests' Wi-Fi at all of the properties it owns and manages. »

PlayStation backs down in Fortnite cross-play row

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Sony is to let gamers on PlayStation consoles play against those using rival devices, the company has announced.

Many games already let those using a PC, Nintendo Switch or Xbox One play together online, but Sony had refused to take part.

Sony was criticised in June after it blocked PlayStation gamers from using their Fortnite accounts on the newly launched Nintendo Switch version. »

Study finds religious beliefs have an enduring influence on senators’ legislative behavior

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New research provides evidence that the personal religious beliefs of United States Senators influence their legislative behavior.

Senators with more traditionalist religious beliefs tended to push more conservative legislation, even if their constituencies weren’t as religious.

While religious traditionalism was found to influence senators, the study found no evidence that their level of religious engagement was associated with their legislative behavior. »