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Looks Like Huawei Might Be Screwed This Time [Update: Huawei Responded]

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it was unsealing a superseding indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei, charging the company and several of its affiliates under a law traditionally used to take down sprawling criminal syndicates that operated under multiple layers of secrecy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, China, Espionage, Department Of Justice, Sanctions, Huawei, Racketeering, Trade War, Corporate Espionage, US China Trade War, Trade Theft


Looks Like Huawei Might Be Screwed This Time

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it was unsealing a superseding indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei, charging the company and several of its affiliates under a law traditionally used to take down sprawling criminal syndicates that operated under multiple layers of secrecy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, China, Espionage, Department Of Justice, Sanctions, Huawei, Racketeering, Trade War, Corporate Espionage, US China Trade War, Trade Theft


Police Use Family-Tracking App on Son's Phone to Show His Dad Was Near Huge Blaze at Ex-Employer

Authorities linked a man to a factory arson that destroyed “well over a million” dollars in property last month by convincing his son to give them access to an app that would allow them to view the suspect’s movements, Forbes reported.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Police, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Location, Forbes, Life360, Family Tracker


Elizabeth Holmes Gets Theranos Conspiracy Charges Thrown Out, Not Off the Hook Yet

A judge in the sprawling case against Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and former company president Ramesh Sunny Balwani has thrown out some of the charges after her defense team argued prosecutors’ case was too broad and too vague, SFGate reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Startups, Science, Technology, Crime, Medicine, Fraud, Scams, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Blood Tests, Ramesh Sunny Balwani


Lawyers for Elizabeth Holmes Try to Have Theranos Case Thrown Out, Saying Indictment Too Diluted

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the disastrously failed blood testing/scam startup Theranos, is trying to have charges against her and former company president Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani thrown out on the grounds they’re “too vague” and leave prosecutors too much room to cherry pick evidence, Bloomberg reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Crime, Medicine, Bloomberg, Fraud, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Ramesh, Blood Tests, Balwani, Ramesh Sunny Balwani


NYPD to Launch a Totally Reliable iOS App to Log Police Activity That Will Definitely Work as Intended

The New York Police Department is replacing the memo books used by over 30,000 officers to track everything from patrol assignments and 911 calls to arrest records with an iOS app, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Apps, Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Police, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, New York Times, Nypd, New York Police Department


Alleged CIA Leaker Joshua Schulte Was Made Scapegoat for Being 'a Pain in the Ass,' Defense Argues

Defense lawyers for former CIA software engineer Joshua Adam Schulte say that the CIA and federal prosecutors don’t actually know for certain who was behind a 2017 leak of cyber espionage documents, let alone whether it was their client, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Instead, they said he really pissed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Nsa, Cybersecurity, Spying, Courts, Espionage, Cia, Wikileaks, Central Intelligence Agency, Wall Street Journal, Joshua Adam Schulte, Joshua Schulte, Vault 17


MIT Report Finds That Jeffrey Epstein Donated $850,000 to MIT Media Lab, Professor Seth Lloyd

Disgraced financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein donated $850,000 to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, per a university investigation that has found ex-MIT Media Lab director Joichi Ito and mechanical engineering professor Seth Lloyd solicited the contributions.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Mit, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, MIT Media Lab, Jeffrey Epstein, Seth Lloyd, Joichi Ito


OK, Who Tried to Infest This Pennsylvania Walmart With Bed Bugs?

Police in Washington Township, Pennsylvania near Erie are searching for whoever left pill bottles containing live bed bugs at a local Walmart, the New York Times reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Walmart, New York Times, Bedbugs, Bed Bugs, Insects, Erie, Pest Control, Pennsylvania Walmart With Bed Bugs, Washington Township Pennsylvania


Victims Win Nearly $13 Million in Lawsuit Against GirlsDoPorn

Twenty-two women have won $12.75 million in a years-long lawsuit alleging a predatory scheme by GirlsDoPorn, a site that hosts purportedly one-time pornographic videos featuring “amateur” college-age women and teen girls. The women provided evidence that the company lured them into shoots under false pretenses,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Porn, GirlsDoPorn, Michael J Pratt


