Watchdog finds prison failures before Whitey Bulger killing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The beating death of notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger at the hands of fellow inmates was the result of multiple layers of management failures, widespread incompetence and flawed policies at the Bureau of Prisons, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report Wednesday. At least six bureau workers should be disciplined, … Read more

Apple Kills Its Plan to Scan Your Photos for CSAM. Here’s What’s Next

In August 2021, Apple announced a plan to scan photos users stored in iCloud for child sexual abuse material (CSAM). The scheme was meant to be privacy-preserving and allow the company to flag potentially problematic and abusive content without revealing anything else. But the initiative was controversial and soon drew widespread criticism from privacy and … Read more

Fast intervention for 10 to 13-year-old ram raiders and robbers – new Govt package

Hundreds have attended a protest against the Government’s law and order policies in Queen St, Auckland. Video / Alex Burton The Government is looking to break the cycle for New Zealand’s youngest recidivist offenders through a new fast-track intervention approach aimed at 10 to 13-year-olds as part of a new youth crime package, the Herald … Read more

5 things to know for Dec. 7: Senate, Trump Organization, Gas prices, Apple, China

CNN — When astronauts snapped an image of Earth 50 years ago, no one knew it would become one of the world’s most widely reproduced photographs. The striking portrait of our planet, known as the “Blue Marble,” was taken on this day in 1972 – and still fills us with awe decades later. Here’s what … Read more

American teacher stuck in Singapore due to COVID-19 pandemic forged insurance letter to have surgery

SINGAPORE: An American teacher who was unable to travel home for regular medical treatment due to the COVID-19 pandemic forged an insurance letter and deceived a hospital into performing a surgical procedure worth about S$20,000 on him. Vericker Michael Gunderson, 43, was sentenced to a year’s jail on Wednesday (Dec 7). He pleaded guilty to … Read more

Man admits repeatedly committing incest on his intellectually disabled daughter

SINGAPORE: A man committed incest on his intellectually disabled daughter when his wife was not at home, first doing so on the pretext of “sexual education”. He received sex acts from her after that on at least four occasions. He would scold her for unrelated matters before accepting the acts from her as an “apology”. … Read more

Colorado gay club shooting suspect charged with hate crimes

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The suspect accused of entering a Colorado gay nightclub clad in body armor and opening fire with an AR-15-style rifle, killing five people and wounding 17 otherswas charged by prosecutors Tuesday with 305 criminal counts including hate crimes and murder. The counts against Anderson Lee Aldrich include 48 hate crime … Read more

Apple Sued Over AirTags Being Used By Alleged Stalkers

Photo: Apple A pair of women have filed a class action lawsuit against Apple after they claim their exes used the company’s quarter-sized AirTag trackers to stalk them. The lawsuit, viewed by Gizmodo, claims Apple’s alleged missteps around privacy considerations with AirTags amounts to negligence and violates California’s constitutional right to privacy. AirTags, according to … Read more

Alleged serial killer’s estranged wife says she is overwhelmed by survivor’s guilt: ‘Why did I get to survive’ – Winnipeg

The estranged wife of an alleged serial killer is grappling with her emotions and says she is overcome with extreme guilt after hearing her ex is now charged with first-degree murder for the killings of four Indigenous women. Erin Leszkovics said it was her biggest fear but she thought it was she who was going … Read more

Bill Cosby sued by 5 women in new sexual assault lawsuit – National

Actor Bill Cosby is facing new sexual assault and battery accusations after five women filed a lawsuit Monday under New York’s new Adult Survivors Act. Two actors who worked on The Cosby Show — Lili Bernard and Eden Tirl — are among the plaintiffs, reports ABC News. The other women listed include Jewel Gittens, Jennifer … Read more