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JD.com’s Billionaire CEO Will Not Be Charged With Sexual Assault

In September, JD.com’s billionaire founder, Richard Liu, was accused of rape nearly four months ago by a young Chinese student at the University of Minnesota. He was reportedly in Minneapolis for his studies since he is a doctoral student at the university. According to The New York Times, “the Hennepin County attorney’s office said that it did not find enough ... Read More »

YouTuber Admits Aspects of Viral HomePod Glitter Bomb Video Were Faked

New submitter ArchieBunker writes: A viral video featuring a booby-trapped HomePod box that pranked package thieves with a glitter bomb has been criticized for faking some of the reactions of the would-be “thieves,” who were in fact acquaintances of friends of the video’s creator. The video, “Package Thief vs. Glitter Bomb Trap” by former NASA engineer Mark Rober, featured the ... Read More »

AT&T Will Put a Fake 5G Logo On Its 4G LTE Phones

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: AT&T customers will start to see a 5G logo appear in the corner of their smartphone next year — not because they’re using a 5G phone connected to a 5G network, but because AT&T is going to start pretending its most advanced 4G LTE tech is 5G. According to FierceWireless, AT&T ... Read More »

Mars Express Beams Back Images of Ice-Filled Korolev Crater

An anonymous reader shares a report: The stunning Korolev crater in the northern lowlands of Mars is filled with ice all year round owing to a trapped layer of cold Martian air that keeps the water frozen. The 50-mile-wide crater contains 530 cubic miles of water ice, as much as Great Bear Lake in northern Canada, and in the centre ... Read More »

ACLU To Feds: Your ‘Hacking Presents a Unique Threat To Individual Privacy’

The American Civil Liberties Union, along with Privacy International, a similar organization based in the United Kingdom, have now sued 11 federal agencies, demanding records about how those agencies engage in what is often called “lawful hacking.” From a report: The activist groups filed Freedom of Information Act requests to the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and nine others. None ... Read More »