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Leaked Data Reportedly Shows Cops Donated to Kyle Rittenhouse's Legal Defense Fund

A new investigation from The Guardian shows police and other public officials have been financially contributing to the legal defense of Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old “Kenosha shooter” and rightwing icon currently on trial for killing the deaths of two people.Read more...
Tags: Rittenhouse, Kyle Rittenhouse, Black Lives Matter, Kenosha Unrest Shooting, United States, Draftrusten Sheskey, Jacob Blake, Shooting Of Jacob Blake, Wisconsin, Gizmodo, Law Crime, American Society, Rusten Sheskey, Kenosha Wisconsin, Ar 15, Kenosha Unrest


A Tesla Helped Police Track Down a Hate Crime Suspect Accused of Burning Down a Black Church

In the category of news that is both good but also unsettling: Authorities say a Tesla’s security system recently helped them catch the culprit behind a string of hate crimes.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Cars, Articles, Tesla, Law Enforcement, National Security, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Ring, Martin Luther, Jr, Black Church, NS, Sports Sedans, Crime Prevention


Employee Indicted for Hacking Kansas Water Utility and Trying to Shut Down Key Systems

A federal grand jury is indicting a 22-year-old guy over accusations that he tampered with a public water system. Dude allegedly hacked into a computer system that controls a rural water utility in Ellsworth County, Kansas, then messing with the virtual processes that affect procedures for cleaning and disinfecting…Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Malware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Cyberwarfare, Data Security, Computer Security, Solarwinds, Drinking Water, Computer Network Security, Water Supply And Sanitation In The United States, Law Crime, Ellsworth County Kansas, Wyatt Travnichek, Lance Ehrig


Matt Gaetz Reportedly Fought a Revenge Porn Law to Protect His Stash

An update on the metastasizing horrors from the ongoing saga of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican reportedly under investigation for sex trafficking: It’s not looking great. Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Articles, Pornography, Revenge Porn, Tucker Carlson, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Human Sexuality, Florida Republicans, Joel Greenberg, Right Wing Populism In The United States, Law Crime, Sexual Ethics, Tom Goodson, Sex And The Law


Supreme Courts Sides With Google in Historic API Copyright Fight Against Oracle

The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with Google over Oracle in one of the highest-profile copyright disputes to ever hit Silicon Valley. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Technology, Computing, Java, Api, Transformation, Programming Languages, Fair Use, Donald Trump, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Oracle Corporation, U S Supreme Court, Stephen Breyer


Supreme Court Sides With Google in Historic API Copyright Fight Against Oracle

The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with Google over Oracle in one of the highest-profile copyright disputes to ever hit Silicon Valley. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Technology, Supreme Court, Computing, Java, Api, Transformation, Programming Languages, Fair Use, Donald Trump, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Oracle Corporation, U S Supreme Court


Uber Ordered to Pay $1.1 Million After Drivers Discriminated Against Blind Passenger

Uber was ordered to pay more than $1.1 million on Thursday as part of an brought on by a passenger with vision loss saying that she—and her guide dog—were repeatedly denied rides by drivers working for the ride-hailing giant. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Articles, Protests, Transport, Gizmodo, The Ride, Grab, Law Crime, Legality Of Ridesharing Companies By Jurisdiction, Uberisation, Lisa Irving, Ridesharing Companies, Rudolph Gerber


ICE Is Reportedly Using OnStar Location Data to Track Suspects

Police in the U.S., including officials with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE), have been accessing vehicle location data provided by car parts manufacturers, a new report from Forbes reveals. Documents reviewed by the news outlet show police using this data to track suspects involved in criminal…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Gm, Wireless, Gizmodo, Science and Technology, Forbes, Onstar, Geotab, Telematics, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, Spireon, Telecommunications Engineering, Technology Internet, Law Crime, Vehicle Telematics


