crime
It Takes These Brazen Thieves Just Seconds to Install an Invisible Card Skimmer

This unsettling video, released by Miami Beach Police in Florida, shows just how little time is needed for thieves to install a card skimmer on an ATM or debit machine. Read More >>

drugs
Even “Casual” Marijuana Use Can Knacker Bits of Your Brain

The latest bit of research into smoking things bought off men in car parks and betting shops is in, with medics suggesting that even a once or twice a week dope habit can cause "abnormalities" in memory abilities. Read More >>

drugs
The Internet is Becoming the UK’s Preferred Illegal Drug-Buying Option

Forget badgering tramps in underpasses, the new, gentrified way of buying legal and illegal drugs in the UK is online, with the 2014 Global Drug Survey showing we're buying more dodgy prescription and illegal chemistry through the internet than ever before. Read More >>

instagram
Instagram Bans Drug Tags Over Fears it’s Becoming a Yellow Pages for Illegal Trade

Instagram isn't just for sharing photos of your sushi like you're the first person in the world to eat something other than a cheese sandwich for lunch. Its users have also been uploading photos of drugs and tagging them, in the hope of conducting illegal deals through the service. Read More >>

piracy
ISPs Asked to Compile “Downloader’s Database” of Music Thieves

The BPI and the major UK record labels are meeting at Downing Street next week, to see what more can be done to dissuade piracy in the UK. Top of the list is pushing a scheme that asks ISPs to voluntarily track illegal downloaders to make their prosecution easier. Read More >>

piracy
BitTorrent Explains BitTorrent to Help Kill Piracy Associations

The developers of the BitTorrent protocol would like to distance themselves from the whole internet piracy debate, pointing out that you need clients, hosts, search engines and a whole lot more to actual steal media off the internet. So stop saying "BitTorrenting" when you actually mean "stealing" if you would. Read More >>

sports
Premier League Shut Down Over 30,000 Illegal Footie Streams

According to the BBC, the Premier League had quite the task on its hands over the past year, as they had more than 30,000 illegal streams of matches to deal with, which appears to be around more than 75 streams per game broadcasting over the internet last season. That's quite a lot of streams! Read More >>

facebook
Facebook May Have Read Your Phone’s Text Messages

Let's take a healthy sodium-dose here, but London's Sunday Times is alleging that Facebook has admitted to reading users' text messages. They supposedly read the private SMS messages of users who downloaded the Facebook app on their smartphones. Read More >>

google
How the American Government Hired a Con Artist to Catch Google’s Criminal Activities

Last summer, Google had to pay $500 million to avoid criminal prosecution by the US government. Using a convicted con artist, the feds caught Google aiding illegal online pharmaceutical sales. The operation—as described by the Wall Street Journal—is movie material. Read More >>

iphone
Yes, Prisoners Carry iPhones in Their Arses

If you think the mobile phone explosion of recent years has somehow been kept at bay by prison walls, you would be greatly mistaken. Technology, like water, permeates every crack. Today on Lockdown, we're talking phones in jail. Read More >>