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Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking
ABC NEWS Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade 2 hours
Thousands hit in OnePlus credit card hack
BBC About 40,000 customers of OnePlus could have had card details stolen in the attack by cyber-thieves 16 hours
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THE VERGE OnePlus has announced that up to 40,000 customers were affected... 17 hours
Catalan ex-president to risk arrest, travel to Denmark
ABC NEWS Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont is taking his campaign to recover his old job from Belgium to Denmark, in a bid to step up the pressure on Spanish authorities who have said... 18 hours
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TechCrunch  Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are likely to be breathing a... 19 hours
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Machine intelligence on the ISS
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Lancashire Police uses Amazon Alexa to deliver updates
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The Latest: Catalan president to travel to Denmark next week
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What to do if you lose your phone while traveling - CNET
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Parents accused of holding their 13 children captive to appear in court
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Researchers: Hacking campaign linked to Lebanese spy agency
ABC NEWS Researchers say a major hacking operation tied to Lebanon's main intelligence agency has been revealed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of stolen data exposed to the open internet 2 days
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3 charged with capital murder of Houston couple 'executed' in their gated community
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Mom accused of torturing kids seemed 'perplexed' when authorities showed up: Official
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Hate crime charges not ruled out in college student's slaying: Prosecutors
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THE VERGE Drunk droning is apparently a thing, and one that’s officially illegal in the state of New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie signed the bill into... 3 days
College quarterback found dead from apparent suicide: Police
ABC NEWS Tyler Hilinski, 21, had started in the Holiday Bowl last month. 3 days
What's next for 13 siblings allegedly starved, held captive in parents' home
ABC NEWS Two parents were arrested in the torture and child endangerment case in Calif. 3 days
The accuracy, fairness, and limits of predicting recidivism
Science Magazine Algorithms for predicting recidivism are commonly used to assess a criminal defendant’s likelihood of committing a crime. These predictions are used in pretrial, parole, and sentencing decisions. Proponents of these systems argue... 3 days
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THE VERGE Our most sophisticated crime-predicting algorithms may not be as good as we thought. A study published... 3 days
Court software may be no more accurate than web survey takers in predicting criminal risk
PHYS.ORG A widely-used computer software tool may be no more accurate or fair at predicting repeat criminal behavior than... 3 days
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9to5Mac Every day, Apple runs a shuttle service from San Francisco to Apple’s headquarters in... 3 days
The Weird Tale of a Larger-Than-Life Wolf That Outran the Law, Almost
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How weed dispensaries fight for higher awareness through tech - CNET
CNET Marijuana businesses need to find creative workarounds to get attention on Google or Facebook, since tech companies still treat them as illegal operations. 3 days
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serial swatter arrested charged with involuntary manslaughter Serial SWATter arrested, charged with involuntary manslaughter
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Android malware can steal WhatsApp messages
Sky News Security researchers have discovered powerful new malicious software which is capable of stealing WhatsApp messages from Android devices. 4 days
Glowing red lava causes more to flee from Philippine volcano
PHYS.ORG Glowing-red lava spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines' most active volcano on Tuesday in a stunning display of its fury that has sent more than... 4 days
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THE VERGE OnePlus is investigating reports of customers’ credit card details being stolen after they bought goods from... 4 days
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THE VERGE My initial reaction to the #MeToo movement, the social media continuation of the sexual... 4 days
France wants tougher rules on bitcoin to avoid criminal use
ABC NEWS France's finance minister says he wants new regulation targeted at bitcoin and other virtual currencies, to stop them from being used for tax evasion, financing terrorism and other... 5 days
Seized ivory probed for clues that could help save elephants
PHYS.ORG Scientists are using information gleaned from both illegal ivory art and elephant dung to provide clues that could help save the lives of pachyderms that are being slaughtered... 5 days
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CBC An Ontario man is accused of running a website infamous for owning and selling stolen identities, including usernames and passwords. 5 days
