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Most Gangs Too Gangster to Talk About Gang Business Online

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(Photo: Inquisitr) Google Ideas, the search giant’s “think/do tank,” recently funded a study about Internet usage among gang members. Fast Company reports on the results, and surprise, surprise: Rather than committing complicated cyber crimes or crowd-funding gun purchases, their main activities involve “self-promotion and braggadocio.” Primarily by posting YouTube videos. Gang members, they’re...
Most Gangs Too Gangster to Talk About Gang Business Online

Gillmor Gang: Tablet Stakes

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Gillmor Gang: Tablet Stakes The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — played Minority Report The Home Version as Google entered the Tablet Wars. The Nexus 7 or some such is actually a phenomenal device, and brings the Goog back from the Slow...
Gillmor Gang: Tablet Stakes

New social media policy lets NYPD cops troll Facebook under fake names

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Even if the innocent has nothing to hide, there’s no doubt that a new social media policy issued by the NY Police Department is raising concerns among the public. Initially reported by NY Daily News, NYC Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has issued a memo that essentially allows officers to register...
New social media policy lets NYPD cops troll Facebook under fake names

NYPD Captures 63 Gang Members Because They Referred to Guns as 'Biscuits' on Facebook

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A "sandwich." (Photo: Hashgram) Gangs may soon join teens in the “totally over Facebook” collective. The NYPD announced yesterday that it has arrested 63 members from three East Harlem gangs, after they left a trail of evidence boasting about their exploints online. Authorities said the members—all men, 16 to 25—are responsible...
NYPD Captures 63 Gang Members Because They Referred to Guns as 'Biscuits' on Facebook

Bushwick Gang Members Caught After They Overshared On Facebook

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Police were able to friend the dirty perpetrators and then cross-check the victims' statements with the suspects' Facebook feeds. A gang's two-year reign of terror in Brooklyn has ended thanks to some nifty Facebook work by NYPD. Members of the TBO gang (established 2003) had been facebragging their exploits--...
Bushwick Gang Members Caught After They Overshared On Facebook

Oculus Rift Pays Tribute To Its Brilliant Co-Founder

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Oculus VR -- the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset -- paid tribute to its co-founder and lead engineer Andrew Reisse over the weekend. Last Thursday, Reisse was struck and killed by a car involved in a high-speed chase while walking across the street in a crosswalk. The...
Oculus Rift Pays Tribute To Its Brilliant Co-Founder

Parallel Mafia bringing the future of organized crime to mobile devices and (possibly) Facebook

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Developer PerBlue is following up sleeper location-based hit Parallel Kingdom with Parallel Mafia, a new social location game for iOS and Android devices that lets players establish a criminal empire in a cyberpunk future. Parallel Mafia casts players as future criminals and gang members, staking out territories of real world cities they...
Parallel Mafia bringing the future of organized crime to mobile devices and (possibly) Facebook

If Most Crime Involves A 'Cyber' Element, Can't We Just Call It Crime Instead Of Cybercrime?

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It is a standing modern truth that you can take a scary word in the English language and turbocharge its terror factor by putting the word "cyber" in front of it. Don't believe me? Murder. Some guy stabs or shoots me. Cyber-murder. Holy crap! A dude can reach through...
If Most Crime Involves A 'Cyber' Element, Can't We Just Call It Crime Instead Of Cybercrime?

Janet Tavakoli: U.S. Recession Breeds Escalating Violent Crime

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The Wall Street Journal reported that violent crime is down in the big cities in the U.S., saying this breaks the pattern between economic downturns and an increase in crime. Supposedly this is because policing has advanced, not because human nature has changed. I do not believe the article is...
Janet Tavakoli: U.S. Recession Breeds Escalating Violent Crime
Bitter pill: life-saving HIV drugs fuel crime and addiction in South Africa

How a Homegrown Mobile System Helps Police Bust Gang Members

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A local police force built a mobile-data system to quickly access the records officers need to make arrests....
How a Homegrown Mobile System Helps Police Bust Gang Members

Oculus Rift lead engineer and co-founder Andrew Reisse killed

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33-year-old Andrew Reisse, co-founder of Oculus VR and lead engineer on the Oculus Rift head-mounted virtual reality display, was killed Thursday evening in Santa Ana, California, while crossing the street at a cross walk. Reisse was struck by a speeding car involved in a high-speed police chase. Andrew Reisse...
Oculus Rift lead engineer and co-founder Andrew Reisse killed
A lot of companies claim to change the world. Homeboy Industries actually does

Google Ideas: joining the fight against drug cartels and other illicit networks

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Violent illicit networks represent a trillion-dollar problem that affects every society in the world and claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year. For example, more than 50,000 people have died in the past five years as a result of the ongoing war in Mexico between rival drug cartels. And...
Google Ideas: joining the fight against drug cartels and other illicit networks

