[embedded content] The woman who opened fire in a YouTube cafeteria, injuring three others then killing herself, was named as Nasim Najafi Aghdam by investigators late yesterday. Frenzied speculation over her motives (alt-right types immediateley sought to portray her as a jihadi) faded to general bafflement: Aghdam was apparently an Iranian Baha’i vegan fitness fanRead More
It’s been six years since investigative journalists published their expose accusing London’s Metropolitan Police of colluding with the UK’s construction cartel to blacklist workers who complained about unsafe working conditions, abusive bosses and wage-theft, as well as union organisers and other “troublemakers” — this week, the Met confirmed that its officers were an activeRead More
Since the 1970s, spy agencies have been feeding police forces tips about who to arrest and where to look for evidence, despite the illegality of their practicing surveillance within the USA.
This illegality has meant that law enforcement agencies had to find a way to disguise where their tips were coming from, andRead More
Uber’s Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan and his top aide have both been forced out of the company in an act of penance for the revelation that the company suffered a breach in October 2016 in which hackers stole personal data from 50,000,000 riders and 7,000,000 drivers, including 600,000 drivers’ US driving license numbers;Read More
A gentleman in Ottawa, Canada — eager to get sent to jail in order to sell weed he had packed inside of eight Kinder Surprise plastic egg “yolks” and stored in his rectum — threw a rock at a police car in front of the courthouse. Wish granted. But once inside, his body gotRead More
A dozen prisoners at Jasper, Alabama’s Walker County Jail escaped on Sunday and one is still at large. One of them used peanut butter to change the number above his cell door and then called for the guard, a new employee, to open it. The number the prisoner changed it to was actually theRead More
A hacker who appears to have ongoing, continuous access to Australia’s electronic health care records is selling access to any full record for 0.0089 bitcoin, or about USD22.
The records are for sale through a darknet auction site, and the seller promises that they will soon offer bulk access. All that’s neededRead More