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Modern Justice

Modern Justice

Gym Bully Disowned After Being Doxxed By 4chan, Reddit

(Photo: Reddit.com)

The gym is supposed to be a sacred place where people can grunt, sweat and make fools of themselves in peace. With the advent of camera phones and social media, though, meanies can now post pics of fellow gym-goers in the most compromising of positions.

But if there’s one thing the Internet loves more than hatery creepshots, it’s vigilante justice. One Australian butthead found that out the hard way when he got banned from his gym after mocking someone on Facebook. Read More

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Chasing an iPhone Through the Big City

The phone, post recovery.

Everyone pitches in when a lost iPhone is involved. Here’s a story of how two friends, a stranger, and a legion of police officers tracked down a rogue iPhone yesterday in New York City. A pair of friends who planned to meet for lunch ended up going on adventure instead, and they sent in this third-person account. Read More

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As SEC Turns to Computers to Detect Fraud, Wall Street Cries Foul

"Shit, she took a screenshot."

One of the reason that Bernie Madoff was able to stay undetected for so long was that he could alternately charm and intimidate the young SEC staffers sent to investigate his firm. In the wake of that scandal, reports The Wall Street Journal, the SEC has developed a computer system that analyzes performance from thousands of hedge funds and looks for  unusually good performance year-over-year that, like Mr. Madoff, seems too good to be true.  Read More

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More Proof That You Should Not Rob Geeks Because They Will Bust You With Technology

(nypost.com)

The internet is disrupting the burglary industry! Levent Cetiner, a 30-year-old IT worker, busted a would-be burglar yesterday with a Keebox motion-sensor camera he bought for $50 online and installed in his Chelsea apartment. “I hoped I wouldn’t actually have to use it, but I thought it was a good idea to have. Plus, I work in IT, and I thought it would be a cool thing to play with,” he told the Post. Read More

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Power To the Twits! New York City Slumlord Versus Twitter

(evgrieve.com)

Some East Village residents are about to bring the social media pain on Jakobson Properties, the no-fee rental shop that notoriously cuts corners when it comes to building maintenance. EV Grieve noticed these signs around the neighborhood, encouraging tenants to tweet their complaints about piles of trash, leaky roofs, lack of hot water, power outages and so on to @Jakobson_fix_it, ideally with a photo. Read More

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To Catch an iPhone Thief on Camera, You May Have to Jailbreak Your Phone

iThief via The Daily News

Here’s a bit of freudenschade to distract distraught Apple acolytes. A tech-savvy Queens woman caught the man who stole her iPhone on camera by installing an app called iGotYa.

Unlike Apple’s free Find My iPhone software, which shows the approximate location of the device, iGotYa will take take a photo of whenever someone’s unsuccessfully trying to unlock your iPhone and email it to the owner. So, if you throw back a few too many, chances are you’ll wake to a self-portrait in your inbox. Read More