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UK urges access to users’ online encrypted messages

March 26, 2017 2:49 pm
UK urges access to users’ online encrypted messages

UK spy agencies should be able to access encrypted content in online messaging applications to prevent terrorist attacks, says British Home Secretary Amber Rudd, warning that terrorists are hiding behind some of the most popular apps. According to reports, Khalid Masood, the man behind the recent terror attack in London, […]

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US Senate votes to overturn online privacy laws

2:29 pm
US Senate votes to overturn online privacy laws

The Senate side of the Capitol building in Washington DC (file photo) The US Senate has quietly voted to overturn Obama-era laws aimed at protecting online privacy and preventing Internet providers from selling user data without consent. The Republican-led chamber voted 50 to 48 to reverse the privacy rules passed under […]

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Italian mafia fugitive arrested in Mexico, after being tracked down on Facebook

March 13, 2017 11:35 am
Italian mafia fugitive arrested in Mexico, after being tracked down on Facebook

Giulio Perrone, 65, a convicted drug smuggler, was arrested with help from Facebook. Photo / Italian Police One of Italy’s most wanted fugitives is behind bars after investigators used Facebook to hunt him down in Mexico. Facebook pictures posted under the mafioso’s alias – Saverio Garcia Galiero – show a […]

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Ben Carson told HUD staff he could zap their brains into reciting whole books read 60 years ago

March 8, 2017 5:35 am
Ben Carson told HUD staff he could zap their brains into reciting whole books read 60 years ago

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks to HUD employees in Washington on March 6. Photo / AP By now, many may be aware that Ben Carson likened slaves to immigrants during a staff speech Monday to mark his first full week as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The comparison […]

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Why middle-aged women are the most vulnerable on the internet

February 26, 2017 6:30 am
Why middle-aged women are the most vulnerable on the internet

Helen Bailey was buried in a cesspit by her fiance in April last year. He was meant to be her happy ever after – a fairy-tale ending for the prolific children’s author consumed by grief. When Helen Bailey’s husband of 22 years drowned on holiday in Barbados in 2011, her […]

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Woman sets up crowd-funding page to fund her ‘spiritual journey’

February 24, 2017 6:00 pm
Woman sets up crowd-funding page to fund her ‘spiritual journey’

The internet was quick to turn on Becca Gonski this week. Photo / GoFundMe There are numerous worthy causes on crowd-funding sites such as Givealittle, in New Zealand, and Australia’s GoFundMe. Examples include raising funds for the family of Kiwi helicopter pilot Steve Askin who died tragically in a helicopter […]

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Kiwi caught in global paedophile ring – how it all unravelled

February 23, 2017 5:10 pm
Kiwi caught in global paedophile ring – how it all unravelled

The global paedophile ring that allegedly involved a 42-year-old Kiwi man was brought down by a simple photograph of a little boy getting a henna tattoo at a US zoo. The little boy was on holiday with two men who claimed to have adopted him from a Russian woman. They […]

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Former Rebels bikie president Ricky Ciano found dead in luxury car

February 16, 2017 5:00 am
Former Rebels bikie president Ricky Ciano found dead in luxury car

Ricky Ciano pictured with his wife Rachel in a Facebook post. A former Rebels bikie president has been found decomposing in the back seat of a $130,000 BMW sports car just 24 hours after his wife reported him missing. Ricky Ciano, 35, vanished in Sydney on Saturday night only months […]

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Lonely heart ‘kept as slave’ after falling for man she met on dating website

February 14, 2017 6:30 am
Lonely heart ‘kept as slave’ after falling for man she met on dating website

Mandy Leacock treated the woman like a slave, ordering her to cook and clean as an ‘unpaid skivvy’. Photo / Facebook A lonely woman who went looking for “love and romance” on the internet was raped and assaulted by a man she met on a dating site, a court heard. […]

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Officials take new look at school officers after slam video

January 5, 2017 4:00 am
Officials take new look at school officers after slam video

After a video surfaced showing a police officer slamming a student to the floor, officials in North Carolina’s largest district will take a fresh look at standards for officers assigned to work in schools. The Wake County school district will review the memorandum of understanding that places an armed police […]

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Australian women tricked into trafficking drugs through online dating scam

November 20, 2016 6:00 am
Australian women tricked into trafficking drugs through online dating scam

Through his online dating tricks Precious using platforms such as Facebook, Tagged, Badoo and Twoo, he lured dozens – possibly many more – of women across the globe. A smooth African scam artist, dubbed ‘Precious Max’, used an online dating scam to trick women into smuggling heroin for an international […]

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Dishonest and manipulative ex-soldier who pretended to have cancer jailed for 16 months

November 8, 2016 7:22 am
Dishonest and manipulative ex-soldier who pretended to have cancer jailed for 16 months

Simon Buckden has been jailed for 16 months after he defrauded people out of thousands of pounds by pretending to be a decorated war veteran with cancer. Photo / West Yorkshire Police A “dishonest and manipulative” former soldier who defrauded people out of thousands of pounds by pretending to be […]

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Boy, 12, repeatedly raped sister after becoming fascinated with internet porn

November 7, 2016 3:15 am
Boy, 12, repeatedly raped sister after becoming fascinated with internet porn

Cheltenham Magistrates Court heard the boy raped his infant sister six times in the summer of 2015. Photo / 123rf A 12-year-old boy in the United Kingdom repeatedly raped his younger sister after becoming fascinated with hardcore pornography he found on the internet, a court has been told. The boy, […]

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Good Samaritan woman who accidentally stole car leaves heartfelt apology note

November 4, 2016 3:30 am
Good Samaritan woman who accidentally stole car leaves heartfelt apology note

Erin Hatzi posted CCTV footage of her car being taken from her driveway. It was returned the next day with a note. An accidental thief left a remorseful note and some petrol money after mistakenly stealing a woman’s car. Oregon resident Erin Hatzi appealed on Facebook after her red Subaru […]

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Dakota Access Pipeline: Why your Facebook friends are checking in at Standing Rock

November 2, 2016 1:25 am
Dakota Access Pipeline: Why your Facebook friends are checking in at Standing Rock

By now, you’ve probably seen some of your Facebook friends “checking in” to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Which is bizarre (and brilliant), because most of the people using the location feature on the social networking service to tag themselves at the North Dakota reservation aren’t actually there. The flood […]

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