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Police Want To 3D Print A Dead Man's Fingers To Unlock His Phone

Asking Apple to help break into an iPhone is so three months ago. Police have a new, and higher-tech idea: 3D print the fingers of a dead man and use those fingerprints to unlock the phone instead.


Kanye West May Have Broken The Law By Recording Phone Call With Taylor Swift

Yesterday, Kim Kardashian released video snippets of Kanye West talking to Taylor Swift on the phone about lyrics in his then upcoming song “Famous”. But because West apparently didn’t inform Swift that he was recording the call, he may have broken US federal wiretapping law.


Teen Playing Pokémon Go Finds Dead Body Instead: Report

For the past few days Pokémon GO has been tricking us into exploring parts of our hometowns we’d never normally go. But for Riverton, Wyoming resident Shayla Wiggins her quest to catch them all resulted in stumbling across a dead guy in a river, County10 reports.


Your Wireless Footprint Can Help Catch Thieves

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.


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.


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