The fucked up number of the week: 45 million
An argument can be made that crime numbers and statistics can make victims faceless and make the story less impactful. In this case, the victims — those of child pornography — must remain faceless; and the number is so big that it is the story: 45 million photos and videos found by tech companies in a year. It’s the kind of number that rocks you, makes you rethink this world, and if you’re a parent, ramps up the fear level to 11. With these statistics, it’s more sensible caution than paranoia.