Crime

Sham cancer charities bilked donors for $187 mil, spent money on luxury

Sham cancer charities bilked donors for $187 mil, spent money on luxury

Government regulators have cracked down on four cancer charities, accusing the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, the Children’s Cancer Fund of America, and the Breast Cancer Society of cheating donors out of $187 million. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), all 50 states, and the District of Columbia claim that the four foundations fraudulently […]

Rabbi, cop, nurse among 70 arrested in child porn bust

Rabbi, cop, nurse among 70 arrested in child porn bust

New York City Police and federal authorities have arrested at least 70 people in what’s being billed as one of the largest online child pornography busts ever. According to the Associated Press, among those arrested are a rabbi, a Boy Scout leader, a little league baseball coach, a nurse, and a police officer, with most […]

FBI admits to exploiting Tor to take down child porn behemoth

FBI admits to exploiting Tor to take down child porn behemoth

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has acknowledged it was behind the malware that infiltrated the servers for Freedom Hosting, one of the largest providers of anonymity online, and identified the service’s users. Internet security experts have long suspected the FBI was behind the cyber-attack, which appeared to target and monitor internet users on Freedom Hosting, […]

Shots fired at elementary school in Georgia – US media

Shots fired at elementary school in Georgia – US media

Shots have been fired at an elementary school in DeKalb County, Georgia, according to US media. Children and staff have been evacuated from the building. There is an active shooter at McNair Elementary School in Decatur, Georiga, according to the DeKalb County school board chairman, WSB-TV reported. Chairman Melvin Johnson said there have been reports […]

US approves drones for civilian use

US approves drones for civilian use

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued certificates for two types of unmanned aircraft for civilian use. The move is expected to lead to the first approved commercial drone operation later this summer. The two unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are the Scan Eagle X200 and Aero Vironment’s PUMA. They both measure around 4 ½ feet […]

Greenwald on ‘coming’ leak: NSA can obtain one billion cell phone calls a day, store them and listen

Greenwald on ‘coming’ leak: NSA can obtain one billion cell phone calls a day, store them and listen

The NSA has a “brand new” technology that enables one billion cell phone calls a day to be redirected into its data hoards and stored, according to the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who said that a new leak of Snowden’s documents was ‘coming soon.’ Calling it part of a “globalized system to destroy all privacy,” and the enduring […]

Berlusconi sentenced to seven years in prostitution case

Berlusconi sentenced to seven years in prostitution case

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to seven years in prison for abuse of office in a sex-for hire case. Although the court banned him from holding office, the ruling cannot take effect until he has exhausted his appeals. The 76-year-old former prime minister was sentenced by a court in Milan for […]

US asks Moscow to ‘look at all options available’ to expel Snowden

US asks Moscow to ‘look at all options available’ to expel Snowden

Washington says it expects the Russian government to ‘look at all options available’ to expel Edward Snowden to the US to face espionage charges. That’s after the White House expressed ‘disappointment’ China and Hong Kong didn’t detain the NSA leaker. “The US is disappointed and disagrees with the determination by Hong Kong authorities not to […]

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