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On Friday, federal authorities arrested a midlevel Apple global supply manager, Paul Shin Devine, for accepting kickbacks worth over $1 million from half a dozen unnamed Asian suppliers. The federal indictment named both Devine and Andrew Ang, of Singapore, on 23 counts of wire fraud, money laundering and kickbacks. According to the indictment, Devine, 37, used his position at Apple to obtain confidential information. That was shared with Ang, as well as other Apple suppliers. The information gave the suppliers an edge in contract negotiations, for which Devine and Ang were both paid. The... Read more...
It's no secret that online gamers are crazy over MMORPGs in Asia.  Sometimes, it seems, as in this case, they are crazy period.A Japanese woman, 43, committed virtual murder after her virtual husband (yes, only in the world of the game Maple Story) virtually divorced her.  Yep, in reality, it was all a simulation, as is what she did next.Apparently she had acquired his password from one of his co-workers, so she logged into the game --- and deleted his avatar.  While some might say, "so what," she's been arrested on suspicion of illegally accessing a computer and manipulating electronic... Read more...
No, no one at the ISP was arrested, so strike that from your mind.  In this case, it was Carol Sinclair, a 53-year-old Halifax actress and playwright.  Her service went down, and in a typical finger-pointing episode, the ISP pointed a finger at her PC, and she pointed at the ISP.  Eventually, she lied to get them to come out (that's not the reason for the arrest, however), as she had a deadline to meet and was running out of time.  "I was polite the first 20 times I talked to them," she told The Globe and Mail. "But each one gave me the same routine: 'Is the modem connected.... Read more...
Anyone who is trafficking in illicit copies of copyrighted media beware!  A major blow against global piracy was made recently in the United Kingdom when tv-links.co.uk was shut down and its management arrested.“The arrest and the closure of the site - www.tv-links.co.uk - came during an operation by officers from Gloucestershire County Council trading standards in conjunction with investigators from Fact and Gloucestershire Police.Fact claims that tv-links.co.uk was providing links to illegal film content that had been camcorder recorded from cinemas and then uploaded to the internet. The... Read more...