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Crooks With Drone Busted Trying To Smuggle Porn And Drugs Into Prison

Unmanned aerial vehicles often get a bum rap for being technological troublemakers, and this story ain’t gonna help: Maryland State Police say they have arrested two men who supposedly planned to smuggle contraband into a state prison using a drone.

Extortionists Are After The Ashley Madison Users And They Want Bitcoin

People are the worst. An unknown number of arseholes are threatening to expose Ashley Madison users, presumably ruining their marriages. The hacking victims must pay the extortionists “exactly 1.0000001 Bitcoins” or the spouse gets notified. Ugh.

Chelsea Manning Faces Solitary Confinement For Having A Copy Of Vanity Fair

Chelsea Manning, the US army soldier who leaked classified documents to Wikileaks, is looking at “indefinite” solitary confinement for infractions that include possessing a copy of the Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair magazine and using an expired tube of toothpaste.

How Everyone's Favourite Shady Mail-Order Music Scam Taught Me To Steal

It’s hard to say exactly when I learned how to steal music. At first, I think it happened when I learned how to torrent. Then I recall my late nights with Napster. But if I really think hard about it, I remember middle school and Columbia House and that incredible eight CDs for a penny deal. That’s when I started stealing.

Streetlights Don't Actually Prevent Crime

It’s our most visible alteration of the planet, easily seen from space: the millions of lights added to our cities due to our fear of the dark. We need them to keep our cities safe. Or do we? A series of studies on crime have revealed that we probably don’t need as many city lights as we think — and we might be better off without them.

Interpol Is Now Training Police To Fight Crime On 'The Darknet'

The arrest, trial and conviction of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht — and his sentence of life in prison — was a stark reminder that 21st century policing is a different game. And judging by the shitshow that was the Silk Road investigation, it’s one that the police need to get better at.

The FBI Built A Database That Can Catch Rapists (And Nobody Uses It)

For roughly 30 years the FBI has virtually ignored a system meant to help cops track the behavioural patterns of violent criminals.

LA's #100days100nights Gang Murder Bet Is Probably BS

You don’t need to pray for LA.

Is It OK To Shoot Down Your Neighbour's Drone?

Before you decide to shoot that drone out of your backyard, there are a few important things you need to know. First of all, damaging any flying robot is a crime. It doesn’t matter if it’s crashing your pool party or watching you in your skivvies through the skylight in your master bath.

Police Are Trying To Use Honeybees To Detect Illegal Drugs

With drug laws changing all the time, it’s hard for police sniffer dogs to keep up with what they’re supposed to find and what they aren’t. That’s why police forces are turning to insects to sniff out narcotics.

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