Mom Who Injected Feces Into Cancer-Stricken Son’s IV Gets 7 Years in Prison

An Indiana woman who poisoned her 15-year-old son with his own feces while he was on chemotherapy in 2016 is now set to spend more than a half-decade behind bars.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Cancer, Indiana, Poisoning, Poop


Look Upon and Fear the Man Who Attempted to Blackmail Apple for $100,000 in iTunes Gift Cards

A 22-year-old boss backed by a gangster cabal of “internet buddies” has been thwarted and convicted in their attempt to blackmail Apple, the UK’s National Crime Agency reports. In 2017, London-based Kerem Albayrak made Apple an offer they couldn’t refuse: deliver $100,000 in iTunes gift cards or $75,000 in…Read more...
Tags: Apple, UK, Science, London, Crime, Cybercrime, National Crime Agency, Kerem Albayrak


Ransomware Goons Had a Great 2019, With At Least 948 Reported Attacks

Ransomware operators are closing out a year of extorting local governments, hospitals, and schools across the country with a bang, with at least four more U.S. cities falling victim to sophisticated scams this month alone and a recent report tallying the total number of incidents at nearly a thousand.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Crime, Government, Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Tech Policy


SEC, DOJ Bust Alleged Insider Trading Scheme by IT Admin That Made Over $7 Million

Any protected computer system is only as safe as whoever’s in charge of it, so hopefully that person doesn’t go rogue. Here’s a clear example: The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged an IT admin at Santa Clara-based Palo Alto Networks (PANW) and four others with an insider trading plot that reaped “over $7…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Finance, Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, SEC, Santa Clara, Securities And Exchange Commission, Palo Alto Networks PANW


Cyberthief Allegedly Used Ill-Gotten Gains to Buy Royalty Rights to Rap Songs

An alleged SIM-swapping scammer is accused of using his spoils to purchase cars, expensive jewelry and diamonds, and the royalty rights for rap music.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Fraud, Sim Swapping, Get Hyphy


Animal Abuse Including 'Crushing' and 'Burning' Is Now a Federal Felony

Heinous and intentional acts of violence against animals are now a federal crime under a new bill that was signed into law this week.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Law, Animals, Animal Rights, Animal Abuse


Indiana Supreme Court Sure Looks Skeptical That Taking a Police GPS Tracker Off Your Car Is Theft

The Indiana Supreme Court seemed dubious that a suspected Warrick County drug dealer who removed a hidden police tracker from his car should really be charged with theft, Ars Technica reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Police, Ars Technica, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, Courts, Gps, Civil Liberties, Gps Tracking, Indiana Supreme Court, Warrick County


Suspect on ATV Leads Philly Police on Winding Chase After Double Shooting

A man riding an ATV and suspected by authorities of involvement in a fatal shooting led police on a chase through the streets of Philadelphia on Tuesday night, NBC Philadelphia reported.
Tags: Science, Crime, News, Police, Law Enforcement, Philadelphia, ATV, NBC Philadelphia, Car chase, Atv Chase, ATV Leads Philly Police


Maybe Don't Sell Human Fetuses, Even Super Old Ones

A Colorado woman is facing smuggling charges after allegedly attempting to sell and ship human fetal remains in violation of federal law. According to court records, she conducted much of her business over Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Colorado, Oddities, Facebook Read, Human Remains, Oh God Why


Maybe Don't Sell Human Fetuses on Facebook, Even Super Old Ones

A Colorado woman is facing smuggling charges after allegedly attempting to sell and ship human fetal remains in violation of federal law. According to court records, she conducted much of her business over Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Crime, Colorado, Oddities, Facebook Read, Human Remains, Oh God Why


Lyft Passenger Caught on Video Assaulting Driver Inside Moving Vehicle

Rideshare drivers don’t have it easy, but few have had to put up with the nightmare scenario Eduardo Madiedo experienced recently in Queens, New York. Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, New York, Science, Crime, Queens, Assault, Rideshare, Crimes, Queens New York Read, Eduardo Madiedo


Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Fake iPhones in Scheme That Cost Apple Nearly $900,000

A Chinese national and former engineering student in Oregon pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods in a scheme that defrauded Apple out of roughly 1,500 iPhones.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, Crime, Oregon, Fakes


