Tuesday map: Berlin's luxury car arson outbreak

Over the last six months, more than 170 luxury cars have been set on fire in Berlin. Authorities are blaming the mysterious crime spree on left-wing radicals. But this is Google-age radicalism, as Australia's The Age explains:

A mysterious, single page website, (Burning Cars of Berlin), shows the number of cars set alight and where the crimes occurred, revealing clusters in ‘‘richer’’ areas, or in suburbs where gentrification and redevelopment are changing the demographic of local neighbourhoods.

Here a link to the page. Weird stuff.

Hat tip: Boing Boing


Fifteen-year-old beaten to death over Internet addiction

Looks like allegations of brutality against Chinese Internet addicts weren't too far off the mark:

A teenager was allegedly beaten to death by counselors at an Internet addiction rehabilitation clinic in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.  [...]

He was to stay in the camp from Aug 1 to Sept 1 in order to "get away from bad behavior, regain confidence and establish positive life attitudes," according to an agreement Deng's parents signed with the center."

It looks like banning electro-shock therapy wasn't enough