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Buchardt’s $1,200 a pair speakers are a steal - CNET  CNET · 9 hours
The Buchardt S300 MKII SE isn’t by any stretch a budget speaker, but it sounds a lot more expensive than it is. more
Criminal case as pollution surges in Russian river  ABC NEWS · 14 hours
Sharp rise in pollution of Russian river sparks criminal investigation more
Senators target illegal robocalls with steeper fines, call-blocking tech - CNET  CNET · 1 day
A new bill would impose higher penalties and give the FCC more authority to catch illegal robocallers. more
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Is a Clueless, Forgettable Entry  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The second entry in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter prequel series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, released Friday in India. Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Johnny Depp,... more
Court filings accidentally reveal charges against Julian Assange  TechCrunch · 2 days
In a turn of events that reads like a plot point from an unreleased Coen Brothers script, information has surfaced revealing that prosecutors have charged embattled Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange. The information... more
Artificial intelligence could be valuable tool to help young victims disclose traumatic testimony  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
When children are victims of crimes, the legal testimony they provide is known as forensic interviews. However, since victims are often traumatized... more
Can artificial intelligence help victims of abuse to disclose traumatic testimony?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When children are victims of crimes, the legal testimony they provide is known as forensic interviews. However, since victims are often traumatized and potentially abused by... more
Population of rare Stone's sheep 20 police smaller than previously thought  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The already-rare Stone's sheep of the Yukon is 20 per cent less common than previously thought, according to new research by University of Alberta biologists. more
Widows review: Someone stole this heist thriller's thrills - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Steve McQueen's heist thriller is masterfully assured and layered, but packs in too much at too slow a pace. more
Spotify alums create Canopy content suggester that won’t steal your data  TechCrunch · 3 days
Personalization comes at a steep price. All your data gets sucked up into a company’s servers where they can do whatever they want with it. But... more
Online SWATer will face 20 years in prison  TechCrunch · 3 days
Tyler Barriss aka SWAuTistic caused almost 100 SWATing attacks by calling the police on perceived online enemies and claiming that they were holding hostages and were heavily armed. One of these, in... more
Online SWATer could face 20 years in prison  TechCrunch · 3 days
Tyler Barriss aka SWAuTistic caused almost 100 SWATing attacks by calling the police on perceived online enemies and claiming that they were holding hostages and were heavily armed. One of these, in... more
Mirzapur Offers a Darkly Comedic, Brutal Look at India’s Impoverished Corners  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Mirzapur — Amazon Prime Video's latest Indian original — involves an ensemble of characters surviving within the nexus of criminals, politicians, and cops. Pankaj Tripathi, Ali... more
Faraday Future employees sue investor over ‘conspiracy’ to destroy the EV startup  THE VERGE · 3 days
The battle between ailing electric car startup Faraday Future and its main investor, Chinese real estate giant Evergrande, escalated once again on Wednesday. Employees... more
Using social media to weaken the wrath of terror attacks  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Governments and police forces around the world need to beware of the harm caused by mass and social media following terror events. In a new report, leading counter-terrorism... more
Police officers 'open up' about body-worn cameras in a post-Ferguson era  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, generated political and media backlash that continues to erode law enforcement legitimacy today.... more
Judge orders Amazon to turn over Echo recordings in double murder case  TechCrunch · 3 days
A New Hampshire judge has ordered Amazon to turn over two days of Amazon Echo recordings in a double murder case. Prosecutors believe that... more
How scavengers can help forensic scientists identify human corpses  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
When the police recover skeletonised, burnt or heavily decomposed bodies, they need forensic experts to make sense of what they've found. One important question in such cases is: when did... more
Call of Duty 'swatting' death prankster pleads guilty  BBC · 4 days
The 25-year-old had fooled police into thinking a father-of-two had murdered a family member. more
Warmer winters may set scene for higher rates of violent crimes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
As global temperatures climb, warmer winters in parts of the country may set the scene for higher rates of violent crimes such as assault and robbery,... more
Google's San Jose Campus Triggers Lawsuit Over Deal's Secrecy  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
San Jose officials signed what two nonprofit groups contend are illegal nondisclosure agreements to help seal a $67 million land deal. more
