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Articles tagged with: criminal

Judge Rules Facebook Trolling = Identity Theft

A boy by the name of Rolando received an unsolicited text message with a victim’s e-mail password. He used the password to gain access to the victim’s Facebook account and then began trolling, or in other words, he started posted sexually inappropriate messages from the victim’s account.

Trolling is a form of online bullying, and it varies greatly amongst trolls. Some are malicious with the intent of putting tremendous psychological stress upon others while other trolls mainly do it for the kicks at little expense to others well being.

MORIS iPhone App Uses Facial Recognition To Catch Suspects

The next time you think about doing something you should be doing, keep in mind that cops now have an app that integrates facial recognition technology while pulling up a person’s criminal record, all with the tap of a button.

The accessory is currently exclusively available for the iPhone and simply requires a photo of the persons phase or iris for identification purposes. Obviously, this app would only be helpful to catch criminals dumb enough not to wear a mask (but you’d be surprised of how many of those, there are).

Chinese Boy Sells Kidney To Buy iPad, Now Faces Regret

A 17 year old Chinese boy had decided to sell his kidney for 20,000 Chinese Yuan (about $3,000 USD) so he could buy an iPad, according to the Shanghai Daily. I have no idea what the boy was thinking and if he knew exactly what he was getting into. I can understand when a loved one makes the decision to donate a kidney to a family member or close friend, but how about some stranger on the Internet?

We’re not sure what medium was used to contact the boy, but the boy agreed and the arrangements were made. His mother had no idea about the decision until he came home.

Man Gets His Laptop Back, Thanks To Twitter

An Oakland man had his laptop stolen in March of this year, and three months later, finally got his property back. Did it take three months to find the thief? Nope, it took less than 24 hours. Here’s what happened: The victim, Joshua Kaufman had his laptop stolen soon after he had installed theft-tracking software.

The software did its job just right and sent pictures of the thief, but when Kaufman went the police with the pictures, the Oakland police weren’t too concerned, even when Kaufman was able to tell the exact whereabouts of the man who stole his laptop.

He followed up with the investigator a month later, and still nothing. He contacted the Oakland Police Department twice via e-mail, and he hadn’t heard back. So what’s a guy to do?

Bank Of America Employee Leaks Data To Scammers

Andrew Goldstein has been a Bank of America customer for over 40 years. Goldstein learned the other day that a Bank of America (BofA) employee leaked confidential information about his and hundreds of other customers accounts to scammers. The result? Over $10 million in losses.

Goldstein had his checking account drained of over $20,000 in a matter of hours. According to the Secret Service, 95 suspects have already been arrested in connection with the case which is finally coming to light

If you bank with Bank of America, please be sure to check your accounts frequently to double-check that your information wasn’t part of the confidential data that has been leaked.

Stolen Xperia Plays Delay Launch

If you’ve been waiting for Sony’s Xperia Play, you may have to keep waiting. The New Zealand launch was delayed not on the fault of Sony, but rather an entire shipment of Xperia Plays were stolen. Could this be the work of the same hackers who destroyed the lives of Sony executives? Kind of makes you think, doesn’t it? Regardless of who stole the shipment, I wonder how they intend to sell all those Xperia’s while the feds closely monitor Craigslist and eBay for Xperia Play sales.

Hundreds Of iPhones Flying Out The Window

People walking the streets in Shenzhen, China got quite a surprise while walking their normal routes. Hundreds of fake iPhones came flying out the window. Of course, the citizens had no way of telling whether they were fake or not unless one actually grabbed a device to take a closer look. So what exactly was going on here? Apparently four Chinese phone dealers were selling fake iPhones and were raided by Chinese police thanks to a tipster.

18 Year Old Killed From Craigslist Meetup

An innocent 18 year old from San Diego was killed after meeting “someone” on Craigslist to sell his computer for $600. Instead of an innocent meetup, three individuals showed up and murdered the 18 year old boy, stole his cash and cell phone. The three attackers are named Rashon Abernathy, Seandell Jones and Shaquille Jordan and each were charged as adults with murder and robbery. Each faces a maximum penalty of life in prison if convicted. San Diego Superior Court Judge Joseph Brannigan entered not-guilty pleas on their behalf and set the bail at $5 million for each of them.

Apple Store Shootout Over Laptops, iPhones and iPads

Three individuals attempted a robbery this morning at one of San Diego’s Apple Stores. The attempted crime took place at 7AM in the Otay Ranch Town Center in Chula Vista today. Even though the store had not yet opened, the three robbers smashed through the glass front door. Thankfully, the armed guard that was hired by Apple showed up on time that morning and was ready to protect the store from these bandits. A shoot out emerged once the guard saw the armed suspects.

The three robbers finally decided to take off with the Acura they showed up in and hit two sign posts before coming to a complete stop. Although there were original three suspects, only two fled the car as one of them was dead from the guard’s bullets. Thanks to a thorough police search,