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Florida city to pay $600K ransom to hacker who seized computer systems weeks ago

A Florida city is paying $600,000 in Bitcoins to a hacker who took over local government computers after an employee clicked on a malicious email link three weeks ago. Riviera Beach officials voted this week to pay 65 Bitcoins to the hacker who seized the city’s computer systems, forcing the local police and fire departments…MORE

Philadelphia, St. Louis police departments roiled by racist and hateful Facebook posts

The police departments of Philadelphia and St. Louis are taking action following allegations that officers posted hateful or racist content on social media. In Philadelphia, 72 officers were taken off the streets and placed on administrative duty, and in St. Louis, 22 officers have been barred from bringing their cases to the Circuit Attorney’s Office.…MORE

Complaint says transgender athletes in Connecticut have an unfair competitive advantage

Three Connecticut high school athletes are challenging the state’s policy of letting transgender athletes compete on sport teams based on their gender identity. The students filed a federal complaint with the US Department of Education claiming the policy violates Title IX, the federal law that aims to ensure students have equal access to opportunities regardless…MORE

Key piece of evidence missing in Kevin Spacey case

Kevin Spacey‘s accuser, his mother and their attorney say they cannot find the cell phone the accuser used the night the actor allegedly sexually assaulted him, according to court documents. A Nantucket, Massachusetts judge ordered the three of them to turn the phone over so defense experts could examine it. Spacey’s lawyers claimed in a…MORE

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