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Backpage.com shuts down adult ad section
January 15th, 2017

Backpage.com has terminated its adult ad section after two state attorney generals, and a U.S. Senate panel has shed light on its advertisements. The classifieds website has long been scrutinized for helping the promotion of sex trafficking, sometimes which reportedly involved minors. The CEO was taken into custody in October. The company asserts that the…

Ga. Police investigate sex abuse claims made on 12-year-old’s live stream suicide
January 13th, 2017

Georgia Police investigating sex abuse claims made on pre-teen’s live stream suicide. Authorities in Georgia are investigating sexual abuse claims made by a 12-year-old during her live stream suicide on Facebook. In the 42-minute-long video, Katelyn Nicole Davis said that she was physically and sexually abused by a family member before she hanged herself in…

Revenge porn victim sues Google, Yahoo, Bing to remove her name from search results
January 6th, 2017

A college student from New York City is taking internet giants Google, Yahoo! and Bing to court, demanding they remove her name from their search sites because she was the victim of revenge porn. According to the New York Post, the lawsuit states that the 30-year-old woman broke up with her boyfriend last year. After…

Tennessee man arrested for choking daughter for posting naked pictures on Snapchat
January 4th, 2017

A Tennessee man confessed to choking his daughter after he found out that she was posting naked pictures of herself on Snapchat. On Sunday, 45-year-old Christian Amason was arrested after his 14-year-old daughter reported to authorities that she had been abused, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said. He was charged with child neglect and abuse,…

Texas couple sue Apple after driver using Facetime led to daughter’s fatal Christmas Eve crash
December 31st, 2016

A Texas couple is suing Apple after they were involved in a car accident that they say was caused by a driver using FaceTime, claiming that the tech giant should have blocked the function when vehicles are moving. On Christmas Eve in 2014, James and Bethany Modisette came to a stop due to a traffic…

Amazon issues apology after Toddler asks Alexa for child song, gets raunchy porn instead: Video
December 30th, 2016

Amazon Alexa Gone Wild. Dirty little Alexa. A young toddler got an earful of porn after Amazon’s Echo Dot voice-activated digital assistant started spewing out raunchy language, which prompted an apology from the tech giant. A YouTube video shows the young boy named Bobby speaking to an Echo Dot to “Play Digger Digger.’” However, instead…

Legendary rap group Run-DMC files $50 million lawsuit against Amazon, Walmart

ASSOCIATED PRESS — The rap group Run-DMC filed a $50 million lawsuit in New York accusing Wal-Mart, Amazon, Jet and other retailers of selling products that traded on the group’s name without permission. A founder of the group and owner of the Run-DMC brand, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, was listed as the plaintiff in the lawsuit,…

“Alexa, who did it?”: Cops turns to Amazon Alexa to solve murder case
December 28th, 2016

Back in 2015, law enforcement officers discovered 47-year-old Victor Collins dead in a hot tub on the patio of 31-year-old James Bates’ home in Arkansas. Over one year later, Bates has been charged with Collins’ killing, and in a groundbreaking case, Bentonville authorities believe that the data from his Amazon Alexa could assist them in…

Man killed woman he met on Tinder, dissolved body in acid after she refused sex
December 27th, 2016

A man is accused of murdering a woman he met on Tinder before dissolving her body in acid, all because she allegedly declined to have sex with him. The Daily Mail reported that 26-year-old Emmanuel Delani Valdez Bocanegra was interrogated by authorities when family and friends of his victim reported her missing in Leon, Mexico….

Fake new story ignites Israel, Pakistan nuclear firestorm on Twitter
December 26th, 2016

An international confrontation that unfolded on Twitter between nuclear powers Pakistan and Israel on Saturday was the result of a fake news that surfaced online which underlines the potentially harmful impact such bogus stories can have on sensitive global tensions. The false narrative involved Pakistan sending troops to Syria. The fictitious story even prompted a…