Hackers steal $400,000 of crypto-currency
BBC The group breached BlackWallet, a web-based wallet application that stores the Stellar Lumen currency. 5 days
rcmp link ontario man to website leakedsource com home of 3 billion hacked accounts RCMP link Ontario man to website LeakedSource.com, home of 3 billion hacked accounts
CBC An Ontario man is accused of running a website infamous... 5 days
France wants tougher rules on bitcoin to avoid criminal use
PHYS.ORG France's finance minister says he wants new regulation targeted at virtual currencies, to stop them from being used for tax evasion, financing terrorism and other crime. 5 days
How women in media won some pay equality in the 1970s, and why they're still fighting today
PHYS.ORG BBC China editor Carrie Gracie resigned her position last week in an open letter... 5 days
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THE VERGE In December, a dispute following an online wagered Call of Duty match resulted in the death... 7 days
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THE VERGE HBO has released the first teaser for its upcoming adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451,... 1 week
Uber used tool to shield data from police raids
Sky News Uber has admitted remotely locking equipment in foreign offices to protect information on its computers in the case of raids. 1 week
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Apple health data used in murder trial
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Secret crime code reveals Guardians of the Galaxy rap sheets - CNET
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Uber used tech tool to shield data from police outside US
ABC NEWS The ride-sharing company Uber confirms that it had technology to shield company data when law enforcement raided offices outside the U.S. 1 week
Uber has used tool to evade police during foreign raids
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THE VERGE The Associated Press reports that Ecuador has granted citizenship to Julian Assange. The Wikileaks founder has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012,... 1 week
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9to5Google Uber is reported to... 1 week
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THE VERGE Uber employees based in San Francisco... 1 week
uber had secret program called ripley that would nuke entire office s electronics to thwart police raids Uber had secret program called ‘Ripley’ that would nuke entire office’s electronics to thwart police raids
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Marijuana farms expose spotted owls to rat poison in Northwest California
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Retaliatory violence between police and citizens is primed by social media
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US man charged over 15-year spying campaign
BBC The attacked allegedly spied on users via webcams and stole personal data and login information. 1 week
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BBC Taiwanese police gave malware-inflected thumb drives as prizes at a cyber-security expo. 1 week
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CNET Defend yourself against "porch pirates" and other would-be package thieves. 1 week
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BBC Tests of a smart safe on display at CES suggest it is relatively easy to steal its contents. 1 week
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PHYS.ORG An overheated and smoking iPhone battery forced the evacuation of about 50 people from an Apple Store in Zurich on Tuesday and left an employee slightly injured, police said. 2 weeks
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PHYS.ORG VIDEO Crime, terrorism prevention, environmental monitoring, reusable electronics, medical diagnostics and food safety, are just a few of the far-reaching areas where a new chemical sensor could revolutionise progress. 2 weeks
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Burn, Baby, Burn: Australian Birds Steal Fire to Smoke Out Prey
LIVE SCIENCE They didn't start the fire — but they know how to use it. 2 weeks
A Nose for Loot? Dogs Training to Sniff Out Stolen Artifacts
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists are hoping the canines can use their noses to find smuggled antiquities and the associated tomb raiders. 2 weeks
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Windows Central Here are the steps to determine if your Windows 10 PC is still vulnerable to the Meltdown and Spectre exploits,... 2 weeks
India woman kills self 'over WhatsApp bullying'
BBC The Hindu woman had been bullied over her friendship with a Muslim man, Indian police say. 2 weeks
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BBC Prosecutors will look into claims of "planned obsolescence" in iPhones, which is illegal in France. 2 weeks
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PHYS.ORG Violence against women could become significantly less visible in police-recorded crime figures when a new counting method comes into effect, warn researchers at Lancaster University. 2 weeks
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Tobacco shops associated with crime in urban communities of color
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ABC NEWS After discovering Dee Dee Blanchard stabbed to death, authorities located Gypsy Blanchard at the home of her then-boyfriend Nick Godejohn. 2 weeks
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