Gamer admits hoax call that led police to fatally shoot man  Sky News · 4 days
A gamer in the US has pleaded guilty to making a hoax call that led to a man being shot dead by police. more
Vietnam's top telecom bosses face arrest over loss-making TV deal  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Vietnam on Wednesday issued arrest warrants and placed two top telecom bosses under investigation for suspected involvement in a loss-making private TV deal, authorities said, as a crackdown... more
Hate crimes have gone up in the US, both online and offline, FBI says - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The rise in hate crime incidents comes as social media companies are under scrutiny for their... more
Prolific swatter and bomb hoaxer who broke up FCC’s net neutrality vote pleads guilty  TechCrunch · 4 days
It was a dramatic moment during the FCC's net neutrality proceedings last December when the Commission's public meeting was abruptly... more
Warmer winter temperatures linked to increased crime  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Milder winter weather increased regional crime rates in the United States over the past several decades, according to new research that suggests crime is related to temperature's effect on daily activities. more
Warmer winter temperatures related to higher crime rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Milder winter weather increased regional crime rates in the United States over the past several decades, according to new research that suggests crime is related to temperature's effect on daily activities. more
Facebook failed to monitor partners' handling of user data - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The social network granted device makers special access to users' personal data but then failed to properly police their use. more
Why it's hard to tell where police are treating minorities unfairly  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Donald Trump has waved the words "stop and frisk" around like a banner call to cure violent crime in American cities. more
Violent crime rates rise in warmer winters  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As global temperatures climb, warmer winters in parts of the country may set the scene for higher rates of violent crimes such as assault and robbery, according to a new CIRES study. more
Fantastic Beasts 2 review: A lovable mess - CNET  CNET · 5 days
The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second instalment of JK Rowling's wizarding series, is packed with magical concepts only fans will comprehend. more
50 Countries Vow to Fight Cybercrime - US and Russia Don't  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies pledged Monday to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech. more
Facebook reportedly failed to monitor partners' handling of user data - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Social network granted device makers with special access to users' personal data but then failed to police their use, according to The New York... more
Northern California wildfire now deadliest in state history  CBC · 5 days
Experts in identifying human remains joined California police and firefighters on Monday in the grim task of sifting through the... more
Search for bodies underway as California wildfires continue to burn  CBC · 5 days
Experts in identifying human remains joined California police and firefighters on Monday in the grim task... more
Twitter, those ‘verified’ bitcoin-pushing pillocks are pissing everyone off  TechCrunch · 5 days
Elon Musk’s tweets piss me off for two reasons. When he’s not accusing actual heroes of sex crimes or trolling the federal government, it’s what comes after that drives me... more
Amazon reportedly ordered to hand over Echo recordings in N.H. murder trial - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Prosecutors believe an Amazon smart speaker may have captured evidence of a double murder, according to a local TV station. more
Amazon ordered to hand over Echo recordings in New Hampshire murder trial - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Prosecutors believe an Amazon Echo smart speaker may have captured evidence of a double murder. more
Amazon asked to share Echo data in US murder case  BBC · 6 days
A US judge asks Amazon to hand over audio recordings from an Echo device in a house where two women died. more
Watch Dubai Police fly crazy Star Wars-like hoverbike - Roadshow  CNET · 5 days
How well will it work? The internet's not convinced it's a winner. more
50 countries vow to fight cybercrime - US and Russia don't  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies are pledging to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech.... more
Post office mail preview gives fraudsters a boost - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The Informed Delivery program's apparent unintended consequence: crime. more
Hackers stole income, immigration and tax data in Healthcare.gov breach, government confirms  TechCrunch · 1 week
Hackers siphoned off thousands of Healthcare.gov applications by breaking into the accounts of brokers and agents tasked with helping customers sign up for healthcare... more
France grounds Ryanair plane to force subsidy repayment  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
French authorities said on Friday they seized a Ryanair plane, forcing 149 London-bound passengers off the aircraft, to get the Irish low-cost airline to repay illegal public aid, the latest in a... more
