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Human Body Parts Wash Up Next To Rio's Olympic Beach Volleyball Venue

Amid the killing of its own Olympic mascot, the dysfunctional clean up of its polluted waters, the shutdown of its doping lab, the declaration of a financial emergency, the presence of the Zika virus and various other calamities, Rio’s Olympic ambitions are a disaster. And the latest news out of the city is just as bad: On Wednesday, a collection of body parts was found washed up next to the Games’ beach volleyball venue.


Philly's Beautiful Plan To Fight Crime With Neon Murals

Just the presence of streetlights can deter criminal behaviour. A South Philadelphia neighbourhood is trying something a little more innovative than that — using neon-lit murals to not just brighten the footpath, but also turn the area into a destination.


US Judge Says IP Address Doesn't Prove Anything In Piracy Case

What do you do if you get busted for pirating a terrible Adam Sandler movie? Deny it. That seems to be the lesson of a recently dismissed US federal case, which raises the burden of proof that copyright owner must meet in order to hold you accountable for infringement.


The 6 Most Utterly Insane Bank Heists In History

Is there a bank robbery that isn’t at least a bit bizarre? Consider the “Geezer Bandit,” who’s held up at least 16 banks and is either an elderly man, or doing a convincing job imitating one. That’s kind of weird, right? But it’s small potatoes in the realm of bank-robbing. Here are six of history’s most mind-boggling heists.


US Police Used Stingray In Hunt For $50 Chicken Wing Thief

Stingray is a controversial mobile phone tracking tool that sucks up information from all nearby mobile phone users. It’s often sold as a vital tool for finding serious criminals and terrorists, an argument that is weakened somewhat when it emerges that Annapolis police used it to try and find the perp in a $US50 ($67) chicken robbery.


An $US80M Bank Hack Has Been Blamed On $10 Routers

Sometimes it pays to spend. The central bank of Bangladesh has found that out the hard way, as police are blaming its loss of $US80m during a hack on crappy $10 routers.


Florida Man Tries To Escape Cops On His Hoverboard, Fails

Hoverboards are useful little tools if you want to roll closer to God or start a large fire. Increasingly though, they’re being used as getaway vehicles for criminals, which happened again this past weekend in Florida.


A Former US State Department Employee Is Going To Prison For Twisted Sorority-Girl 'Sextortion' Scheme 

A former US State Department employee will spend 57 months in prison for a “sextortion” cyberstalking crime that sounds like an SVU sweeps-week plot, only weirder and more awful.


Fabricated Lab Result Puts Almost 8000 Criminal Cases In Doubt

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A lab technician working at a New Jersey State Police drug testing station has been accused of fabricating drug test results, potentially upsetting almost 8000 criminal cases in the US state.


You'd Never Spot These Hidden Card Skimmers That Are On The Rise

Watch where you put your card. The ATM security organisation EAST has published a new report pointing out that the use of so-called Throat Inlay Skimming devices — which are hidden within the card slot — is rising.


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