Proposed Law Would Require ID To Buy Prepaid Phones

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Hugh Pickens writes "The Washington Post reports that Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) have introduced legislation that would require buyers to present identification when purchasing a prepaid cellphone and require phone companies to keep the information on file, as they do with users of landline...
Proposed Law Would Require ID To Buy Prepaid Phones
iTunes and Amazon royalty payments used to steal £500,000 by British gang

Word to the Wise: Don't Use Facebook to Threaten a Cop

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IDK? (Photo: Inquisitr) Here’s the thing about building a massive platform for social interaction: You don’t just get the high school graduation pics and the wedding announcements. You get all ugly stuff, too. Hence the threat reportedly made this weekend against one of the NYPD’s more digitally savvy cops. The...
Word to the Wise: Don't Use Facebook to Threaten a Cop

Carder Forced Gang Members to Have Sex to Weed Out Undercover Feds

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The mastermind of a carding gang in Georgia devised a novel way for weeding out undercover Feds from his operation -- he forced members to have group sex, according to a local police detective who helped bust the ring....
Carder Forced Gang Members to Have Sex to Weed Out Undercover Feds
Google+ scores Digital Chocolate’s Gangs of Boomtown as an exclusive social game

Fraud baron forced henchmen into S&M orgies to prove loyalty – cops

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Card cloner's 'bizarre initiation test' to weed out undercover Feds A US card cloner forced would-be gang members to take part in group sex sessions as part of an initiation ceremony designed to weed out undercover cops, according to a detective.…...
Fraud baron forced henchmen into S&M orgies to prove loyalty – cops

In Defense of Loitering

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Not long after American inner cities started to empty of street life in the 1960s and 70s, government officials went for the benches. Benches encourage people to sit still. And sitting still is a quasi-crime in urban America commonly known as “loitering.” You may recognize its related anti-social behaviors:...
In Defense of Loitering
For American gangsters, the internet is not much of a G thing

Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised?

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From hard porn to broken injunctions, the unfettered web has played havoc with the law. But moves are afoot to tame itWhen a south London teenager uploaded a series of amateur rap videos to YouTube, he had no reason to believe they would make legal history.But the videos, a vivid...
Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised?

Some Jerk FDNY Lt. Thought Passover Was a Good Time to Call Bloomberg 'King Jew' on Twitter

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(Photo: Instagram/cara_ra_ra) Perhaps the FDNY should incorporate social media etiquette into its intense training sessions. The department and its well-connected aspirants have been responsible for a rash of racist tweets recently. This time it involves 34-year-old EMS Lieutenant Timothy Dluhos who recently went tirade involving racist, anti-semitic and anti-Asian remarks...
Some Jerk FDNY Lt. Thought Passover Was a Good Time to Call Bloomberg 'King Jew' on Twitter

Credit Card Conman Forced Gang Members to Have Sex to Weed Out Undercover Feds [Sex]

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The mastermind of a carding gang in Georgia devised a novel way for weeding out undercover Feds from his operation – he forced members to have group sex, according to a local police detective who helped bust the ring. More »...
Credit Card Conman Forced Gang Members to Have Sex to Weed Out Undercover Feds [Sex]

Harry Brown: The Movie In Which Alfred Turns Into Bloody Batman [Movie Night]

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I love Michael Caine. He's one of the last Great Ones of cinema history. Harry Brown is one of his best acting jobs, the story of "a retired Marine who decides to take the law into his own hands" after some gang members murder his last living friend. More »...
Harry Brown: The Movie In Which Alfred Turns Into Bloody Batman [Movie Night]

Kingpin's Online Bragging About Strippers and Parties Leads to Cocaine Delivery Service Bust

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Not smart. (Photo: Hashgram) There are limits on how much your social media presence should reflect your personal brand. For starters: It’s probably best not to brag about your highly illegal drug-dealing activities. On Friday, the NYPD announced it had arrested 41 alleged gang members after one of their higher ranking...
Kingpin's Online Bragging About Strippers and Parties Leads to Cocaine Delivery Service Bust

How alleged crooks used ATM skimmers to compromise thousands of accounts

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Federal authorities have charged two men suspected of running an international operation that used electronic devices planted at automatic teller machine locations to compromise more than 6,000 bank accounts. The operation—which targeted Capital One, J. P. Morgan Chase, and other banks—netted, or attempted to net, about $3 million according...
How alleged crooks used ATM skimmers to compromise thousands of accounts

Chicago Morgue Now Publishing Photos of the Unidentified Dead

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(wikipedia) We’ve heard cops are pinning mugshots and sifting through social media for gang members. But this report from Chicago’s Fox 32 News might be the eeriest Internet use case yet: The local medical examiner is now publishing pictures of the faces and identifying markers of the unidentified dead. The goal is...
Chicago Morgue Now Publishing Photos of the Unidentified Dead

Young girls using Facebook to 'advertise' to older gang members

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As gang prevention programmes target children at risk of involvement, police warn that girls are particularly vulnerableGirls as young as 13 are posting explicit photographs on Facebook to "advertise" themselves to older gang members, police say.The children, who are often already involved on the periphery of street gangs, are putting...
Young girls using Facebook to 'advertise' to older gang members
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