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Facebook killing latest indication social media becoming format for brutal acts
April 19th, 2017

Video uploaded on Facebook Sunday displaying the random killing of an elderly man is just another illustration of how the social media networks have grown to become a modern-day, digital version Roman Colosseum for brutal acts. A manhunt for the gunman Steve Stephens, who randomly murdered Robert Godwin, ended with Stevens taking his own life…

Man sues Grindr alleging 1,100 men showed up to home expecting sex due to dating app
April 17th, 2017

A New York City resident is fighting the creators of Grindr, a widely used app for gay and bisexual men, after saying 1,100 suitors have visited his residence and the restaurant where he works looking for sexual encounters. Over the last five months, as many as 16 individuals a day have been coming and “aggressively…

Prostitute jailed for fatally injecting Google exec with heroin will be deported back to Canada
April 9th, 2017

Immigration authorities revealed on Friday that they intend to deport Alix Tichelman, the prostitute, who goes by the nickname “Harbor Hooker,” after she injected a lethal dose of heroin into Google executive in 2013. Officials took the 29-year-old Alix Tichelman into custody immediately after she completed her jail sentence for involuntary manslaughter after she injected…

Federal immigration officials detain Alix Tichelman, the prostitute who gave fatal heroin injection to Google exec
April 4th, 2017

ASSOCIATED PRESS — Federal immigration officials have detained Alix Tichelman, the California prostitute after she completed a jail sentence for involuntary manslaughter in connection with the accidental heroin overdose of a Google executive she was entertaining aboard his yacht. Santa Cruz sheriff’s officials confirmed Monday that they turned over the 30-year-old Alix Tichelman to the…

Feds indictments in Yahoo security breach case could shed further light on additional Russian hacks
March 16th, 2017

Feds unseal indictments against Russian nationals in connection with Yahoo security breach By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL LIEDTKE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. authorities may now be in a better position to figure out if Russian hackers and Russian spies swayed last year’s presidential elections after the feds handed down indictments in connection with…

Alexa working for the CIA? Owner asks Amazon’s smart assistant shuts off when asked if it’s connected to the intelligence agency,
March 10th, 2017

With the capacity of the CIA to “breach almost anything connected to the internet” made public, many residents have grown suspicious of their devices. A video has surfaced showing an unidentified woman asking Amazon’s Alexa a set of questions – starting with “would you lie to me” and concluding with “Alexa, are you connected to…

EXPLOSIVE: Wikileaks dump claims CIA hacks almost every device
March 8th, 2017

By ANICK JESDANUN ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe the CIA is spying on you through your television set after all. Documents released by WikiLeaks allege a CIA surveillance program that targets everyday gadgets ranging from smart TVs to smartphones to cars. Such snooping, WikiLeaks said, could turn some of these devices into recorders…

Underage teens allegedly ran pedophile extortion scam on gay dating app Grindr
February 25th, 2017

Police in Australia say a crew of underage teens, are accused of extorting older men that they met over the gay dating app Grindr. Authorities have launched a probe into a reported blackmail scam, in which the teenagers threatened to “out” their victims as pedophiles unless they provided them with cash and cell phones, The…

Buzzfeed sued by Russian tech exec named in Trump dossier
February 5th, 2017

Buzzfeed has been sued by the Russia-linked tech firm named in a dossier, which also included unconfirmed allegations against President Trump, for including “libelous, unverified” information about the company. XBT Holdings filed the defamation lawsuit. Company attorneys allegedly filed complaints against BuzzFeed and its editor Ben Smith. A former British spy and his company were…

Four men convicted of advertising heroin sales on Facebook
January 19th, 2017

Federal prosecutors in Georgia announced the convictions of four men indicted for operating a drug trafficking ring that involved using Facebook and Snapchat to facilitate the sales of heroin. In a Justice Department press release, U.S. Attorney John Horn said Bernard “Big Pat” Stokley and his co-conspirators including Alvin Hughley, Vance Hoard, and Tobias Ellison pleaded…