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An Interactive Map Of Murder Rates Around The World

The interactive Homicide Monitor allows you to click on a country and see its murder count in a specific recent year, and the rate the number represents per 100,000 people. For some countries, you can also see the weapon most commonly used. (No surprise, the good ol’ USA has some of the more terrifying stats.)

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May 10th

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Gaming League Employee Turns 14,000 Users Into Bitcoin-Mining Zombies

A good Bitcoin mining rig is hard to find. They're expensive, they take up space, they wrack up huge energy bills. Not at all practical for your average ESEA gaming network employee. Nefarious code that turns 14,000 of your users into an unwitting personal bitcoin botnet? Totally doable.

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Brian Barrett

May 2nd

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Gaming League Employee Turns 14,000 Users Into Bitcoin-Mining Zombies

A good Bitcoin mining rig is hard to find. They're expensive, they take up space, they wrack up huge energy bills. Not at all practical for your average ESEA gaming network employee. Nefarious code that turns 14,000 of your users into an unwitting personal bitcoin botnet? Totally doable.

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Brian Barrett

May 2nd

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Gang Members Accept Cop’s Friend Request, Get Arrested, Are Idiots [Bad Ideas]

The first rule of Brooklyn's notorious Brower Boys gang is: You don't talk about the Brower Boys gang. The second is: Unless it's on Facebook, then it's totally fine. Oh, but maybe accept a cop's friend request before you do? More »


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Brian Barrett

May 31st

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Idiot Steals Gas from Cop Car, Posts Picture on Facebook, Goes Directly to Jail [Bad Ideas]

This is Michael Baker. Michael is 20 years old, lives in Kentucky, and likes The Bucket List on Facebook. I know these things because Michael has not activated his Facebook privacy settings, which is something that's recommended in most cases but absolutely essential if you're going to post pictures of yourself stealing gas from a cop car on your wall. More »


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Brian Barrett

April 19th

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Bad Apple Store Genius Stole $16,000 in iPhones [True Crime]

The Apple Store in Charlotte's Northlake Mall is presumably like any other: clean, crisp, tidy. But underneath the pristine veneer, an unidentified employee spent nearly six weeks this winter stealing iPhone after iPhone from the Genius Room. Twenty-five handsets, to be precise, worth $16,425 retail. Steal different! More »


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Brian Barrett

February 22nd

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Sick Bastard Busted for Streaming Cartoon Porn in a McDonald’s PlayPlace [Crime]

53-year old Ronnie Hobbs was arrested when police spotted him watching cartoon porn, on his laptop, in plain sight, while sitting inside a McDonald's PlayPlace. More »


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Roberto Baldwin

September 19th

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This Idiot Casually Stole 250 Gallons of Gas from a Local Citgo [Bad Ideas]

On the right, you're looking at Yoenis Cristo Banos, who's currently out on bail for a felony theft charge in Broward County, Florida. On the left? The silly gas-sucking system that got him there. More »


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Brian Barrett

September 9th

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Murder by Facebook [Crime]

Six months after the murder of 19-year old student Jason Rodriguez, Orlando police have finally arrested a suspect. Six months. That's how long it took to untangle the digital detritus of one of the most twisted internet-enabled crimes in memory. More »


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Brian Barrett

August 2nd

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