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Apple Store Robbery

Crazy video shows Apple store being robbed in 13 seconds flat

December 8th, 2016

If Hollywood has taught us anything, it’s that a well-orchestrated heist needs to be efficient and adhere to a pre-determined and rigid timeline. In the 1995 movie Heat, for example, Robert De Niro and his bank robbing crew gave themselves three minutes inside of a bank before embarking on an escape. Similarly, Patrick Swayze and …

iPhone Theft

Thieves storm Apple retail store and walk off with $13,000 worth of iPhones

October 21st, 2016

This past Wednesday, a group of seven individuals walked into an Apple Store in Natick, Massachusetts and calmly carried out a highly orchestrated yet not too sophisticated heist. Clad in hoodies and low-riding hats as to hide their identity as best they could, the group of individuals circled around an iPhone display table and systematically cut …

Verizon Technician

Verizon tech found guilty of tracking customers’ locations for money

September 29th, 2016

A Verizon Wireless technician has plead guilty to a federal hacking charge related to selling customer data over a number of years. As Ars Technica discovered, the technician, Daniel Eugene Traeger, was selling customer location and calling data to a private investigator between 2009 and 2014. He now faces a prison sentence of up to five years.

Wireless warning: How New York used smartphones in hunt for bombing suspect

September 20th, 2016

The smartphone alert sent to New Yorkers during the hunt for bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami has thrust wireless warning systems into the spotlight. The message was sent out around 8 a.m. EDT Monday and urged anyone with information on Rahami and his whereabouts to contact police. “WANTED: Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28-yr-old male. See media …

Bitcoin News Price

Bitcoin price tumbles after exchange hit with $72 million hack

August 3rd, 2016

The world’s largest dollar-to-Bitcoin exchange has been hit with a massive hack, which has reportedly seen 119,756 coins — worth around $72 million at the time — stolen from customer wallets. It’s one of the biggest Bitcoin security breaches of all time, and a major blow to the currency’s bid to be taken seriously. The …

Pokemon GO Ban

New York bans sex offenders from playing Pokemon Go

August 1st, 2016

With New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo leading the charge, registered sex offenders in New York will no longer be allowed to play or even download Pokemon GO, or any other interactive online game for that matter. Per a government directive that was published earlier today, the Governor’s office is fearful that sex offenders will …