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Mastermind behind Bitcoin heist escapes prison, may have fled to Sweden
April 19th, 2018

Authorities say Sindri Thor Stefansson, the suspect behind the theft of 600 bitcoiin mining computers has likely fled to Sweden after breaking out of a prison in Iceland. Swedish police officials said Wednesday that Icelandic police have briefed them on the situation and an international arrest warrant has been issued for Stefansson. Police spokesman Stefan…

Fingerprint in WhatsApp photo leads to drug dealers arrest
April 18th, 2018

WhatsApp photo leads to drug dealer’s arrest in groundbreaking’ case A new fingerprinting method is being used to convict a drug group after one of the members’ fingerprints was discovered in a message on WhatsApp. The photo in question is of one of the gang members with ecstasy tablets in his palm. The image was…

Backpage co-founders charged with promoting prostitution, money laundering
April 11th, 2018

The founders of Backpage, the infamous web platform most known for running sex and prostitution-related ads, have been indicted along with five others on federal charges. The 93-count indictment alleged that the site’s founders, 69-year-old Michael Lacey and 68-year-old James Larkin, facilitated prostitution and committed money laundering. Executive vice president Scott Spear, 67, has also…

Missouri’s AG launches investigation into Facebook amid data harvesting scandal
April 3rd, 2018

Missouri’s AG opens investigation into Facebook data scandal On Monday, Missouri’s attorney general initiatedan investigation into the Facebook data scandal involving the utilization of personal information. Josh Hawley’s office is asking that the social media giant reveals every time it shared data with a political group and how much such organizations paid for the data,…

How Facebook determines a users poltical leanings
March 30th, 2018

Facebook is in the midst of a major backlash on two continents from users, advertisers, and legislators for permitting Cambridge Analytica to collect information on 50 million users. The company’s core business that brings in roughly $4 billion in monthly revenue is monetizing everything you do on Facebook to help its advertisers. However, users may…

Arizona Police release video showing terrifying moment self-driving Uber kills woman
March 23rd, 2018

Video released shows moment self-driving Uber kills an Arizona woman On Wednesday, footage was released showing the moment a self-driving Uber led to the death of one person who was crossing the street in Tempe, Arizona. The self-driving car appears to be driving at a normal speed while a woman walking with a bike is…

Uber could face criminal charges following fatal crash of self driving vehicle in Arizona
March 20th, 2018

New rules enacted earlier this month by Arizona governor Doug Ducey could result in criminal charges against Uber following Monday night’s fatal crash in Tempe, in which a self-driving vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian. Hundreds of automated driving vehicles have been introduced on Arizona roads after Ducey utilized the state’s light regulations to lure…

Tinder sues dating app Bumble for patent infringement

Match Group, the parent company of TInder has filed a lawsuit against competitor Bumble, alleging that the female-friendly dating app infringed patents and stole trade secrets. According to CNN, the lawsuit, which was filed in Texas on Friday, claims that Bumble is virtually identical to Tinder, the app that familiarized the swipe right to like,…

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes charged in ‘massive fraud’ scheme
March 16th, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Elizabeth Holmes — the Silicon Valley star whose blood-testing startup company Theranos has fallen in the midst of multiple scandals — with “massive fraud.” On Wednesday, the SEC accused Theranos CEO Holmes and a top executive of defrauding investors of over $700 million through false claims about its…

Feds: CEO of tech company provided custom BlackBerry encrypted phones to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel
March 12th, 2018

For years, a myriad of shady tech companies has marketed so-called encrypted phones, which are customized BlackBerry or Android cell phones that sometimes have the camera and microphone removed and sends secure messages through private networks. Federal authorities in the U.S. say several of those companies reportedly serve at the behest of international criminal organizations….