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"Can injustice survive transparency?" is the tagline of a new app called Vigilante, that purports to empower its users to stop crimes in progress, turning each of us into Daredevil or Luke Cage. In practice, though, Vigilante could end up being the best way to waste people's time, annoy the NYPD or just maybe get people killed.

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In October 2009, a user named Hi Walter! Its me Patrick! uploaded a video to YouTube called "Hi Walter! I got a new gf today!" In it, a man with glasses faces the camera and talks about meeting a girl at a shopping centre. In the video's last few seconds, the man promises to introduce the girl. The shot then switches, and he appears in a dark room, where he opens a door to reveal a young woman — bound and screaming on the floor.

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With billions of wireless devices shipped across the globe every year, it is safe to assume that most of us carry at least one wireless gadget with us much of the time.

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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.

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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.

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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.