Stalkerware vendor Retina-X capitulates to vigilante hacker, shuts down "indefinitely"

Retina-X sold a bunch of spyware apps (PhoneSheriff, TeenShield, SniperSpy and Mobile Spy) that they advised parents to sneak onto their kids' devices, jealous men to sneak onto their girlfriends' devices, and bosses to sneak onto their employees' devices, in order to covertly track their location data, steal their photos and videos, and spy on calls, keystrokes and texts. Read the rest

Man faces 7 years for disabling red light cameras

Stephen Ruth, a self-styled "Red Light Robin Hood," pleaded not guilty to 17 charges of disabling red light cameras in Suffolk County, New York. If convicted, he could serve up to seven years in prison. Ruth uses a painter's extension rod to tilt cameras to face the sky, and also snips the cameras' power wires. He said he does it because the county recently reduced yellow-light times from 5 to 3 seconds to increase revenue generated by fines, and that the time change has increased the number of accidents.

"They call it a crime. I call it saving lives,” [Ruth] told the affiliate. “I never hid from my actions. I believe in what I’m doing, and I’m only trying to save lives.”

A Suffolk County study concluded in April that about half the intersections with red-light cameras have seen an uptick in accidents following the installation of cameras in 2010, while other intersections saw a drop.

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Cosplayer attacks man on subway for eating sunflower seeds

Don't watch this video if you don't want to see an attack that results in bloodshed.

In this video, which may have been taken in Shanghai, a young man throws seed shells on the floor of a subway car in defiance of other passengers telling him to stop. Suddenly, a man in a costume runs up and violently attacks the litterbug with a rubber hammer, drawing blood. The attacker is accompanied by a woman in costume. Are they cosplayers or misguided real-life superheroes? It's hard to tell. Read the rest