FBI Publishes PSA About Tech Support Fraud Targeting Cryptocurrency Holders

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has published a public service announcement on March 28 warning about the prevalence of scammers posing as tech support for a variety of industries, including the cryptocurrency sector. The announcement defines tech support fraud as a “criminal claiming to provide customer, security, or technical support in an effort to defraud unwitting individuals,” and references the increasing...

Gunshot Detection System Covers a Third of Pittsburgh

A gunshot-detection system hailed by the Pittsburgh police is poised to cover nearly a third of the city this year. A gunshot-detection system hailed by the Pittsburgh police is poised to cover nearly a third of the city this year. The Pittsburgh city council endorsed an expansion of the system to reach all six police zones, stating on the North...

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...

Australian Self Declared ‘Cyborg” Fined After Implanting A Travel Card Under His Skin

The man who tapped in and out of the Sydney Trains system with just his hand claims the law has fallen behind technology. A self-declared "cyborg" has been fined after he was unable to produce his travel card on request - because it had been implanted in his hand. The 34-year-old man, whose legal name is Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow,...

Rihanna Takes On Snapchat (And She Makes A Valid Point)

Mar 15, 2018 Rihanna has accused Snapchat of "intentionally" shaming victims of domestic abuse. The singer was the subject of an advert on the platform which asked users if they would "rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown". The ad, which was for a game, appeared to reference Chris Brown's conviction for assaulting Rihanna in 2009 while they were dating. Newsbeat has contacted the owner...

The Power of Surveillance Footage Aids Police in Florida School Shooting

Video from the school's surveillance system has helped police put together a timeline of events on the day of the shooting On Wednesday, February 14, a 19-year-old male entered a building of his old high school, climbed to the third floor and pulled the fire alarm. As students began to flood the hallways, he began to open fire upon them killing 17...

How Dumb, Student Arrested After Posting “Round 2′ of Florida Shooting on Snapchat

A South Carolina student was arrested on Thursday after posting a Snapchat threatening a repeat of Wednesday's deadly mass shooting, which took place at a Florida high school. Spartanburg School District Three spokesperson Sherri Horton told WHNS that officials received an anonymous tip about the threat, which was made via Snapchat, from the parent of another student at Broome High School. The alarming photo shows an...

Warning: Before You See The Movie Black Panther, Read This!

After months of anticipation, Marvel’s “Black Panther” will finally hit theaters this Friday, February 16. The latest Marvel movie has already set a record for the highest selling presale tickets for a super hero movie and is expected to break records this weekend. This is a time to bring awareness to potential dangers that could occur to millions of...

Truth Is Scary: Your Smart TV Is Watching You Watch TV, Consumer Reports Finds

Testing found the televisions were also constantly tracking what their owners were watching and relaying it back to the TV maker and/or its business partners, using a technology called ACR, or "automated content recognition." ACR helps the TV recommend other shows you might enjoy watching, but can also be used to target your families with advertising. The data can also...

Things Just Got Ugly: Uber vs Google

An epic court battle between Uber and a Google spinoff, centered on the alleged theft of self-driving car technology, began with accusations of sinister plots and other devious behavior lobbed in both directions. In opening arguments Monday, lawyers for Google’s former autonomous car unit Waymo likened Uber to Rosie Ruiz, one of the most notorious cheaters in sports history. Waymo...