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Amazon Reportedly Investigating Whether Some of Its Staff Are Taking Kickbacks From Merchants Amazon Reportedly Investigating Whether Some of Its Staff Are Taking Kickbacks From Merchants

Amazon is reportedly investigating whether independent merchants operating on their platform are greasing the palms of staff to divulge confidential information about the site, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

Dude Who Tried to Shake Down Mark Zuckerberg Caught in Ecuador After Three Years on the Run Dude Who Tried to Shake Down Mark Zuckerberg Caught in Ecuador After Three Years on the Run

A few years ago, a man named Paul Ceglia filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, claiming that the two signed a software development contract in 2003 with provisions conveniently giving Ceglia retroactive co-ownership of the site. Authorities later alleged that Ceglia, an upstate New…

Chinese Ridesharing Service Didi Chuxing Suspends Carpooling Option After Second Murder of Year Chinese Ridesharing Service Didi Chuxing Suspends Carpooling Option After Second Murder of Year

Chinese ridesharing service Didi Chuxing has suspended Hitch, its free/tip-supported carpooling component that allows passengers to ride along with drivers headed in the same direction, after the second murder of a passenger this year.

Scientists Accuse Big Tobacco of Trying to Undermine Anti-Smuggling Efforts Scientists Accuse Big Tobacco of Trying to Undermine Anti-Smuggling Efforts

In what might be one of the least shocking revelations ever, the authors of two recently published papers accuse tobacco companies of further dishonesty (you know, besides decades-long attempts to downplay the addictiveness of cigarettes). They allege the tobacco industry has been scheming to take over an…

Airline Employee Steals Plane From Sea-Tac Airport, Crashes After Being Tailed by Fighters Airline Employee Steals Plane From Sea-Tac Airport, Crashes After Being Tailed by Fighters

A 29-year-old airline employee “thought to be suicidal” stole a 76-seat Q400 turboprop plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) on Friday night, eventually crashing some 30 miles away with fighter jets on his tail, the New York Times reported. Local authorities confirmed he is dead.

Man Says FBI Is 'Blocking' Child Pornography on His Phone, Gets Arrested for Child Pornography Man Says FBI Is 'Blocking' Child Pornography on His Phone, Gets Arrested for Child Pornography

This week, 47-year-old Christopher Kruithof filed a complaint against the FBI, alleging that the federal law enforcement agency was blocking his phone after he viewed child pornography on it. They weren’t—police reportedly chalked it up to a ransomware virus.

Former Online Survey Worker Sentenced to 18 Months for Stealing $492,000 in Unclaimed Amazon Gift Cards Former Online Survey Worker Sentenced to 18 Months for Stealing $492,000 in Unclaimed Amazon Gift Cards

A Lexington, Kentucky man was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on Monday, the Department of Justice wrote in a press release, for a data heist in which he abused his status as an employee of online polling company IntelliSurvey Inc. to snatch up nearly half a million dollars in unclaimed Amazon gift cards.

Dozens Sentenced for Call Center Scam Where Victims Bought iTunes Gift Cards Under Threat of Arrest Dozens Sentenced for Call Center Scam Where Victims Bought iTunes Gift Cards Under Threat of Arrest

Dozens of defendants were sentenced to prison on a wealth of fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy charges relating to a complex call center scheme operating from India, the Department of Justice announced on Monday. A ring of scammers operating both in India and the U.S. coerced victims, the DoJ says, into…

Courts Halt Nevada's Disgusting Plan to Execute Convicted Killer With Untested Drug Cocktail Courts Halt Nevada's Disgusting Plan to Execute Convicted Killer With Untested Drug Cocktail

The execution of twice-convicted killer Scott Raymond Dozier in Nevada on Wednesday was postponed after pharmaceutical company Alvogen requested a federal judge prevent officials from botching an execution with their drug midazolam.

Kim Dotcom Is Almost Entirely Out of Chances to Avoid Being Extradited to the US Kim Dotcom Is Almost Entirely Out of Chances to Avoid Being Extradited to the US

Kim Dotcom, the former founder of defunct file hosting service Megaupload and its successor Mega, just lost another court battle to avoid extradition to the US on charges of copyright infringement and fraud.

