Netflix Sued Over Depiction of Controversial Police Interrogation Technique

The firm that officially licenses and teaches a controversial police interrogation method known as the “Reid technique” has filed a defamation lawsuit against Netflix and filmmaker Ava DuVernay for the portrayal of the method in the film When They See Us about the Central Park Five. Read More >>

Uber’s Disastrous Life Story Is Being Made Into a TV Show

The team behind TV series Billions is developing a show about the rough-and-tumble rise of Uber, based on the bestselling book Super Pumped. Read More >>

Microsoft Xbox Introduces Content Filters to Help Purge Your Life of Toxic Trolls

Just over a year after Microsoft started cracking down on toxicity on Xbox, the company will now help users crackdown on the toxic interactions that are just considered par for the course when gaming online. Read More >>

‘Apocalypse in The Making’: Authorities to Use Drones and Snipers to Kill Infected North Korean Pigs

South Korea plans to slaughter invading diseased pigs on Tuesday using troops of swine assassins and thermal-imaging drones. Read More >>

Elon Musk: NASA Can Share SpaceX’s IP With Literally Anybody, ‘No Charge’

During an event with NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine on Thursday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk publicly stated that the agency can share SpaceX’s intellectual property with whomever it wants – not that NASA seems especially eager to. Read More >>

Abandoned SD Card Labelled ‘Homicide’ Provides Road Map to Real Murder

A found SD card that was labelled “Homicide at midtown Marriott” and contained videos and photos depicting a brutal killing has led to an arrest for murder. Read More >>

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Oktoberfest E-Scooter Debacle: Hundreds of Drunken Riders Lose Their Driver’s Licenses

German police reportedly reprimanded hundreds of revellers driving e-scooters under the influence of alcohol during the Munich Oktoberfest. Read More >>

The US State of California Bans Deepfakes in Porn and Politics

California has become the latest American state to ban politically motivated deepfakes amidst growing concern about how the technology could be used to interfere with the 2020 presidential election. Read More >>

Instagram Is Dropping the ‘Following’ Tab, Making It Harder to Stalk Your Friends

Instagram is killing the feature that allows users to track the activity of everyone they follow. Read More >>

Boeing Engineer Filed Ethics Complaint Over Scrapped 737 Max Safety System: Report

According to an internal complaint submitted by a Boeing engineer after this year’s 737 Max crashes, the company declined to put a proposed safety system in the plane in an effort to keep costs low – a decision that may have contributed to the crashes in India and Ethiopia that collectively killed 346 people. Read More >>

Ex-Yahoo Engineer Pleads Guilty to Hacking Thousands of Accounts Searching for Nude Photos

A former Yahoo software engineer who worked at the tech company for more than a decade pleaded guilty on Monday to accessing email accounts belonging to thousands of customers while searching for sexually explicit content. Read More >>

Words With Friends Data Allegedly Stolen in Breach That Could Affect 218 Million Users

One of the most popular mobile games in the United States has reportedly been breached by a prolific hacker. Read More >>

Police Drone Finds Fugitive Living in Cave After 17 Years on the Run

Chinese police used a drone to track down a convicted human trafficker 17 years after he escaped from jail. Read More >>

Lab Test Finds Toxic Chemicals in Black Market THC Cartridges

A test of more than a dozen THC vape cartridges by NBC News has some produced some sobering results: Every sample bought on the black market was tainted by at least one toxic additive, including a chemical linked to the mysterious vaping illness that has sickened hundreds across the Atlantic. Read More >>

Airlines Begin Telling You How to Avoid Sitting Next to a Baby, Sparking Hope for Wider Adoption

At least two airlines have adopted the brilliant idea of allowing passengers to try to sit as far away as possible from auditory powder kegs – babies on aeroplanes. Read More >>