Joel Greenberg, the Tax Collector Tied to US Rep Matt Gaetz, Allegedly Once Blew $90k in Taxpayer Money On a Crypto Mining Rig

The sex trafficking scandal surrounding Florida U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz is getting gnarlier by the day, both because of the circus sideshow of supporting characters it brings with it and the good questions it raises about why we, as a country, insist on electing people to our federal government who seem like…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Sex Trafficking, US, Articles, Sex Crimes, Human Trafficking, Violence Against Women, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Florida Republicans, Joel Greenberg, Right Wing Populism In The United States, Law Crime, Government Blockchain Systems Llc, Violence Against Men


Joel Greenberg, the Tax Collector Tied to US Rep Matt Gaetz, Once Blew $90k in Taxpayer Money On a Crypto Mining Rig

The sex trafficking scandal surrounding Florida U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz is getting gnarlier by the day, both because of the circus sideshow of supporting characters it brings with it and the good questions it raises about why we, as a country, insist on electing people to our federal government who seem like…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Sex Trafficking, US, Articles, Sex Crimes, Human Trafficking, Violence Against Women, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Florida Republicans, Joel Greenberg, Right Wing Populism In The United States, Law Crime, Government Blockchain Systems Llc, Violence Against Men


How to Get In On the Lawsuit Against Apple's Terrible MacBook Keyboards

A California judge has certified a class-action lawsuit against Apple for the damage-prone butterfly keyboard design included in MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models manufactured between 2015 and 2019. The case alleges Apple knowingly sold the fragile keyboards despite numerous complaints and repair requests…Read more...
Tags: Apple, California, Macintosh, Computers, Macbook, Computing, Lifehacks, Touch ID, Apple Inc, Magsafe, Lawsuit Against Apple, Apple Keyboard, MacBook MacBook Air, Butterfly Keyboard, Technology Internet, Law Crime


Utah Passes Porn Filter Bill That's Not-Quite-Fully-Fleshed-Out

Utah governor Spencer Cox has signed the infamous porn filter bill. If enacted, smartphones and tablets purchased in Utah will automatically block a potentially sweeping range of content based on fluctuating value judgments. There’s plenty of time, for now, in the sense that it’s the legislative equivalent of an…Read more...
Tags: Utah, Science, United States, Social Issues, Pornography, American Civil Liberties Union, Spencer Cox, Todd Weiler, Cherie DeVille, Jason Groth, Regions Of The United States, Content Control Software, Law Crime, Jacob Anderegg, Censorship In The United States


Sidney Powell Wants Dominion Suit Tossed on the Grounds That What She Was Saying Was Too Stupid to be Believable

After working for months to advance the baseless conspiracy theory that the voting machine manufacturer Dominion had worked with Venezuela to rig the 2020 presidential election against Donald Trump, former campaign lawyer Sidney Powell is requesting that the election software company drop its defamation lawsuit…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Articles, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trumpism, Sidney Powell, Hugo, Dominion, QAnon, Dominion Voting Systems, Internet Manipulation And Propaganda, Conspiracy Theories In The United States, Law Crime, United States Presidential Election


U.S. Indicts 21-Year-Old Accused of Leaking Stolen Data of Disney, Nintendo, and More

Federal prosecutors in Western Washington secured a grand jury indictment on Thursday against a Swiss national accused by the U.S. of hacking dozens of companies and government agencies.Read more...
Tags: Motorola, Science, Microsoft, Disney, Intel, Edward Snowden, Nintendo, Toyota, Amd, Cyberwarfare, Data Security, Computer Security, Pepsi, Western Washington, GE Appliances, Tillmann


Teen Who Hacked Twitter to Within an Inch of its Life Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

Graham Ivan Clark — the teenager who masterminded a sprawling Twitter attack last summer that involved hacking the accounts of dozens of high profile users to promote a bitcoin scam — plead guilty in a Florida court on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Cryptography, Software, Kanye West, Bitcoin, Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, Cryptocurrencies, Michael Bloomberg, Dorsey, Digital Currencies


