Cities with the Greatest risk for cyber-crime are!

MEXICO CITY,  Buenos Aires, Argentina, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, are considered the cities with the greatest potential risk of cyber crime for Internet users.

According to a study by Norton, who partnered with independent research firm Sperling’s  BestPlaces to sort out the locations which are the 10 cities in Latin America that are the most dangerous in the area of cybercrime. Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara, are classified as entities with lowest level in relation to potential risk factors, being classified sites eight, nine and ten, respectively.

Sperling’s  BestPlaces determines the classification of the rankings through an analysis based on consumer behavior, taking into account from the costs invested in desktop computers and smartphones, to the potentially risky activities such as accessing WiFi from somewhere unsafe, the use social networking, online shopping or conducting banking operations.

The cities with the highest risk factors does not necessarily correlate with higher rates of infection from viruses or malware , reflecting the fact that many consumers are taking precautions to keep your data safe.

In the case of Mexico, the study is due to the low number of use of smart phones, broadband speed, internet access, number of computers in use WiFi access points and use of social networks.

“In our analysis of the most dangerous cities in line, we considered a number of factors potentially affecting online safety,” said Bert Sperling, founder and researcher of Sperling’s BestPlaces.

“By observing the habits of consumers, and the data obtained by Norton on cybercrime, we are able to provide a holistic view of the various factors that put a person in a situation of risk,” he said.

Despite having received the second lowest in the region in terms of cybercrime, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is located in the middle of the ranking because the scores on factors related to potentially risky behavior of consumers, the use social networking, Internet and WiFi access.

“In recent years, with growth in the adoption of smartphones, tablets and laptops, as well as the emergence of social networks and applications, life online and offline is mixing in a way never before experienced, ” said Marian Merritt, Internet Security attorney Norton.

Europe is no exception

Norton also announced the top ten European cities “most dangerous” on the internet.The list shows that Manchester, England, is the most dangerous for users, followed by Amsterdam, Netherlands.

We continue to Stockholm, Paris, London, Dublin, Milan, Rome, Barcelona and Berlin.

Given the data provided, Norton gives three tips for users of the network: first use with caution WiFi access points, and second, use strong passwords and unique and, finally, always stay informed.

BUENOS AIRES The stunning Perito Moreno glacier begins its breakup

The phenomenon is caused by the pressure of water above the ice dam begins to crack to form a gap that weakens

BUENOS AIRES The stunning Perito Moreno glacier begins its breakupBUENOS AIRES, March 2. – The stunning Perito Moreno Glacier in southern Argentina, has begun the process to its cyclic rupture, a show that attracts thousands of tourists, official sources confirmed today.

The ice dam that separates the Rico and the Canal arm of Lake Argentino Icebergs began tracking leaks on Wednesday and is expected in the coming days will produce its thunderous break. Media reports began to settle on the runways of Los Glaciares National Park in the southern Santa Cruz province, where the glacier can be seen waiting for the big show.

Sources of the Secretariat of Tourism of Santa Cruz told Efe that while the rupture process began Wednesday, and visitors began to arrive to the area and greater influx is expected in the coming days.

The director of the Los Glaciares National Park, Carlos Corvalan, told local press that the rupture could occur between Saturday and Sunday and reported that the reserve will be open for a extended hours. The phenomenon is caused by the pressure of water above the ice dam, which begins to crack to form an arch-shaped hole that ends up weakening and collapse.

The last rupture occurred in 1988, 2004, 2006 and 2008. For the imminent rupture is expected that the number of visitors to Glacier National Park, in the summer season is usually around 2,500 people per day, double this weekend.

The Perito Moreno, about 200 square kilometers extension is located on the Andes, the natural boundary between Argentina and Chile, and is one of the few in the world that is stable without flinching as a result of global warming. The front of the glacier is about 2.8 kilometers long and has a height of 70 meters above water level of the lake, although the ice wall reaches his bed.

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Angie Sanclemente Valencia (beauty Queen) expresses remorse: Drug Trafficking!

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From her very humble beginnings in Barranquilla, Colombia, she rose to be one of her country’s most coveted beauty queens. At 21, Angie Sanclemente Valencia was crowned as Colombia‘s “Queen of Coffee.”

It was 2000 and the beginning of a career that would propel Sanclemente into the world of her dreams as an internationally acclaimed model. After winning the Colombian pageant, she quickly found work as a lingerie model in Mexico and other countries. She also started training as an actress and took theater lessons.

But Sanclemente’s career came to a screeching halt in May of 2010 when she was arrested in Argentina and charged with drug trafficking.

Interpol had issued an arrest warrant against her in December of the previous year after she was connected to a 21-year-old woman who was arrested just before she was to board a flight to Cancun, Mexico, from Buenos Aires carrying 55 kilograms of cocaine (120 pounds). The fallen beauty was on the run for five months, hiding in Argentina.

While on the run, Sanclemente continued to update her Facebook page. In a Facebook message to CNN in 2010, she denied any involvement in the case, writing, “I’m very sad and hurt by the bad information. I don’t know how the press can destroy an innocent person.”

After being convicted in early November, Sanclemente is speaking from prison for the first time. It’s quite a change from the life of glamor she lived before her arrest.

“I have been here [in prison] one year and seven months. I’m innocent of all of the accusations. It was all a big misunderstanding,” Sanclemente said.

Her 2010 arrest was an international scandal and her Interpol mugshot made headlines around the world. The former queen of coffee became known as “the queen of cocaine.” Four men and two other women were also arrested in connection with the case.

Argentinian authorities charged her with leading a ring of fashion models to smuggle cocaine from South America and into Europe, via Cancun. She says her Argentinian boyfriend and his uncle, who are also in prison, were indeed involved in drug trafficking, but not her.

“It may sound ridiculous and incredible, but I’m innocent of this farce they invented. My boyfriend made a mistake, and I’m paying the consequences. But I love him and I love him because he loves me just the way I am. I never found in anybody else what I found in him,” Sanclemente said.

Now 32 and sentenced to six years and eight months behind bars, the promising career she once had seems like a vanished dream. Nicolas Gualco, her boyfriend, and Daniel Monroy, Gualco’s uncle, have also received the same sentence.

Moving to Argentina from Mexico, Sanclemente says in retrospect, was a big mistake. “I regret having taken the flight to Argentina, to be honest with you.”

Sanclemente had expressed regret once before about making the wrong choices. She was dethroned as Colombia’s queen of coffee for breaking the rules by having been married. Reports say that she was once married to a Mexican drug trafficker, but she’s always denied that was the case.

In an interview shortly after being dethroned, she spoke about the consequences of not listening to the woman who raised her as single mother. “I’m very capricious and a lot of [bad] things have happened to me for not listening to my mother,” Sanclemente says. Her words now seem prophetic