'Fantastic Beasts 2' takes Harry Potter fans back to Hogwarts - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Harry Potter fans were introduced to the wizarding world of America in 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Now it's back to... more
Crackdown is now free on the Xbox Store  Windows Central · 1 week
Grab it while you can. Crackdown is all about blowing up everything in your path. The first game is regarded as a cult classic and changed how destruction is viewed in the... more
Man sent letter bomb to Bitcoin firm 'over password reset'  BBC · 1 week
UK police believe the Swede sent the "potentially lethal" bomb after a password reset request was refused. more
These noise-canceling over-the-ear wireless headphones are a steal at $36 - CNET  CNET · 1 week
It's the return of the amazing Srhythm NC25, this time with an even lower price! Plus: two drone deals you CANNOT miss. more
Samsung has announced the Galaxy J4 Core, its second Android Go phone  THE VERGE · 1 week
Samsung has quietly unveiled its second Android Go phone, the Galaxy J4 Core, following up on the previously released Galaxy J2 Core from over... more
Crackdown is now free on Xbox Store  Windows Central · 1 week
Grab it while you can. Crackdown is all about blowing up everything in your path. The first game is regarded as a cult classic and changed how destruction is viewed in the gaming industry.... more
Crackdown goes free on Xbox Store  Windows Central · 1 week
Grab it while you can. Crackdown is all about blowing up everything in your path. The first game is regarded as a cult classic and changed how destruction is viewed in the gaming industry. Pacific City... more
Dubai police training on flying motorbikes  Sky News · 1 week
Police in Dubai have begun training on hoverbikes in the hope that they can help first responder units reach areas that would otherwise be difficult to reach. more
North Korea-linked hackers stole tens of millions from ATMs across the world  THE VERGE · 1 week
Hackers with links to the North Korean government used sophisticated trojan malware dubbed “Trojan.Fastcash” to steal tens of millions of dollars from ATMs across... more
So I sent my mom that newfangled Facebook Portal  TechCrunch · 1 week
“Who am I going to be worried about? Oh Facebook seeing? No, I’m not worried about Facebook seeing. They’re going to look at my great art collection and say they... more
Slavery is real and the West profits from it – Cambodia's construction boom highlights how  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Modern slavery is a prominent term of late. Thus far, efforts to deal with it have tended to... more
YouTube U-turn over Red Dead Redemption 2 suffragette clips  BBC · 1 week
The site says it made a mistake when it wiped videos of a women's vote campaigner being murdered. more
Sextortion scheme targets minors through popular online game Fortnite in Quebec  CBC · 1 week
Police in the Montreal-area are warning parents about online predators using the popular video... more
Three states vote in favor of marijuana  THE VERGE · 1 week
Three states voted in favor of marijuana legalization in yesterday’s midterm elections. Voters in Utah and Missouri approved the drug for medical... more
This star killed its companion and is now escaping the Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Our universe is capable of some truly frightening scenarios, and in this case we have an apparent tragedy: two stars, lifelong companions, decide to... more
China can apparently now identify citizens based on the way they walk  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
China is home to the world’s largest network of CCTV cameras — over 170 million — and its police have adopted Google Glass-like ‘smart specs’... more
Netflix to boost production of European series  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Netflix said Wednesday it will produce more series in Europe in languages other than English following the global success of Spanish crime caper "Money Heist" and German mystery "Dark". more
Google touts progress in fight against piracy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Google said Wednesday it is making strides in helping internet users legitimately get songs, films and apps while choking off revenue to websites with stolen digital content. more
Face the music: Explicit anti-piracy warnings are best deterrent  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
STOP! This is illegal. You may be monitored and fined. Did that get your attention? Good. Because according to a new study, this phrasing coupled with a graphic of a... more
RapidSOS, an emergency response data provider, raises $30M as it grows from 10K users to 250M  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Every day, there are around 650,000 emergency service callouts via 911 for medical, police and fire... more
Peers, student attitudes, and student deviance in Japan and the United States  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In American criminology, crime and other forms of deviance have often been attributed to individuals' definitions or internalized attitudes toward deviance. In previous studies,... more
Caterpillar, fungus in cahoots to threaten fruit, nut crops, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research reveals that Aspergillus flavus, a fungus that produces carcinogenic aflatoxins that can contaminate seeds and nuts, has a multilegged partner in crime: the navel... more