Indicted CEO of Encrypted Phone Firm Says Drug Charges Are Attack on the 'Right to Privacy'

Sky Global CEO Jean-Francois Eap, who the Department of Justice indicted last week for his alleged role in providing encryption tech to international drug cartels, has shot back that the government is targeting him to destroy the “fundamental right to privacy.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Malware, Encryption, Cryptography, Data Protection, Department Of Justice, Cyberwarfare, Data Security, Computer Security, Internet Privacy, Computer Network Security, Vincent Ramos, Law Crime, Jean Francois Eap, Thomas Herdman


The NFT Art Heists May Have Begun

Nifty Gateway—an NFT marketplace that was bought out by the Winklevoss twins back in 2019—announced on Monday morning some of its users were swept up in a small-scale hack that saw their accounts and credit cards compromised. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Software, Computing, Hacker, Credit Card, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, NFT, Winklevoss, Payment Systems, Cross Platform Software, Law Crime, Michael Miraflor


This Mom Allegedly Created Deepfakes to Bully Her Daughter's Rivals Off the Cheerleading Squad

Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman anonymously sent her daughter’s cheerleading coaches deepfake photos and videos of rival teammates naked, drinking, or smoking to get them kicked off the squad, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. She also reportedly sent this manipulated content to the teammates themselves and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Pennsylvania, Human Behavior, Cheerleading, Deep Learning, Special Effects, Identity Theft, Philadelphia Inquirer, Computer Graphics, Deepfake, QAnon, Law Crime, Artificial Intelligence Applications, George Ratel, Raffaela Spone


John McAfee Charged With Exactly What You Thought He Would Be Charged With

John McAfee, founder of the giant antivirus and cybersecurity firm that bears his name, has been indicted in federal court in Manhattan for charges related to securities fraud and money laundering, the Department of Justice announced Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Articles, Manhattan, Watson, Department Of Justice, International Relations, Cryptocurrency, John Mcafee, Money Laundering, Securities Fraud, McAfee, Financial Regulation, William F Sweeney Jr, Pump And Dump, Audrey Strauss


LiquidVPN Faces Lawsuit for Allegedly Promoting Pirating Content

Virtual private networks can be great for folks wary of how their data is tracked online, but what happens when a VPN provider directly markets itself to those who would use that promise of anonymity to break the law? Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Download, Pirate Bay, The Pirate Bay, Copyright Infringement, Computing, Vpn, File Sharing, Bittorrent, Killer, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Popcorn Time, Organized Crime, Internet Censorship, Intellectual Property Law


TikTok to Pay $92 Million Settlement in Nationwide Class-Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Privacy Violations

TikTok has agreed to fork over $92 million to settle a class-action complaint regarding alleged privacy violations, including claims that the app and its predecessor, Musical.ly, collected personal data without users’ consent for tracking and ad targeting purposes. Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Identity Management, Articles, Software, Gizmodo, Terms Of Service, John Lee, Internet Privacy, Privacy Law, Video Software, Bytedance, Musically, Tiktok, US TikTok, Application Software


Software 'Bug' Keeps Arizona Prisoners Behind Bars Past Release Dates [Updated]

An Arizona law aimed at helping people with drug convictions earn early release from prison is reportedly being ignored in some cases due to flaws in state’s inmate management software, a Phoenix-area public radio station reported Monday, citing multiple government sources.Read more...
Tags: Science, Arizona, Phoenix, Department of Corrections, Punishments, Penology, Law Crime, Private Prisons In The United States, Acis, Law Enforcement By Country, 3d Graphics Software


Software 'Bug' Keeps Arizona Prisoners Behind Bars Past Release Dates

An Arizona law helping people with drug possession convictions earn early release from prison is being effectively ignored in many cases due to flaws in state’s inmate management software, according to a Phoenix-area public radio station citing multiple government sources.Read more...
Tags: Science, Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona Department of Corrections, KJZZ, Law Crime, Acis, Maricopa County Community College District


