News tagged with crime

Hacking incidents ignite fears over China

A series of brazen cyberattacks on America's most high-profile media outlets has revived concerns over Chinese hackers, who analysts say are likely linked to the secretive Beijing government.

dateFeb 02, 2013 in Internet
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WikiLeaks fundraising stunt draws Anonymous ire

(AP)—A fundraising campaign by secret-busting website WikiLeaks drew the ire of many within the Anonymous movement Friday, sparking an online spat which suggests a rift between WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange and some of ...

dateOct 12, 2012 in Internet
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Urban vegetation deters crime in Philadelphia

Contrary to convention, vegetation, when well-maintained, can lower the rates of certain types of crime, such as aggravated assault, robbery and burglary, in cities, according to a Temple University study, "Does vegetation ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Ruthless crime gangs driving global wildlife trade

Ruthless and heavily armed "criminal syndicates" linked to drug smugglers and militias are running the global wildlife trade and turning their guns on the park rangers tasked with protecting endangered species.

dateMar 09, 2013 in Ecology
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US destroys six-ton ivory stockpile

The United States has destroyed six tons of confiscated elephant ivory, in a move wildlife groups hailed as a bold message to criminal traffickers that the ivory is worthless.

dateNov 15, 2013 in Ecology
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A year on, Assange stays put in Ecuadorean Embassy

A year ago, Julian Assange skipped out on a date with Swedish justice. Rather than comply with a British order that he go to the Scandinavian country for questioning about sex crimes allegations, the WikiLeaks ...

dateJun 19, 2013 in Internet
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