Items tagged with Arrest

We know that having Pokémon GO players wandering around your neighborhood can be annoying, but one Texan has taken this all too far. Nathan Cerda of Palmview,Texas threatened on Facebook to “purge” Pokémon GO players with “modified paintball guns”. He was arrested on July 16th for his “Terroristic Threat”. Cerda made made the following post on his Facebook page earlier this week. He remarked, “I know you stupid people are walking all over the place looking at the phone trying to find the Pokemon”. He commented that his sister was also going to be getting in on the “purge” action. The attack was supposed to occur at an event in the Rio Grande Valley. Someone reported... Read more...
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 companies involved were described in the indictment as suppliers of materials destined for Apple's iPhones... 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 data.BTW. Maple Story bills itself as the world's first side-scrolling MMORPG.  It's also... 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. Are the lights blipping?' And then each one would say, 'It should be working, it should be working.... 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 site also provided links to TV shows that were being illegally distributed.”With such a major blow... Read more...