The Trump inauguration is mostly remembered for the White House's hilarious attempt to lie about attendance numbers and a Nazi getting punched. But there was also that situation where hundreds of people were arrested and slapped with rioting charges. Now, prosecutors want to go through over 100 locked phones and they appear to believe they can.
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Fights have reportedly broken out between hundreds of fanboys and scalpers lined up outside Beijing's main Apple store for the Chinese launch of the iPhone 4S. The crowd started shouting "LIARS!", eggs were pelted, and the SWAT team were called to bring the situation under control. And here we were thinking that the midnight launches we have here in Australia were crazy.
Paranoid about future unrest after this summer's riots in the UK, the British went and developed a laser rifle which can project a wall of light and temporarily blind a pack of rioters.
While the behaviour of riot police may not have become any more sophisticated since they were cracking skulls during the '60s, their equipment has.
Not only do they keep screwing their technology and products, but RIM executives seem determined to burn the company down. Last week, two execs got so drunk and crazy that a China-bound plane had to return to Canada.
It's Polish Independence Day, and like in any other country, the youngins love celebrating their country's liberty by destroying parts of it. "Youths" butted heads with (and threw things at) riot cops in Warsaw. Check out the view from above.
If you're rioting/looting/celebrating the victory of your local footy squad, and you see a cop with one of these — run in the opposite direction. The Crowd Buster is well-named, firing 20 litres of pepper spray up to 45m.
British leadership has realised that banning citizens from using certain websites will not fix rioting, The Guardian reports. Accordingly, they're ditching their ill-conceived, ill-advised proposal to block suspected rioters from Twitter, Facebook, BBM, and other equally stupid, pretend security measures.
We recently talked about how facial recognition technology was taking a turn for the scary and was being used to identify people in real life. That terrifying tech has already been used by cops and others in the London riots.
England's youths are angry and rioting. And, because it's 2011, they're using technology to organise. Well, as much as a violent mob can be organised. But British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to cut them off. He's very, very wrong.
Just in case you were thinking of buying one of those 40 iPhone 4s that were most likely looted in the UK riots and put on Craigslist, don't — UK networks are blocking all stolen phones, so they'll be worthless.
I though this would be obvious but if you're looting stores right now, don't post a picture of you and your stash on Twitter. The police will hunt you down and the Mango Body Butter won't seem as worth it anymore.
Terry Allen, chronicling the riots in Liverpool, UK, came across something pretty interesting: the local Apple Store has taken all of its products off of the shelves.