SF fines two landlords $2.25 million for illegal Airbnb rentals  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is laying down the law — literally. Today, Herrera’s office announced a $2.25 million settlement with two property owners in the city.... more
SF fines two landords $2.25 million for illegal Airbnb rentals  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrara is laying down the law — literally. Today, Herrara’s office announced a $2.25 million settlement with two property owners in the city.... more
Chrome will soon ad-block an entire website if it shows abusive ads  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
With Chrome 71, Google is stepping up its fight against the internet’s abusive ads problem by blocking every ad on a site that persistently... more
Caterpillar, fungus in cahoots to threaten fruit, nut crops, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research reveals that Aspergillus flavus, a fungus that produces carcinogenic aflatoxins that can contaminate seeds and nuts, has a multilegged partner in crime: the navel... more
Softbank chief stands by Saudi ties after Khashoggi murder  BBC · 2 weeks
The outcry over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi has put Softbank's ties with Riyadh under scrutiny. more
No Evidence Russian Engineer Stabbed Antarctica Colleague for Spoiling Book Endings  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
However, tension at the isolated research station did erupt in violence, landing one man in the hospital and the other in police custody. more
Violent crime raises blood pressure even among those living in safe areas  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A spike in Chicago crime was associated with a relative increase in blood pressure among people who lived in safe neighborhoods, according to preliminary... more
SoftBank to wait on Khashoggi murder investigation before deciding on second Vision Fund  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son says the company won’t walk away from its existing commitment with the Saudi Arabian royal family — the... more
Jolted is a deep dive into a school shooting that didn’t happen  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our column Pod Hunters, we cover what... more
Most kids hurt on giant UK inflatable slide are discharged  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
British police say seven of the eight children hurt when they fell from an inflatable slide at a funfair in southern England have been discharged from hospitals more
In a court filing, Edward Snowden says a report critical to an NSA lawsuit is authentic  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
An unexpected declaration by whistleblower Edward Snowden filed in court this week adds a new twist... more
Tesla subpoenaed in the SEC’s Model 3 investigation  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk disclosed in a regulatory filing Friday that the Securities and Exchange commission has subpoenaed... more
Blizzard’s stunning cinematics stole the show at BlizzCon 2018  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Blizzard’s beautiful cinematics have long caught people’s attention when they debut at BlizzCon, the publisher’s annual convention, and... more
Fraudsters 'cloning' taxman's number in arrest scam  Sky News · 2 weeks
Fraudsters are "cloning" phone numbers used by the taxman and calling people in a scheme to rip them off, police and fraud experts have warned. more
Private messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts were for sale  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The contents of hacked private messages from at least 81,000 Facebook accounts were being sold online... more
China state-owned company charged with stealing US tech trade secrets  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
A state-owned Chinese company was charged by the Justice Department on Thursday for stealing trade secrets... more
Chinese company charged with stealing trade secrets from US chipmaker - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The stolen trade secrets are worth billions, the Department of Justice said. more
McDonald's Monopoly—A statistician explains the real odds of winning  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In 2000, a fraud worth over $24 million was uncovered in the United States. Jerome Jacobson, who served 15 years in prison for his role in the deception, was at... more
Some law enforcement drones are dropping out of the sky  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority is cautioning police departments and other emergency services to suspend operations of a specific drone model after some of the devices lost power... more
10 scary podcasts to listen to in the dark  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
As podcasting has matured as a medium, it’s grown to cover almost every genre and style imaginable, from... more
Man arrested on suspicion of food tampering at Target store  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Authorities say a man has been arrested and accused of food tampering after he allegedly poured liquids into a freezer case at a Target store in Phoenix more
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John Oliver promoted Vote411 to get out the vote. Then scammers made a fake version - CNET
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The Fan Bingbing saga shows China’s willingness to control overly wealthy celebrities
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