crimes

Phone fraud detection service Next Caller raises $5 million

Fraud detection is a huge problem for retailers and the banking industry. But as companies fortify their defenses against fraudsters, the criminal element finds new weaknesses to exploit. The latest t

Thailand jails man for 35 years for Facebook posts that insulted its royal family

A man in Thailand has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after he was found guilty of insulting the country's royal family on Facebook. Identified only as Wichai, he is alleged to have published 10

Should Tech Companies Be Subject To The Fourth Amendment?

As courts grapple with how to apply the Fourth Amendment’s privacy provisions to online crime fighting, it may become difficult for law enforcement and technology companies to collaborate to fight t

Vlogger on Justin.tv catches his own home being burgled on camera

Ha! This modern age. Vlogging and lifecasting (shudder) site Justin.tv user Chowda633 went off to get ear surgery a while ago and returned to find several vital items missing from his apartment. Fortu

New York, ISPs target child porn found on Usenet

Usenet is in the news today, but not for something as trivial as downloading music or movies or anything, but for efforts against child pornography. New York’s attorney general, Andrew Cuomo, sa

Not smart: Kid breaks up with girlfriend, posts nude photos of her on MySpace. Oh, and she's underage.

Here’s a tip, kids. Next time you break up with your girlfriend, don’t post nude photos of her on MySpace. Especially if she’s underage. Yeah, it seems cool at first, but then those