Report: Accused Somali War Criminal Living in the U.S. Drove for Uber and Lyft

Former Somali military commander and accused war criminal Yusuf Abdi Ali has been facing a over allegations of “gross human rights abuses” in the separatist region of Somaliland in the 1970s and 1980s, during the reign of U.S.-backed dictator Siad Barre. He was also a driver for Uber and Lyft…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Crime, War Crimes, Courts, Somalia, Ridesharing, Checkr, Background Checks, Somaliland, Siad Barre, Yusuf Abdi Ali, U S Drove for Uber


Report: Accused Somali War Criminal Living in the US Drove for Uber and Lyft

Former Somali military commander and accused war criminal Yusuf Abdi Ali has been facing a over allegations of “gross human rights abuses” in the separatist region of Somaliland in the 1970s and 1980s, during the reign of U.S.-backed dictator Siad Barre. He was also a driver for Uber and Lyft…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Crime, War Crimes, Courts, Somalia, Ridesharing, Checkr, Background Checks, Somaliland, Siad Barre, Yusuf Abdi Ali, US Drove for Uber


Amazon Says 'Extensive' Fraud Allowed Cybercriminals to Siphon Cash From Seller Accounts

UK legal documents obtained by Bloomberg show that e-commerce titan Amazon fell prey to “extensive” fraud that allowed cybercriminals to obtain access to around 100 seller accounts and transfer cash into their bank accounts, with the company confirming to the news agency that it had completed an investigation into…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Science, Technology, Crime, Bloomberg, Cybersecurity, Fraud, Cybercrime, Hacking, Courts, Hackers, Phishing, Amazon Marketplace, Amazon Says Extensive Fraud


Reports: Police Bust Deep Dot Web, Saying It Made Millions Off Referral Links to Dark Web Markets

The FBI working in conjunction with authorities in multiple nations has arrested several individuals in connection with their involvement in Deep Dot Web, a website that allegedly profiteered by taking commissions on referral links to dark web markets, TechCrunch reported on Tuesday. It has also seized domains…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Affiliate Marketing, Cybersecurity, Fbi, Law Enforcement, Bitcoin, Dark Web, Doj, Cryptocurrency, Deep Dot Web, Deepdotweb


Apple, Google Remove Three Dating Apps FTC Said Could Expose Minors to Sexual Predators

The Federal Trade Commission on Monday said that Apple and Google had removed three dating apps from their respective app stores after—yikes—the agency found they allowed children under the age of 13 to sign up, collected data on them in likely violation of federal law, and could allow sexual predators to contact…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Apps, Science, Technology, Crime, Law Enforcement, Play Store, Dating Apps, App Store, Sexual Predators, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc


Chicago Police Bust Alleged Car2Go Theft Ring, With Up to 100 Vehicles Believed Stolen

Thieves have stolen an astonishing number of Car2Go vehicles in the city of Chicago, Motherboard reported on Wednesday, with up to 100 cars reported missing. According to , the Chicago Police Department said in a statement that 16 people have been detained for questioning.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Crime, Cybersecurity, Law Enforcement, Chicago, Rentals, Ridesharing, Chicago Police Department, Car Rentals, Car2go


Report: Jeff Bezos Is Meeting With Prosecutors Over Allegations Saudis Hacked His Nudes

CNN reports that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is “scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in New York as soon as this week” regarding allegations that the National Enquirer tabloid and its parent company, American Media Inc., engaged in extortion and blackmail with a stolen nude and other sexts from an adulterous…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Science, Technology, Crime, Saudi Arabia, Cnn, Law Enforcement, Hacking, Hackers, Espionage, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, American Media Inc, D D D D Double Complexifier


DOJ Charges UK Firm With Conspiracy, Fraud Over Opioid Withdrawal Drug Suboxone Film

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday indicted British firm Indivior Plc, the manufacturer of the opioid craving and withdrawal drug Suboxone Film, with misleading doctors and government health programs into thinking the drug was safer and less addictive than it really is, Bloomberg reported. According to the U.S. Justice…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Crime, Medicine, Drugs, Bloomberg, Courts, Pharmaceuticals, Department Of Justice, Doj, U S Justice, Indivior PLC, Indivior, Opioids, Opioid Crisis



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