Uber Drivers Entitled to Paid Vacation and Minimum Wage According to UK Supreme Court

Uber drivers in the UK should be classified as workers and entitled to both paid vacation time and the minimum wage, according to a ruling Friday by Britain’s Supreme Court. But Uber’s London office is already disputing the scope and relevance of the ruling for its British drivers, insisting that its own rules have…Read more...
Tags: Uber, UK, Science, London, Labor, Britain, Law Crime, Location Based Software, Legality Of Ridesharing Companies By Jurisdiction, Uber Bv V Aslam, Minimum Wage According to UK Supreme Court, Supreme Court But Uber


City of LA Sues Firearms Company That Allegedly Shipped Untraceable Gun Kits Everywhere

The city of Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit in California state court against Polymer80, a company it says has flooded the country with untraceable firearms by shipping customers all the components necessary to build a gun in minutes.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Weapons, Firearms, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, Military Technology, Firearms License, 3D Printed Firearms, Ghost Gun, War Conflict, Law Crime, Homemade Firearm, Firearm Laws, Overview Of Gun Laws By Nation, LA Sues Firearms Company


U.S. Charges North Korean Hackers in Connection with Theft of Over $1 Billion in Crypto, Cash

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged three members of “Lazarus,” a DPKR-sponsored hacker cell that, since its inception, has reportedly stolen over a billion dollars—much of which was in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and attained through various cyber campaigns. The DOJ has called the group “a criminal…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Cybercrime, Bitcoin, Security Breaches, Computing, Doj, Cyberattacks, Computer Security, U S Department of Justice, Sony Pictures Hack, Cryptocurrency Exchange, Security Hacker, Law Crime, Wannacry Ransomware Attack


U.S. Charges Members of North Korean Hacker Group of Allegedly Stealing Over $1 Billion in Bitcoin

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged three members of “Lazarus,” a DPKR-sponsored hacker cell that, since its inception, has reportedly stolen over a billion dollars in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies through various cyber campaigns. The DOJ has called the group “a criminal syndicate with a flag” for its role…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Bitcoin, Security Breaches, Computing, Doj, Cryptocurrency, Cyberattacks, Computer Security, U S Department of Justice, Sony Pictures Hack, Law Crime, Wannacry Ransomware Attack


The Most Common Jury Duty Myths, Debunked

When it comes to jury duty, people typically fall into two categories: those who want to avoid it at all costs, and those who can’t wait for the day they receive their summons in the mail. Either way, some of what you know about jury duty is probably wrong. Whether you’re trying to get out of your civic duty or…Read more...
Tags: Government, Articles, Local Government, Lifehacks, Caregiver, Criminal Procedure, Juries, Human Activities, Law Crime, Legal Procedure, Juries In England And Wales


Apparently Some Car Dealers Think It's OK To Detain Customers Against Their Will

You would think that by 2021 car dealers would have wised up and fixed the broken mess that is car shopping. Many stores have adapted, but some are still relying on classic “stealership” tricks. One of the most egregious is preventing someone from leaving the showroom. Read more...
Tags: Science, Whitney, Dealer, Car Dealership, Law Crime, I Almost Got Away With It, The Dealership, Car Dealerships In The United States


Judge Rules Trump's Chicago Hotel Is Putting Fish in Danger

Donald Trump is a real jack of all noxious trades. It turns out that as he was rolling back environmental policies and overseeing an endless stream of noxious climate misinformation as president, one of our dear former leader’s hotels has also been ignoring clean water protections. A multi-faceted pollution king!Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Brands, Chicago, Donald Trump, The Trump Organization, Trump International Hotel and Tower, Hospitality Industry, Economy Of The United States, Hospitality Recreation, Law Crime