Posts tagged crime
Britain Is Easy To Hack. Government Warns We're Losing The War On E-Crime

The UK is one of the world's top targets for e-crime, and more must be done to not lose the fight against online criminal activity, MPs have warned.  With our severe lack of security and defence in this area, The Home Affairs Select Committee have identified a ‘black hole’ where e-crime is committed without arrest.

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Murderer Uses 'Confession Bear' Meme To Admit Crime

A Reddit user uploaded an image on Quickmeme, saying “My sister had an abusive meth addict boyfriend/I killed him with his own drugs while he was unconscious and they ruled it as an overdose."  Of course, as it is the internet (especially Reddit), these things have to be taken with a pinch of salt; but as the story unfolds it would be fair to assume that somebody has committed a murder and confessed to it via a meme.

 

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Teens Drug Parents' Milkshakes To Dodge Internet Curfew

How far would you go to use the internet?  Two teenage girls in Rocklin, California have been arrested for spiking their parents' milkshakes with ground-up sleeping pills to get around a 10PM internet curfew.  While we're aware of the somewhat addictive traits of web usage, this is just insane.

 

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McDonald's Staff Assault Inventor Of AR Glasses

Canadian university professor and inventor of Eyetap, Steve Mann was assaulted this week at a McDonalds, whilst on holiday with his family in Paris, France. After purchasing their meals and sitting down by the window to watch the world go by three men came up to Mann and his family, assaulting the professor and throwing them out onto the street.

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The Crime-Predicting Software Effective In Reducing LA Crime

Though it’s not yet quite up to snuff in predicting how actual crimes will take place and who will commit said act à la Minority Report (there’s that reference again), the Los Angeles Police Department has announced its high-tech algorithms used to predict and prevent future crimes has already had a significant impact in reducing certain criminal activity in areas covered by the prophetic computer system.

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IP crimes=child labour and murder. McGruff the Crime Dog said so

The Department of Justice and McGruff the Crime Dog have released their latest media campaign yesterday, targeting the wide world of piracy.

The campaign ties the aforementioned piracy and counterfeiting to to rather unwanted outcomes such as drug trafficking, gang violence, child labour, and the usual suspects of the industry.

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Infographic of the day: The Dark side of Halloween
So we've helped you out with your costume, showed you the scariest thing you could watch on the internet, and found the perfect horror film festival for Halloween; but through the 99.9% of the festivities that are clean and fun, there's been a side to the night embellished in crime and paranoia.  It seems a strange thing to make an infographic about; but here's our pick of the day, courtesy of Halloween Express.  Let's hope everyone has a safe Halloween.
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