Convicted 'Free Tablet' Fraudster Ordered to Pay Up $2.8 Million to Victims Convicted 'Free Tablet' Fraudster Ordered to Pay Up $2.8 Million to Victims

New York officials announced the conviction and sentencing of Nevada-based Sungame Corporation and its CEO Neil Chandran for grand larceny and securities fraud, saying the fraudsters would be forced to pay up $2.8 million to redress hundreds of people the company scammed with promises of free 3D tablets or go to jail.…

Authorities Arrest Man for Allegedly Threatening to Murder Ajit Pai's Children Authorities Arrest Man for Allegedly Threatening to Murder Ajit Pai's Children

Authorities arrested a California man on Friday who had allegedly sent several death threats to Ajit Pai, the Donald Trump-appointed chair of the Federal Communications Commission behind the death of net neutrality rules.

Feds Bust Over 35 Suspected Dark Web Vendors, Seizing Everything From Drugs to a Grenade Launcher Feds Bust Over 35 Suspected Dark Web Vendors, Seizing Everything From Drugs to a Grenade Launcher

The Department of Justice announced on Tuesday the “first nationwide undercover action to target vendors of illicit goods” on the dark web, the portion of the internet only accessible via specific software like the Tor network. According to the DOJ, the operation involved at least five federal agencies and entailed…

Man Gets 20 Years in Jail for Trying to Steal a Domain Name at Gunpoint Man Gets 20 Years in Jail for Trying to Steal a Domain Name at Gunpoint

There were 332,198 robberies in the US last year according to the FBI, but (probably) only one of them involved a man trying to forcibly steal a domain name. Now the man responsible for the bizarre instance of domain hijacking will spend 20 years in prison.

Trial Begins for Two Men, One a Pastor, Accused of Making Millions Off Hacked Press Releases Trial Begins for Two Men, One a Pastor, Accused of Making Millions Off Hacked Press Releases

The trial of two men who allegedly made $20 million in an insider trading scheme involving hackers who stole corporate press releases before they were public began in Brooklyn on Tuesday, Reuters reported, with prosecutors telling jurors they had “electronic communications, trading records and testimony from witnesses…

Soldier Who Stole 'Tank' Was Anti-Social Justice Coder Who Threw Support to Alleged Rapist Soldier Who Stole 'Tank' Was Anti-Social Justice Coder Who Threw Support to Alleged Rapist

A National Guard Soldier arrested Tuesday after stealing an armored personnel carrier Tuesday was cheered on by crowds online and even drew comparisons to Marvin Heemeyer (he of Killdozer fame).

Soldier Leads Virginia Police on Bonkers Mid-Speed Chase in Stolen Armored Vehicle

Virginia State Police arrested a soldier from the National Guard base at Fort Pickett in Blackstone on Tuesday after they fled in a stolen armored vehicle, WTVR reports, leading cops on what appears to have been about as close to a high-speed chase the trooper could achieve at the vehicle’s maximum speed of 40 miles…

Detroit Man Who Sold Diseased Body Parts Gets Nine Years in Prison Detroit Man Who Sold Diseased Body Parts Gets Nine Years in Prison

A Detroit body broker was sentenced to nine years in federal prison on Tuesday for hustling diseased organs.

Report: North Korea Pretty Good at the Cyber, Is Selling Stuff Like Facial Recognition Tech Abroad Report: North Korea Pretty Good at the Cyber, Is Selling Stuff Like Facial Recognition Tech Abroad

North Korean operatives could be involved in the design and sale of everything from VPNs and encryption software to fingerprint and facial recognition technology, according to a recent report that alleges it’s one way the country’s totalitarian government is generating new revenue.

Operator of Malware-Testing Service Scan4You Convicted on Three Federal Charges Operator of Malware-Testing Service Scan4You Convicted on Three Federal Charges

One of the men behind the Scan4You, a counter-antivirus tool used by cybercriminals to determine whether their malware would be flagged during routine security scans, has been convicted on three counts in federal court.

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