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Nazi Dog YouTuber Gets £800 Fine

That man who made his dog do a Nazi salute and used the classic defence that it was only a joke has been officially judged by the state, with his local Scottish court handing out an £800 fine. Read More >>

cryptocurrency
Man Suspected of Stealing 600 Bitcoin Mining Rigs Breaks Out of Icelandic Prison

Either this man is really good at doing crimes or Iceland is really bad at security. Authorities say a man who is suspected of being the mastermind behind the theft of £1.4 million worth of bitcoin mining equipment has escaped the Icelandic prison where he was being held. What’s more, he allegedly hopped a flight on the same plane as the Icelandic Prime Minister. Read More >>

privacy
The Information Commissioner Thinks Data Protection Rules Are Slowing Her Down

Next month the entire EU, which still includes us, will implement the General Data Protection Regulation, which will bolster existing data protection laws and give users more control over what data is stored on them. These rules are going to affect the job of the Information Commissioner's Office, which is responsible for upholding public information rights, but the Commissioner herself feels current rules are slowly down her office's progress. Read More >>

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Bike Thefts Are Up Because People Have Nice Ones Now

Reports of the stealing of bicycles are up, with the nationwide average increasing by 17 per cent last year when compared with 2015, and one particular London borough seeing ride-aways grow by a shocking 44 per cent. Read More >>

cars
Vandals Prefer Keying Cute Little Cars

It's not the loud, fat, urban tractors that suffer the most rage on the roads, it's actually the cute little cars that endure the greatest amount of vandalism by having their sides scratched and their wing mirrors bent too far the wrong way by angry passers-by. Read More >>

privacy
Durham Police Bought Marketing Data to Help Profile Criminal Suspects

>Police in Durham are partnering with credit reporting agencies to predict whether criminals will reoffend, a report from civil liberties group Big Brother Watch has uncovered. Read More >>

crime
Five Arrested for Illegal Rave in Abandoned London Toys R Us

Toys R Us is near its end. Yesterday we found out that all remaining stores will shut down by April 24th, but some of them have already shut down. Just like the Hounslow branch in West London, which is in the news because it very nearly ended up housing an illegal rave. Read More >>

crime
Man Charged Over US Swatting Death Allegedly Calls Self ‘eGod,’ Tweets Swat Threat From Jail

Tyler Barris is being held by police on charges of involuntary manslaughter after he allegedly placed a phony emergency call that resulted in the death of another man. But Barris reportedly managed to get access to the internet and proceeded to hop on Twitter threatening to “swat” again and proclaiming himself an “eGod.” Read More >>

youtube
What We Know About YouTube Shooter Nasim Aghdam

On Tuesday, at approximately 12:46pm local time, multiple 911 calls were made from 901 Cherry Ave in San Bruno, California, the headquarters of YouTube. Police arrived, responding to an active shooter who we now know to be Nasim Najafi Aghdam, a 39-year-old from San Diego. Read More >>

crime
Two Men Each Get 4.5 Years in Jail for Selling ‘Kodi-Style’ Streaming Boxes to Pubs

Be warned, if you sell any sort of device or service that will let people access premium content without paying the rights holder, you will be caught and you'll likely go to prison. Two men found that out the hard way, each being sentenced to four and a half years in prison by Newcastle Crown Court. Read More >>

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Russian Accused of Hacking LinkedIn Extradited to US After 15-Month Detention in Prague

A Russian national accused of hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring, and possibly compromising the personal information of more than 100 million users, has been extradited to the United States, The New York Times reported on Friday. Read More >>

crime
This Could Be the Biggest Drone-Powered iPhone Heist Ever

In the most incredible gang operation gone wrong of 2018, smartphone smugglers in China were busted by customs officers in Shenzhen, but not before moving 500 million yuan (£56.6 million) worth of stolen smartphones, and using drones to pull it off, the Legal Daily reported on Friday. Read More >>

cryptocurrency
At Least Two Flaws in Monero Could Make Some Transactions Partially Traceable

A flaw in ostensibly untraceable cryptocurrency Monero, which has picked up steam as market leader Bitcoin has stumbled in value, may make it possible to trace transactions—and since the entire history of Monero is encoded in its blockchain in what is now known to be a semi-vulnerable method, transactions that happened years ago could potentially be analysed for information on the parties involved. Read More >>

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Bowie Statue Vandalised Already

That needlessly interactive statue of Aylesbury's adopted son David Bowie has been painted over by angry folk who no doubt spend their time listening to garage mixtapes in studio flats that ironically used to be garages, with the message "feed the homeless first" sprayed in black paint around the homage's base; as if those donating money to have the statue built were presented with a two-option choice about where there money should go. Read More >>

crime
Cops Track Down ‘Mastermind’ Behind Theft of Millions from Malware-Infected Cash Machines

In a series of targeted malware attacks that began in 2013, a “cybercrime gang” of hackers stole over a billion euros (about £880 million) from banks worldwide. The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) announced today that they’d arrested the gang’s apparent leader in Spain. In a statement, Europol officials say they coordinated with law enforcement agencies across the globe, including the FBI, the European Banking Federation, and police in Spain, Romania, Belarus, and Taiwan. Read More >>