The VICE News Capsule is a daily roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Iran outlaws online dating, NSA used Facebook to fool you, drone deaths on the rise in Afghanistan and Yemen, and controversy over Pope Francis.
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Government Outlaw Dating Sites, Creates a Match-Making Agency
Iran’s Youth Affairs Ministry banned dating websites last week, saying it’s opposed to organizations that offer match-making for young single Iranians who can’t find partners.
NSA Used Facebook as a Trojan Horse to Spy on You
The NSA disguised itself as a fake Facebook server to infect targeted computers with malware, according to a leak from Edward Snowden’s files.
Drone Deaths Rise in Afghanistan and Yemen
A UN report says civilian deaths from drone strikes are on the rise in Afghanistan and Yemen.
Controversy Over Pope Francis’s Role in Argentinean Sex Abuse
A report published yesterday, coming on the one-year anniversary of the election of Pope Francis as leader of the Catholic Church, describes the role he played during the sex abuse scandal in Argentina while he was archbishop.
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