KTVA: New database lists all Alaskans known missing since 1960. “The Alaska Department of Public Safety has completed a project to list online everyone known to be missing in Alaska from 1960 to Dec. 1, 2019. There are 1,240 names.”
CNN: A Facebook rumor about white vans is spreading fear across America . “Terrifying rumors initially propelled by Facebook’s algorithms have sparked fears that men driving white vans are kidnapping women all across the United States for sex trafficking and to sell their body parts. While there is no evidence to suggest this is happening, much less on a national, coordinated scale, a series of viral Facebook (FB) posts created a domino effect that led to the mayor of a major American city issuing a warning based on the unsubstantiated claims.”
Mid-Day: Mumbai Crime: Man Dials ‘BMC Helpline’ Listed On Google To File Complaint, Loses Rs 25,000. “In yet another case of online fraud related to animal services listed on Google’s search engine, a 26-year-old Sakinaka resident, who wished to complain about stray dogs, ended up losing Rs 25,000 after he called on what was supposedly the civic body’s helpline.” 25,000 Indian rupees is almost $350 USD. And unfortunately this is happening way too often in India.
The Register: Europol wipes out 30,000+ piracy sites, three suspects cuffed to walk the legal plank. “In total, Europol says it was able to shut down 30,506 domains. They also arrested three people, seized 26,000 pieces of clothing and perfume, grabbed 363 litres of alcohol (about 10 Reg holiday parties), an unspecified number of hardware devices, and upwards of €150,000 in bank and online payment accounts.”
Deutsche Welle: Germany’s top court upholds murderer’s right to be forgotten. “Germany’s Constitutional Court has upheld the right of a man convicted of murder in 1982 to have his name removed from the internet. The man’s full name appeared in the online archive of a major news magazine.”
WPTV: Google Glasses records video of gun pointed at driver during road rage in Miami-Dade County. “Police in South Florida arrested a suspected gunman after Google Glasses recorded him pulling out a gun during a road-rage incident.” I guess in that kind of situation Google Glasses would beat the heck out of a dash cam.
Motherboard: Authorities Arrest Alleged Member of Group That Hacked Jack Dorsey. “Authorities have arrested an individual who is allegedly part of The Chuckling Squad, a hacker group that in August compromised the Twitter account of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, according to law enforcement and criminal sources. The group also claimed responsibility for hacks of other celebrities, including actress Chloë Grace Moretz.”