Toronto Van Plows Into Pedestrians, Leaves Bloody Carnage

A tragic happening took place in Toronto on Monday, killing at least ten and injuring at least fifteen, according to authorities. A white rental Ryder van began its killing spree by running over a pedestrian and then started plowing into people on the sidewalk. This incident was not deemed as terrorism, even though the driver committed this crime intentionally. The police force ensures the people that “The city is safe”, clearing the air of fear and wariness in Toronto. The driver was identified as Alek Minassian, age 25. He is…

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Prison Riot in South Carolina Turns Deadly, Seven Left Dead

On Sunday night, April 15th, a riot broke out in a maximum-security prison in South Carolina, leading to the death of seven inmates and left seventeen injured. The riot began at around 7:15 p.m. at the Lee Correctional Institution. Amongst the inmates are some of the most violent, longest-serving criminals of the state. The riot was not pacified until almost 3 a.m. the next morning. The riot was described as “multiple inmate-on-inmate altercations”. Within the institution, there are about 1,500 male inmates and it’s about 40 miles east of the…

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Hackers Target Major Fashion Retailers, Are You at Risk?

A group of hackers have infringed on a number of department stores in New York. The retail stores involved are subsidiary companies of Hudson’s Bay Co. Technology has done wonders to the world and has undoubtedly made many of our daily tasks easier. Yet again, we cannot deny the fact that it has also complicated several aspects of our lives. This is clearly evident in light of recent events. Even though technology could be used to better a society, it could just be as easily abused by transgressors. This is…

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Virtual Currency, Physical Violence

Holders of significant digital funds are being threatened with physical violence as thieves seek to rob the digitally wealthy of their cryptocurrency funds. Those with wealth have always been targeted. This is only different because of the anonymity cryptocurrency affords and the catchup game law enforcement is playing to prevent it coupled with the fact that the value of cryptocurrency has soared in the last year. Last month in Phuket, Thailand, thieves robbed a young Russian man, holding him hostage in his apartment until he logged into his computer to…

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Password Psychology & SplashData’s List

SplashData released its 2017 worst passwords list on Tuesday with ‘starwars’ taking the sixteenth slot. The company warned against picking overused combinations, but the psychology behind passwords implied that a majority of people will not change their ways. They continued to protect their information with the basic, boring “12345” and “starwars” when users could be using passwords like “AdobeWan.” Number 16, “starwars,” fell right below “abc123,” according to SplashData. “Other newbies include the self-explanatory “letmein” (No. 7), the sweet “iloveyou” (No. 10) and the flippant “whatever” (No. 23).” The basic…

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