From our friends at the Daily Dot: For two weeks last year, the FBI commandeered and ran a child porn site frequented by more than 5,600 pedophiles who shared more than 10,000 images, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The agents raided the service in November, at which point they apparently gained administrative access.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: A recent undercover sting in Mobile, Ala., provides a window into the secret world of coded language pedophiles use online. And it’s shockingly simplistic.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: Authorities in Union County, N.J., have issued an arrest warrant for Caleb Lawrence McGillvary. You probably know him better as Kai the homeless hitchhiker, the colorful interview subject who saved two people’s lives from a racist in West Fresno, Calif., with a “SMASH” from his handy hatchet in February.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: What is the Facebook profile of a suspected kidnapper and rapist like? Pretty boring, actually.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: Two seventh-grade New Jersey girls have been pulled out of school and are allegedly facing charges after posting a 20-minute YouTube video said to include a list of over a dozen classmates they wanted to kill, and descriptions of how they would do it.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: What happened during the Thursday night Watertown, Mass., firefight between the Tsarnaev brothers and local authorities? A new blog post by local resident Andrew Kitzenberg sheds light on the events that transpired.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: Italian kids are giving new meaning to the phrase “eat sh** and die.” One such adolescent is currently under investigation at his Treviso boarding school for locking a former friend into a bathroom and forcing him to eat human waste and lick the bowl of a dirty porcelain toilet.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: Rehtaeh Parsons was just 15 years old when she was allegedly raped by four boys at friend’s home in 2011. She was just 17 when she hanged herself in the bathroom of the family’s home in Nova Scotia. Between those two extremes of extraordinary violence, Rehtaeh lived as a perpetual victim.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: Eight lawyers appeared in court Tuesday to testify about operations for Prenda, the most notorious “copyright troll” law firm, known for accusing Americans of downloading porn, and threatening to sue if they don’t pay up. They all reportedly "took the fifth."
If you see one of your Facebook friends sharing an innocuous link with the caption "Watch this if you’re curious," for the love of God do not click through. It leads to a child porn video—and a virus, which takes over your account and starts peppering all your friends with the same treacherous link