The Always-On Police Camera

Last summer, Baltimore police officer Richard Pinheiro submitted body-camera footage as evidence in a drug bust. In Pinheiro’s video, filmed on an Axon Body 2 Camera, he wanders through a junky backyard for a few moments before spotting, among the detritus, a discarded soup can. He picks it up and pulls out a small baggie of white pills that he and...

Walmart’s New Patents Tech Makes It Almost Impossible To Shoplift

Price check? Theft, Walmart already knows what your doing! You might want to be careful what you say when you're shopping at Walmart in the future: It might be recorded. The retail giant was awarded a patent on July 10 for a listening system that would be put in place in Walmart stores. The system is designed to capture sounds, such as scanner...

Facebook Is In A World of Shit

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook Inc over its use of personal data, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, after a whistleblower said a political consultancy hired by Donald Trump improperly accessed information on 50 million Facebook users to sway public opinion. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook Inc over its use of personal data, Bloomberg News...

Jailed For Refusing To Reveal Facebook Password

Stephen Nicholson refused to give his password to police, who wanted to check for any messages between himself and Lucy McHugh. The man suspected of killing schoolgirl Lucy McHugh has been jailed for refusing to give his Facebook password to police. Stephen Nicholson, 24, admitted the charge under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) when he appeared via video-link at...

Former Facebook Moderator Reveals She Took Down Be-headings, Child Pornography, Animal Abuse EveryDay— But Was ‘treated like nothing’

A former Facebook moderator described disturbing imagery she says she would have to remove from the site. In an interview with the BBC, the unnamed woman said she had to make quick decisions about taking down photos and videos containing things like beheadings, animal abuse, and child pornography. She said the work gave her nightmares, and she accused...

TINDER HORROR: Tinder Date Gone Deadly Wrong

A 24-year-old woman has lost her life as a result of what the accused is calling a 'Tinder date gone wrong'. Sydney Loofe’s body was found dumped and in pieces in a field near the town of Edgar, Nebraska. Pic: Facebook The 24-year-old is allegedly to have been lured on a Tinder date by Aubrey Trail, 51, and Bailey Boswell, 23.Trail has...

Speed Signs That Tell You How Fast Your Driving May Also Be Spying On You

These common roadside devices could be capturing your license plate data. The next time you drive past one of those road signs with a digital readout showing how fast you’re going, don’t simply assume it’s there to remind you not to speed. It may actually be capturing your license plate data. According to recently released U.S. federal contracting data, the Drug Enforcement Administration...

In The UK: Social Media is Glamorizing Gang Violence

Social media is perpetuating the myths of violence, but the factors FUELING the increase are far wider Just hours after Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton, 17, was shot dead in south London, his friends posted a tribute on social media. The slickly made music video on YouTube lamented the young rapper's death, but was accompanied by numerous posts apportioning blame for his murder and...

Maybe Chris Rock Was Right About Guns & Bullets

Maybe Chris Rock was right. New ammunition regulations in California could make it harder for people who shouldn’t have guns to use the ones they have—whether they’re begged, borrowed, or 3D-printed. From July 2019, Proposition 63, a new law in California, will require retailers to conduct background checks on ammunition buyers at the point of purchase. In Sacramento, the state’s capital, where similar regulations are already in place,...

FCC Just Handed Out A $40 Million Fine To T-Mobile For Faking Ringtones & Failing Calls in Rural Areas

The FCC has fined T-Mobile $40 million for faking connections to rural customers in Wisconsin, according to a release. It also inserted fake ring tones into those calls to make it seem like they were connecting and failing, even though no one was on the other end of the call to pick up. The FCC's Enforcement Bureau opened an investigation following...