• Kidnapping, Nigeria’s Quick Pay Day, Ransoms Its Future Crunch Network

    Kidnapping, Nigeria’s Quick Pay Day, Ransoms Its Future

    While the world lauded Nigeria’s noteworthy successes and worried about Boko Haram’s kidnappings and murders, most media ignored a troubling and growing kidnapping-for-profit racket. If Nigeria wants to convince the world she’s open for business and can lead the so-called MINT economies (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey), this kidnapping industry has to stop. Read More

  • Son Of Anti-Virus Maker Kaspersky Missing

    Ivan Kaspersky, the 20-year-old son of the founder of Russian anti-virus firm Kaspersky Labs is missing and believed to be kidnapped. According to Russian news organizations, the kidnappers are asking for 3 million euros for his safe return. Read More

  • MySpace Getting AMBER Alerts

    The next time you decide to plot the kidnapping of your neighbor’s kid for beer money, you may want to re-think what you’re doing: MySpace is now equipped to send out AMBER alerts for missing children. With increased pressure from activist groups and concerned parents, MySpace has partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children so that whenever a critical… Read More