A sting operation in Italy has yielded an unlikely cache of loot. Over 85,000 tons of freshly painted green olives were seized by police from food counterfeiters.
Been eating at Wendy’s? You might want to check your credit card statements: The restaurant chain has admitted that it’s investigating a credit card data breach.
Soon, police stations could have a lot more dirt on you than just your fingerprints. Cops could soon be taking 3D mugshots that’ll give them unprecedented details of your face, and they’ll store it in a creepy nanny state database to help nail crooks.
Netflix might have declared its plan to crack down on unblockers and VPNs to avoid users country-hopping, but there are still ways to view the different Netflix libraries from other regions. If you’re after one movie in particular, this global Netflix search engine will tell you where to take up virtual residence.
Blackberry already trades on the strength of its software’s security, so you’d think that a special $2,000 ultra-encrypted Berry would be a guarantee of privacy. According to Dutch police, not so much.
Two US federal marshals raided the booth of a Chinese hoverboard company earlier today at CES. The badged law enforcement agents collected all of the company’s one-wheeled “Trotter” electric skateboards, as well as all related marketing materials. It was dramatic.
Before you decide to shoot that drone out of your backyard, there are a few important things you need to know.
Time Magazine has put together an eye-popping chart showing every execution performed in the United States since 1770, and how each deed was done.
If you’ve shopped at Safeway in California or Colorado recently, you may want to check your bank accounts. The supermarket chain has admitted that it’s investigating card skimming attacks at several of its stores in those states.
A 21-year-old man has been arrested in the UK on suspicion of “unauthorised access” to a computer over the VTech hack, which saw the personal information of nearly 6.4 million children stolen from servers.
Remember that scene in Traffic where they mold cocaine into dolls? This kind of trickery happens in real life, too. A band of international smugglers recently got caught with over $370 million worth of cocaine disguised as 40 shipping pallets. No, the pallets weren’t filled with cocaine. The pallets were cocaine.
Auto-balancing skateboards, incorrectly but widely known as hoverboards, are this year’s must-have novelty toys for people bored of their selfie sticks. But it would seem they also have use for shoplifters who can’t be bothered to walk.
Here’s another reason to turn geotagging off: Police say a burglary suspect arrested in California last week used Instagram and Facebook’s geotagged posts to track his targets and steal their underwear.
Former Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges is going to prison for 71 months, or nearly six years, for stealing over $800,000 in Bitcoin from drug dealers while investigating the Silk Road.
Anonymous published a Pastebin file containing passwords and personal information from Paris climate summit attendees today, in what it describes as retaliation for the arrests of protestors outside of the talks.
Hunter Moore, animate STI and founder of revenge porn site Is Anyone Up, was sentenced to two years in prison yesterday. Moore pled guilty to hacking and identity theft earlier this year.
The Motion Picture Association of America, representing six major Hollywood studios, publishes anti-piracy guidelines for theaters that show its movies. This year, for a fun change of pace, they’re actually becoming more lenient.
A new kind of point-of-sale malware, which uses multiple layers of obfuscation and encryption to cover its tracks, has been identified by security researchers—and is being help up as the most complex software of its kind yet to be identified in the wild.
Few people have heard of Eliza Fenning today, but in 1815 she was the most famous wronged woman in England. Executed for a crime on flimsy evidence, she inspired a new age of scientific inquiry—and a character in Frankenstein.
It’s been an amazing week of secret histories on Gizmodo, and we wanted to finish up by sharing our own secret histories. Apparently, the family histories of Gizmodo staffers are full of criminal acts, shenanigans, and hanky panky. So it’s confession time ...