apple
Mother Bequeaths iPad to Son But Apple Won't Unlock It

When you die, don't forget to include your Apple ID in your will. Because, if happen to bequeath any Apple devices to friends and family, they'll be useless hunks of metal and glass without the secret word. At least, that's what we're left believing after a standoff between Apple and a dead mother's sons. Read More >>

bitcoin
The Six Biggest Bitcoin Heists in History

Ever since a single Bitcoin became worth a small fortune, there have been people trying to steal them. Sure, there have some small-time thieves who've stolen a few hundred pounds worth of Bitcoin here and there. But there have also been heists. Massive, highly orchestrated attacks that lead to millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency changing hands. And they just keep happening. Read More >>

apps
This New App Wants to Fight Your Parking Tickets For You

It's happened to all of us. You get back to your car after a delicious brunch or productive visit to the bookstore only to find a demonic little slip of paper tucked under your windshield wiper. "But the machine was broken!" you think. "I'm going to contest this!" you say to yourself. No, you're not. Read More >>

wtfriday
Naked Van Driver Chased by Six Police Cars and a Helicopter Down the M1

A man's been arrested after a chase along the M1 that started when members of the public reported a crazed van driver to police. The "naked and erratic" man was eventually stopped near St Albans, arrested, and has since been charged with dangerous driving. No charges have been filed relating to the nudity, so presumably nude driving is OK. [Huffington Post] Read More >>

crime
Nun Goes Nuclear in Bizarre Weapons Facility Blood & God Protest

84-year-old nun Sister Megan Rice got herself a 35-month jail sentence in the US, after she was found guilty of breaking into a nuclear weapons storage plant and daubing it with religious messages. And, belying the traditional image of the polite nun, she spread human blood around the place too. Read More >>

crime
A Gadget Used to Scan the Leaning Tower of Pisa is Helping Police Fight Crime

Three-dimensional scanners are one of the newest and most futuristic gadgets in a police investigator's toolkit. These clever little handheld devices can create 3D models of a crime scene in mere minutes. Excitingly, the technology just keeps getting better. Read More >>

crime
Best Dad in the World* Steals £40,000 of Lego

A Lego police helicopter was hastily assembled and scrambled in the skies above a West Yorkshire business park, after thieves were discovered to have stolen £40,000 worth of Lego. So be on the lookout for shady men offering you discounted minifigs in pubs. Read More >>

security
Somebody Hacked Into Silk Road 2 and Stole All the Bitcoins

Bad news, you lovers of liberty and cryptocurrency. Somebody just hacked into the resurrected version of the Silk Road (a.k.a. Silk Road 2) and stole everybody's money. And since that money was all in the form of Bitcoin, there's no way to get it back. Read More >>

crime
If You Need a Fake Passport Head to Jersey, Where it's Legal to Make One... For Now

Here's a weird pub quiz question for you -- where can you currently fake up a passport and not get in trouble? Answer: In Jersey, where, for some odd historical reason, the laws have never been updated to make the mocking up of passports illegal. Read More >>

wtf
Former Ukip Spokesman is Convicted "Kidnapping Gang Boss"

This week's Ukip membership scandal involves the case of Mujeeb ur Rehman Bhutto, who was, until recently, the Ukip Commonwealth spokesman. Bhutto has a grim past, though, being handed a seven-year jail term in 2005 for running a kidnapping gang in Karachi and collecting a £56k ransom. That's a bit too much madness even for Ukip, so he's out. [BBC] Read More >>

wtf
Romantic Picnic Goes Astray When (Alleged) IT Consultant/Sheep Molester Turns Up

The classic romantic scene: grassy meadows, songbirds tweeting, sheep munching on grass and...a naked 61-year-old IT consultant trying to get it on? Read More >>

chatroom
Should a Supermarket Skip-Diver Really Find Himself in Trouble With the Law?

Paul May, a 35 year-old freelance web designer is to face magistrates charged under a little-known section of the 1824 Vagrancy Act. Why? Because he took food from an Iceland's supermarket skip which was otherwise destined for a landfill. That's harsh. Read More >>

giz explains
What are Quaaludes, the Drug The Wolf of Wall Street Makes Look So Fun?

If you've watched The Wolf of Wall Street, Leo DiCaprio's sex-and-narcotics-fuelled romp through the rise and fall of a dodgy Wall Street trading firm, you've probably wondered about the magic pills that left Leo crashing helicopters and crawling around his living room: Quaaludes. Read More >>

privacy
The FBI Seized all of TorMail's Data and is Using it to Catch Hackers

If you had any faith left in anonymous email services, now would be the time to let that go. New court documents show that in chasing down associates of Freedom Hosting, the FBI managed to download the entire email database of TorMail. And now it's using that information to take on the Darknet. Read More >>

bitcoin
Report: Bitcoin Exchange CEO Arrested for Running Illegal Wire Service

The US Justice Department has formerly charged the CEO of Bitcoin exchange Bitinstant.com with running an illegal wire service, and according to reports by the New York Post's Kaja Whitehouse, he's just been arrested at JFK Airport. Uh oh. Read More >>

crime
Police Crime Scenes Get a High Tech Aid in 3D-Scanning

Documenting a crime scene well is super important. Once it gets reopened to the public, there's no going back. You can take all the pictures you want, and they might not cut it, but the Roswell Police have a new future-cop style trick: scanning everything. Read More >>

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