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August 2011

Chinese retailers hijack the Ikea experience

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KUNMING, China (Reuters) – Nestled in a sleepy southern district of Kunming city in southwest China, is a 10,000 square meter, four-story building that could make Swedish furniture giant Ikea uneasy.

July 2011

’500,000 abortions performed in Taiwan last year’

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Taipei (The China Post/ANN) – Amid the very real concerns of Taiwan’s declining birthrate, advocates for children and youth health Saturday (July 16) pointed out that within the last year, up to 500,000 women underwent abortions.

Family ties earn this Smart Cover knock-off a Samsung certification and a place on their store shelves

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Apple is suing “the copyist” Samsung because they “imitate the appearance of Apple’s products to capitalize on Apple’s success”. Be that as it may, the similarities between the two tech giant’s gadgets are nothing compared to what other Asian knockoffs are doing for a living. Like Anymode Corp., which is in the business of designing, manufacturing and selling a blatant Smart Cover rip-off, pictured above and below.

Chinese manufacturers reportedly using Apple-rejected displays for iPad clones

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Asian industry sources have suggested that second-grade touch panels that don’t pass Apple’s quality standards for the iPad 2 are making their way into Chinese “white-box” iPad clones, according to a new report.

Australian teen charged over ‘egging’ death

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A 14-year-old Australian boy was charged Monday with manslaughter over the stabbing death of a woman who complained after her house and car were allegedly pelted with eggs.

June 2011

Hostage-Taker Updated Facebook During Armed Standoff

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While social media has demonstrated its utility in all kinds of unexpected areas, some of the most interesting applications have been discovered by criminals, who use social media to perpetrate elaborate frauds, identify vacation-going burglary subjects, and steal online identities. And it seems like resourceful outlaws are finding new, surprising applications for social media every day. Here’s a good one: social media as a communications platform in armed standoffs.

Mac technician accused of installing spyware to photograph women

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A 20-year-old computer technician working as a Mac repairman was arrested by police in southern California on Wednesday for allegedly installing spyware on laptops that he fixed, thereby enabling him to gain control of the computer’s webcam and remotely take photos of women in various states of undress.

March 2011

Student used spyware to steal passwords, change grades

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A former high school senior from Orange County, California, has pleaded guilty to charges that he installed spyware on school computers in order to boost his grades.

February 2011

No Pants Subway Ride In Taiwan

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A Taiwanese sporting goods brand had the brilliant idea that a crowd of 20 pantless Taiwanese models traipsing through Taipei subways

Donaire TKOs Montiel, bags bantamweight crowns

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MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – Filipino bantamweight boxer Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire proved himself relentless after dethroning Mexican opponent Fernando Montiel in their headliner fight at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila).

‘Darth Vader’ commercial goes viral

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A new TV advert for the 2012 Volkswagen Passat is currently making viral waves on social networks like Twitter and Facebook.

December 2010

Wife attacks husband’s alleged mistress in Manila mall

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A scandalous Youtube video that is fast going viral shows a certain woman in an orange shirt attacking an alleged mistress (in a black cardigan and white shirt) in a mall in Manila (supposedly Market! Market!). In the video, the woman chases the supposed mistress, grabs her hair, and throws her on the floor, inadvertently giving the crowd that has gathered a peek of what looks like the latter’s black panties.

Cow seduces Indonesian man

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An 18-year-old man on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali claimed he was seduced by a cow after being caught having sex with the animal.

Teacher sex scandal results in three-year sentence

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April E. Seville, 35, has been sent behind bars for three years for having sex with her 16-year-old student.

Axl Rose suing Activision for $20M over Guitar Hero III

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Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock set a record in 2009, when it became the first multiplatform console title to generate more than $1 billion in revenue.

November 2010

Bunny-crushing videos stir outrage online

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BEIJING (AFP) – A group of “crush fetishists” has caused an online storm in China after uploading graphic videos showing attractive young Chinese women crushing small rabbits.

Judge Orders Cops to Stop Harassing Superheroes

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You’d think Wolverine, Batman, Superman, Catwoman and Iron Man would collectively hold enough superpower to keep the cops at bay.

Handy Comic Guide to iPhone, Android, Blackberry Users

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C-Section Comics pretty much hit the nail on the head with this take on the big three brands of smartphone users, how they see themselves and how they see each other. Click the image for a full-size view.

October 2010

Russian Hacker Bust: Is the FBI Chasing Mules?

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The FBI wanted poster looks like a yearbook page from a Russian provincial college. Seventeen men and women from Eastern Europe, mostly between the ages of 19 and 22, with bad skin, nerdy haircuts and no resemblance to your stereotypical bank robbers.

Flight attendants’ union calls Cebu Pacific’s “safety dance” gimmick “sexist,” Gabriela says it’s “exploitative”

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Cebu Pacific’s “safety dance,” demonstrated by its flight attendants in a viral video, has come under fire for supposedly being “sexist” and “exploitative.” A union called the Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines (FASAP) said in a statement posted on ANC’s Facebook account that the “stereotyping of flight attendants as entertainers will surely have a negative and sexist impact in the minds of the public.”

August 2010

Torrentreactor.net claims to have bought Russian village and renamed it “Torrentreactor”

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Remember when the Pirate Bay tried to raise enough money to buy the Principality of Sealand? Well, this is a bit different. Torrentreactor.net, one of the most popular torrent sites on the Internet today, says it has bought the small village of Gar, in the Tomsk province of Russia. The single requirement was that the town rename itself to “Torrentreactor.”

July 2010

500 Worst Passwords

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I was exploring some cool, funny and interesting pictures on the web, when I stumbled on this “500 worst password” image on Flickr.

Hacker arrested for spying on schoolgirls via their own webcams

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A man has been arrested for spying on more than 150 girls in their bedrooms by hacking into their computers and using their webcams to watch them, provoking warnings that others will be doing the same thing.

June 2010

Computer hacker used fraud money to buy Porsche and gold

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Alistair Peckover, 21, systematically defrauded legitimate online businesses and unsuspecting members of the public with his self-taught computer skills. Peckover, of London Road, Hailsham, East Sussex, was jailed for 20 months at Southend Crown Court in Essex after admitting two counts of fraud.

Philippine wrestles with ‘Jejemon’ cyber-dialect

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The Philippines is wrestling with what authorities say is a language monster invading youth-speak in Internet social networks and mobile phone text messaging. The phenomenon has triggered enormous social debate, with the government declaring an “all out war” against the cyber-dialect, called ‘jejemon’, but the Catholic church defending it as a form of free expression.

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