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Virtual Bar Scenes Are a New Tool to Study Why People Commit Crimes in the Heat of the Moment

A young man enters a busy, dimly lit pub in Amsterdam alone to await the arrival of friends. A faint dance beat plays in the background. A drunken man approaches the bar and orders drinks in a loud, obnoxious manner. He proceeds to taunt the newcomer, burp in his face and bark, “What? Am I hitting on you or what?”On a virtual-reality (VR) headset where this scene plays out, a question is superimposed on the screen: “How do you feel at this moment?” The headset-wearer, who is watching the scene from the point of view of…

Pair convicted in sophisticated $3 million iPhone fraud

A scam that defrauded Apple out of millions of dollars’ worth of iPhones has led to the convictions of two of the perpetrators, with each facing up to 20 years in jail. Haotian Sun, 33, and Pengfei Xue, 33, both Chinese nationals, were found guilty by a federal jury on Tuesday for participating in what the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia described as a “sophisticated” scheme that tricked Apple into replacing fake phones with the genuine article. Between May 2017 and September 2019, Sun, Xue, and…

Tinder Launches Crackdown Against AI Scams, Dating Crimes; New ID Checks Require Passport, Video

 Tinder is expanding its identity verification program at a time when artificial intelligence (AI) can make it hard to tell who's real and crime is rising on dating apps. Tinder, the world's most popular dating platform, is rolling out the system in the US, the UK, Brazil and Mexico over the coming weeks and months. It's already been testing the feature in Australia and New Zealand, where people who had been verified saw a 67% increase in matches compared to those who didn't, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. …

Samsung Chairman Lee acquitted of financial crimes over merger of companies

Samsung Electronics Executive Chairman Lee Jae-yong, also known as JY Lee, was acquitted of stock manipulation and accounting fraud by a South Korean court on Monday over a controversial merger of two company affiliates back in 2015.The Seoul Central District Court ruled that prosecutors failed to prove that the merger of two of Samsung's affiliates, Samsung C&T and Cheil Industries, back in 2015, was unlawful.Prosecutors had claimed that the merger caused damage to shareholders and was done primarily to increase

Judgement at Tokyo by Gary J Bass review – of war crimes and punishment | History books

Every lawyer, politician and historian in Europe and America remembers Nuremberg, the trial of surviving Nazi leaders after the second world war. Few remember Tokyo, the international tribunal that arraigned the surviving Japanese leadership. And yet Tokyo lasted for more than two years (1946-8), as against Nuremberg’s brisk 11 months (1945-6), produced a far taller mountain of documents and – in contrast to the German trial – found every single defendant guilty. The Tokyo judges intended to build on Nuremberg’s…

Rajasthan Police Hackathon: Rajasthan Police to host hackathon to curb cyber crimes

Rajasthan Police will be organising a cyber hackathon will be organised in Jaipur from Wednesday to provide a platform to young cyber security experts, an official said on Monday. Director general of police (DGP), cyber crime, Ravi Prakash Mehrada, said the Rajasthan Police Cyber Hackathon 1.0 is being organised on January 17 and 18. Mehrada added that an attractive drone show was organised at the Rajasthan Police Academy last week. Elevate Your Tech Prowess with High-Value Skill CoursesOffering…

Chinese Teen Rescued After Being ‘Cyber Kidnapped’

A Chinese teenager has been returned to safety after being “cyber kidnapped.” Never heard of “cyber kidnapping”? Well, it’s an early front-runner for the hot new cybercrime trend of 2024.Let’s Eat a Chocolate Xbox ControllerPolice in the tiny community of Riverdale, Utah say that 17-year-old Chinese exchange student Kai Zhuang was the victim of a criminal plot in which online ghouls convinced him to trudge off into the mountains and stay there while they proceeded to extort his family out of tens of thousands of…

Insomniac Games hit by ransomware attack, leaking new game data

Insomniac Games Sony-owned studio Insomniac Games was hacked by a ransomware group, resulting in a leak of previously unknown details about Marvel’s Wolverine, as well as the studio and Sony’s future plans. Ransomware group Rhysida released around 1.67 terabytes of data obtained from Insomniac via a hack on Monday night, according to Cyber Daily. Reporting by Axios shows that the organization has a reputation for stealing personal information like Social Security numbers through cyberattacks on companies like…

Hunter Biden charged with tax crimes

Hunter Biden, the president’s son, was indicted Thursday in Los Angeles on several federal tax charges, marking the start of a second criminal case that will proceed during his father’s reelection campaign.Biden, who resides in Malibu, was accused of failing to timely pay his taxes from 2016 to 2019, one count of tax evasion, and filing false and fraudulent tax returns in 2018, according to the 56-page indictment.The nine-count indictment was unsealed on the eve of President Joe Biden’s arrival in Southern California for…

Disney Villains: Cruella De Vil #1 FOC Preview: Crimes of Fashion

Posted in: Comics, Dynamite, Preview | Tagged: See Cruella's comeback (sans pups) in Disney Villains: Cruella De Vil #1. Can jewel heists win back her rep? Preorder by Monday!Published Wed, 06 Dec 2023 08:27:07 -0600 by Jude Terror | Article Summary Disney Villains: Cruella De Vil #1 drops on 1/24 with high fashion hijinks. Preorder the jewel heist adventure by FOC on Monday, December 11th. Sweeney Boo and Miriana Puglia deliver chic art and story for Cruella's comeback. LOLtron malfunctions, plots…