Apple Free U2 Album Russia

Russian politician fears Apple’s free U2 album will make you gay

By on April 30, 2015 at 9:50 AM.

Russian politician fears Apple’s free U2 album will make you gay

Can mediocre dad rock alter your sexual orientation? That’s the belief of one Russian politician who thinks that Apple is secretly trying to corrupt the youth of the Motherland by giving away a free U2 album that purportedly promotes homosexuality. The Guardian reports that LDPR party member Alexander Starovoitov is objecting to the album because it features “the band’s drummer, Larry Mullen Jr, embracing his 18-year-old son, Elvis, shirtless,” which U2 has said is “a visual metaphor for the album and its theme of ‘how holding on to your own innocence is a lot harder than holding on to someone else’s.'” More →

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France Charlie Hebdo Patriot Act

French government really doesn’t want you comparing its new surveillance bill to the Patriot Act

By on April 17, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

French government really doesn’t want you comparing its new surveillance bill to the Patriot Act

France insists it’s not working on a French version of the U.S. Patriot Act that would give the government massive additional surveillance powers, The Verge reports. But the French government is definitely interested in passing a law that would give it more freedom to collect information in its fight against terrorism, even if local businesses and human rights organizations are criticizing the initiative. More →

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Google Europe Antitrust Case Lawsuit

Google is about to get slammed with major antitrust charges

By on April 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM.

Google is about to get slammed with major antitrust charges

Google’s “Don’t Be Evil” credo is about to take a major publicity hit. The Financial Times is reporting that the European Union on Wednesday will formally accuse Google of abusing its power as the world’s most used search engine. Specifically, the EU is poised to serve Google “with a formal charge sheet alleging that it breached antitrust rules by diverting traffic from rivals in order to favour its in-house services.” More →

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Airport Baggage Handlers Theft Video

Horrifying video shows airport baggage handlers stealing right from passengers’ luggage

By on April 14, 2015 at 10:08 AM.

Horrifying video shows airport baggage handlers stealing right from passengers’ luggage

Ever have something in your bags somehow get “lost” on the way from the check-in counter to the baggage claim? It turns out it likely wasn’t lost but stolen by thieving airport baggage handlers, as horrifying surveillance footage obtained by CNN shows. More →

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AT&T Customer Data $25 Million Fine

AT&T slammed with $25 million fine after employees steal customers’ Social Security numbers

By on April 8, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

AT&T slammed with $25 million fine after employees steal customers’ Social Security numbers

AT&T has made a huge $25 million mistake. The New York Times reports that the Federal Communications Commission slammed AT&T with a massive $25 million fine on Wednesday for “failing to protect the personal information, including the Social Security numbers, of its customers.” Essentially, employees at AT&T’s call centers in three different countries stole roughly 300,000 customers’ names and Social Security numbers and then sold them to third parties. That’s obvious a very bad thing. More →

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NYPD Hidden Video

Video: Watch a racist cop abuse his power on camera

Video: Watch a racist cop abuse his power on camera

By on April 2, 2015 at 10:10 AM.

Congratulations, former NYPD officer Patrick Cherry, your expletive-laden tirade and shameful abuse of power just cost you your job on the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.

It’s 2015, and just about everyone has a smartphone. And of course, every smartphone has a camera. For most New York police officers, this is probably enough to make them think twice before ripping into an Uber driver while he has two passengers in the back of his car. Actually, most New York Police officers probably aren’t hateful racists on a power trip, so it’s not even an issue.

And then there’s Detective Patrick Cherry. More →

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Chris Rock Twitter Selfies

Chris Rock has started snapping selfies every time the cops pull him over

By on April 1, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

Chris Rock has started snapping selfies every time the cops pull him over

It’s safe to say Chris Rock is getting tired of being pulled over by the police this year. Takepart reports that Rock has started snapping selfies every time police pull over his car, something that has already happened to him three times in 2015. More →

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Google Lawsuit

Millions of Apple users can now sue Google for its Safari hack

By on March 27, 2015 at 1:29 PM.

Millions of Apple users can now sue Google for its Safari hack

Millions of Apple Safari users in Britain have been given the green light to sue Google amidst proven allegations that the search giant implemented a workaround to bypass Safari security and install tracking cookies on both desktop and iOS versions of Apple’s web browser.

Why? Because over 90% of Google’s ad revenue comes from advertising and they wanted to deliver higher-cost targeted advertising to OS X and iOS users.

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Meth Lab Indiana Walmart Bathroom

Indiana cops find an active meth lab inside a Walmart bathroom

By on March 13, 2015 at 3:51 PM.

Indiana cops find an active meth lab inside a Walmart bathroom

When we think of meth labs, we typically think of someone running one out of their RV or their basement or, if they’re super-fancy, running one in a massive underground facility a la Walter White in later seasons of Breaking Bad. However, it looks like you can operate a meth lab in a much smaller space if you really need to… such as a Walmart bathroom. More →

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