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Report: Ticketmaster colluded with scalpers
September 21st, 2018

Ticketmaster is facing accusations that the company has been conspiring with scalpers — and making double profits in the process — in a bruising weeks-long probe released by Canada’s CBC and the Toronto Star this week. The news outlets assigned two undercover journalists to a live-entertainment conference in July, where Ticketmaster reps pitched them on TradeDesk,…

New Jersey man admits to $1.8M cryptocurrency robbery sentenced to 10 years in prison
September 10th, 2018

The mastermind responsible for a $1.8 million cryptocurrency robbery confessed to the heist on Wednesday in exchange for ten years behind bars. Louis Meza, 35, pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree grand larceny and second-degree kidnapping in Manhattan Supreme Court and is scheduled to be sentenced on September 27th to a decade in prison and…

Elon Musk faces possible Pentagon probe after he appears to smoke weed during appearance on Joe Rogan Podcast
September 8th, 2018

Elon Musk smoking weed with Joe Rogan during podcast Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk could face a possible investigation by the United State Air Force after he appeared to smoke weed during an entertaining appearance on the Joe Rogan podcast last Thursday. CNBC citing a Pentagon official reported that the U.S. Airforce was looking into whether…

Twitter, Facebook pledge to protect social media platforms against foreign intrusions
September 6th, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook and Twitter executives pledged on Wednesday to better protect their social media platforms in the 2018 elections and beyond, and told Congress of aggressive efforts to root out foreign intrusions aimed at sowing divisions in American democracy. Facebook’s No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, and Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, testified before the…

Chinese billionaire Richard Liu on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct
September 3rd, 2018

Chinese billionaire Richard Liu on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS  (AP)— Chinese billionaire Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, the founder of the Beijing-based e-commerce site JD.com, was arrested in Minneapolis on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct, jail records show. Liu, 45, was arrested late Friday night and released Saturday afternoon…

Border Patrol new airport facial recognition technology helps bust ‘imposter’
August 29th, 2018

Serious concerns has been expressed surrounding the privacy and rights implications of facial recognition technology and many have begun to ask what would happen when, either through bias or by a technological flaw, the algorithm fails. At the same time, many have also voiced concerns about the implications of the technology if it proves to…

Tech billionaire Henry T. Nicholas III arrested in Vegas on drug trafficking counts
August 10th, 2018

Associated Press – Tech billionaire and advocate of crime victims Henry T. Nicholas III is facing drug counts after being arrested along with a woman Tuesday at a Las Vegas Strip casino-resort. Nicholas was arrested on suspicion of trafficking heroin, cocaine, meth and ecstasy, Las Vegas police officer Larry Hadfield said Thursday. He added police…

Authorities warn of ‘Momo’ suicide challenge spreading on Whatsapp messaging service
August 5th, 2018

A sinister social media game called the ‘Momo’ challenge is spreading via the WhatsApp messaging platform owned by Facebook, and it encourages teens to engage in a suicide challenge. Authorities in several countries say a WhatsApp profile of “Momo” — a disturbing character created by Japanese artist Midori Hayashi, sends chat messages targeting teens and young…

Idaho inmates hack prison-issued tablets to steal $225K worth of credits
August 1st, 2018

Inmates at an Idaho prison facility hacked into their jail-issued tablets to wire almost $225,000 into accounts they use to purchase music and video games. The 364 inmates across five different prisons hacked into the software on their JPay tablets to boost their balances, an investigation carried out by the Idaho Department of Corrections revealed earlier…

Glitch on Samsung messaging app sends photos to random contacts without authorization
July 4th, 2018

Samsung is reportedly scrambling to fix a bug in its Galaxy phones messaging service that sends users photos to random people in a person’s contact’s list without a user’s authorization. According to ZeroHedge, the default texting app on Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus or Note8 has for unknown reasons been sending…