Category Archives: Crime

81-year Old Woman Jailed Without Bond for Feeding Backyard Animals

00 Neighbors say Mary Musselman has been feeding backyard animals as long as they can remember. “She fed the squirrels, the birds, strays and that was in the community. She’s just always been that kind of soul,” says neighbor Patty Palmer. That is, until Wednesday, when the 81-year retired physical education teacher was hauled to… Read More »

GMO labeling to be outlawed?

00 The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is scheming to criminalize state-by-state GMO labeling laws in a deviously evil effort to keep consumers ignorant of what they’re eating. Remember, the GMA is the same organization that got caught running an illegal money laundering scheme in Washington state, secretly funneling money from big food manufacturers into a… Read More »

China Tests First Stealth Combat Drone

00 The test flight of the “Sharp Sword” unmanned aircraft is another step in China’s years-long military build-up, with its defence spending now the second highest in the world and growing by double-digit percentages each year. It comes weeks after Tokyo said a drone had flown near East China Sea islands claimed by both it… Read More »

Trending: Batman bin Suparman jailed in Singapore

00 A man with the eye-catching name Batman bin Suparman has been jailed on theft and drugs charges. Well before this case, his double-barrelled superhero name had given him something of cult following on social media. The jokes on social media are aplenty following the news that a 23-year-old man, Batman bin Suparman, has been… Read More »

NYC psychic on trial on charges of conning clients

00 When a heartbroken ballroom-dancing instructor who had just lost a job and a lonely Singaporean businesswoman with an unrequited workplace crush wandered into a fortune-teller’s shop, the soothsayer foresaw lucrative opportunities – for herself, prosecutors said. Conjuring past lives, divining “negative energy” and promising to banish problems through techniques such as stuffing thousands of… Read More »

Vodafone Germany hack hits two million customers

00 Personal details of more than two million customers of Vodafone Germany have been stolen by a hacker.Vodafone said the attacker got access to customer names, addresses, bank account numbers and birth dates. The trove of information was stolen from a database sitting on the company’s internal network. The operator said customers had been told… Read More »

107-year-old man shot and killed by Arkansas police

00 An elderly Arkansas man allegedly shot at a SWAT team responding to a call about a disturbance, and was killed in the confrontation. TODAY’s Thomas Roberts reports. A 107-year-old Arkansas man was shot and killed by SWAT officers after allegedly provoking a shootout on Saturday night, according to police. The Pine Bluff Police Department… Read More »

“Stop and frisk” police tactic violated constitutional rights, federal judge says

00 New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg blasts the judge’s ruling on the NYPD’s “stop and frisk” tactic, saying “the judge clearly telegraphed her intentions” before the start of the trial.The New York Police Department’s “stop and frisk” tactic, under which millions of mostly black and Hispanic people have been questioned by police over the… Read More »

SIM card flaw said to allow hijacking of millions of phones

00 A vulnerability on SIM cards used in some mobile phones could allow malware infection and surveillance, a security researcher warns. Karsten Nohl, founder of Security Research Labs in Berlin, told The New York Times that he has identified a flaw in SIM encryption technology that could allow an attacker to obtain a SIM card’s… Read More »

Bank To Spy On Customers Via Cellphone Location Tracking

00 It’s not just governments that are using cellphone location data to spy on citizens — banks are now getting in on the act too — with Barclays announcing changes to its customer agreement that will open the door to individuals being tracked in the name of preventing fraud. Barclays’ new customer agreement terms (PDF)… Read More »

How to Lock Down Facebook Privacy

00 Facebook privacy settings are complex and, to make things more difficult, they change on a regular basis. We explored how to lock down your Facebook account’s privacy settings, for both your public profile and under the hood. Follow this simple step-by-step process to make sure you’re not sharing anything outside your comfort zone. Taking… Read More »

Woman Arrested For Kissing Cop On The Nose

00 When 62-year-old Peggy Hill reportedly laid a wet one on a police officer, she basically kissed her freedom goodbye. The Florida woman was arrested for allegedly kissing a cop on the nose Saturday evening and jailed on charges of felony battery of a law enforcement officer. Authorities were responding to a report of an… Read More »

iPhones on AT&T get government “Carrier Settings” update.

00   Modern smartphones have the ability to display emergency alerts pushed out by government agencies. These include notifications about dangerous weather, unsafe situations or Amber Alerts for missing children and seniors. Carriers must enable the features on specific phones and until today, iPhone users on AT&T were not invited to the party. Now, AT&T… Read More »

Stolen Newborn Sold on Facebook

00 A man in India sold his grandchild on Facebook for 70,000 rupees (US$1,278). After his daughter Noor gave birth to his grandson, Feroze Khan, with the help of some hospital staff, he took the baby and was able to give him to his buyer, Amir Kumar. After seeing pictures of Feroze’s grandson via Facebook,… Read More »

Nutella Heist: 5.5 Tonnes Of Spread Stolen

00 Thieves in Germany have stolen 5.5 tonnes of Nutella, the chocolate-hazelnut spread. They stole the jars from a parked trailer in the central German town of Bad Hersfeld. The haul of Nutella, which is manufactured by the Italian company Ferrero, is worth around 16,000 euros (£13,600). Nutella 5.5 tonnes of Nutella is worth £13,600… Read More »

Massive cyberattack hits Internet users

00 Internet users around the globe are facing slowed-down service, thanks to what’s being called the biggest cyberattack in history. The prolonged denial-of-service assault is targeting The Spamhaus Project, a European spam-fighting group that has gone after CyberBunker, a data-storage company that offers to host any content “except child porn and anything related to terrorism.”… Read More »